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    Iv come across a deal of the century, well it seems so to me. My local shop has a Brachypelma Emilia (mexican red leg) and theyr asking for 60 for it, including the tank and set up. She, well im guessing its female coz it has one hell of a big round bum, was brought in by a customer so Im not sure how old she is, or much of her history, but she seems to be pretty healthy with no bald spots. I dont think she is fully mature coz she's a bit smaller than our last one. What i want to know is how quickly would any of you snap up that deal, and if you think its a good deal?

  • #2
    Sounds about the going rate assuming it is B. emilia and it is a female?!

    If you think it's worth it, then pay. Simple.
    Guy...
    www.giantspiders.com

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    • #3
      I paid 60 for a set up with a B.smithi at the last bts expo and it's worth every penny..
      I agree with Guy..

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        This is the new sweetheart that has graced our collection, seems to be a very healthy lady, and is very active too. My partner is very VERY happy with her (2 month early) birthday present lol

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        • #5
          Great Ts. I recently swapped one and I miss her, but my love for pokies took over

          I'd suggest removing the cotton wool (if that's what it is) from the water bowl. No need to have it, it just becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. Whilst this is unlikely to cause an issue its potentially a problem if your T was to fall ill. A pebble in the water bowl to stop the crickets drowing is all thats required.
          My Collection - Summer 2011



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          • #6
            ah really? yeah it is cotton wool, iv always used cotton wool in my T's water dishes, i do change it once a month or so though

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            • #7
              Its something that's often repeated in forums. I dare say those that use it rarely see any issue. However dormant bacteria will thrive if you give them cause to, so it seems a sensible precaution.
              I'm not sure who came up with the idea of putting it in there, tarantula seem to fare well in the wild without pools of moist cotton wool
              My Collection - Summer 2011



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              • #8
                Originally posted by Peter Lacey View Post
                so it seems a sensible precaution.
                Very much so Pete ...

                Originally posted by Peter Lacey View Post
                I'm not sure who came up with the idea of putting it in there
                This seemed to get more popular when hermit crabs were the "in thing" and crab sponge was sold for the water bowls for some reason (like they'd drown )
                If i remember correctly it said on the packaging that it was useable for all inverts .. just wondering if cotton wool has been seen as a cheaper alternative??
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                • #9
                  sounds a bargain mate, nicely done! beautiful creature
                  i'm not a massive Brachy person, but emilia are lovely
                  Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars... Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
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                  • #10
                    she is gorgeous aint she, although slightly potty lol she has decided to dig a hole in the middle of the tank and sits there all the time, not used her hide at all lol suppose she's comfortable where she is

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                    • #11
                      yep, sounds like a spider to me! lol
                      Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars... Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
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                      • #12
                        Poor thing is probably wild cought, petshops should be avoided imo

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JensFalk View Post
                          Poor thing is probably wild cought, petshops should be avoided imo
                          it is a specialist reptile and tarantula shop, not just a common pet shop, they are generally pretty clued up and know what they are talking about. doesnt rule out the wild caught bit tho, but then you can never be 100% sure with young adults, even if buying from specialist tarantula shops

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Gareth Brink View Post
                            it is a specialist reptile and tarantula shop, not just a common pet shop, they are generally pretty clued up and know what they are talking about. doesnt rule out the wild caught bit tho, but then you can never be 100% sure with young adults, even if buying from specialist tarantula shops
                            to reiterate what i said on another thread...there are worst threats to wild Theraphosids than the pet trade. read what Andrew Smith said in a recent journal. habitat destruction and the dry trade (preserved dead spiders) are the enemy. most collectors are responsible enough not to strip an area anymore. it may still happen, but captive breeding is the only solution, topped up by small shipments of WC specimens.
                            Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars... Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
                            -Martin Luther King Jr.

                            <-Black Metal Contra Mundum->
                            My Collection: - Support captive breeding

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