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  • Welcome all the newbies.

    Teri, what part of west mids ya from, I am from up there originally
    spider woman at Wilkinsons


    • Hiya Mary, I am in Wednesbury now. Originaly from down south lol


      • Hello all,

        Just a quick intoduction as requested. I don't own any tarantulas (unless you count one currently in my hospital) - I'm a vet with an interest in inverts (I only do exotic animals) and joining to try to keep up to date about the husbandry side. Mainly keep herps myself, though I have reared a salmon pink in the past.



        • Originally posted by Teresa Parsloe View Post
          Hiya Mary, I am in Wednesbury now. Originaly from down south lol
          Ahhh, I am from Rowley and now exiled to Bletchley MK
          spider woman at Wilkinsons


          • Welome

            Welcome Bruce, All the information that you may ever need in here just ask away and someone will have the answer,
            My Collection: - Support captive breeding

            "If it doesnt kill you, it only makes you stronger"


            • new member

              hi all, im a new member of the BTS and new to this forum too. i have been into spiders since i was very young, and only started keeping T's for about a year. It happened by chance when i entered the local exotic pet shop and saw there tarantulas, which reconected me to my love for spiders, needless to say i left that day with a B. smithi and now my collection is as follows;

              1. Brachypelma smithi
              1. Aphonopelma seemani
              2. Euathlus truculentus
              1. Euathlus pulcherrimaklaasi
              1. chromatopelma cyaneopubescens

              the next on my list is a lasiodora parahybana which i will be getting soon and a poecilotheria metallica which i will hopefully have soon.
              ''The very general opinion that the tarantula ''looks so horrible'' is obviously without any basis. To anyone who has learned to know this spider, it is as handsome as a goldfinch and fully as interesting.'' William J. Baerg. 1885-1980.


              • Welcome Andy
                spider woman at Wilkinsons


                • Hi

                  This is my first post, I've only just got into keeping T's. At the moment I only have one spiderling, a Euathlus sp. "Red" but about to get a semi mature G. aureostriata. I hope that you agree that these will make good choices for an inexperienced keeper.
                  The other things I’m into are keeping carnivorous plants and distance running. I’m looking forward to talking to you and gaining knowledge.

                  Grammostola aureostriata, Euathlus sp "Red" Chile Flame, Ephebopus murinus DCM and Aphonoplema seemani.


                  • Hi Alex and welcome.

                    Yup, I agree, two very nice spiders to start your collection off with ( and believe me, it will grow )

                    Feel free to post away ......

                    Don't forget to learn what you can, when you can, where you can.

                    Please Support CB Grammostola :- Act Now To Secure The Future


                    • Hi from Brighton

                      Hi I'm Angie Starr and I live near Brighton.

                      I'd never thought that 1 day I would own any kind of creepy crawly like creatures, until a last year wen I was datin my then boyfriend. When I told my friends he had 12 Tarantulas, 3 lizards, a scorpion and a skink (all in his bedroom) they thought he was weird and I was mad 4 goin out wiv him (u can imagine what they think about me now wiv 12 tarantulas 5 scorpions 3 Gekos, 2 African Domino Beetles, a Ball/Royal Python, a Hognose, a Pueblo Milk Snake and 2 Colombian Rainbow Boa's lol) I have become intrigued by these fascinating creatures and enjoy goin hunting @ the w-ends around the south coast UK 2 find new species (beats handbag & shoe shopping any day) At the moment I also have 8 Atlas Moth coccons which I am hoping 2 emerge any day

                      Trinidad Chevron (Psalmopoeus cambridgei)
                      Green Bottle Blue (Chomatopelma cyaneopubescen)
                      Blue Fang (Ephebopus cyanognathus)
                      King Baboon (Citharischius crawshayi)
                      Singapore Blue (Cyriopagopus sp)
                      Cobalt Blue (Haplopelma lividum)
                      Martinique Pink Toe (Avicularia versicolor)
                      Pink-Toe (Avicularia avicularia)
                      Mexican Redleg (Brachypelma emilia)
                      Chilean rose (Grammostola rosea)
                      Pink Zebra Beauty (Eupalastrus campestratus)
                      Brazilian whiteknee (Acanthoscurria geniculata)

                      Talca Forest Scorpion (Bothirius Sp)
                      Desert Hairy Scorpion (Hadrurus arizonensis)
                      Tailless Whip scorpion (Damon sp)
                      Banded Flat Rock Scorpion (Hadogenes paucidens)
                      Tanzanian red claw scorpion (Pandinus cavimanus)

                      2 African Domino Beetles (Anthia sexguttata)
                      0.1 Giant Spiny Stick Insect (Eurycantha Calcarata)
                      8 Atlas Moth Cocoons

                      I met Ray Hale in a pet shop y'day and he recommended I checked out this site. I'm plz'd 2 be here and look 4ward 2 meeting like minded people and learning more about these wonderful critters


                      • Hi Angie
                        welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy your stay.

                        So...Ray's on a recruitment drive then eh ?
                        Don't forget to learn what you can, when you can, where you can.

                        Please Support CB Grammostola :- Act Now To Secure The Future


                        • Thx Colin

                          Ray sold the BTS very well (what have u been doing lol) Its gr8 2 be here


                          • Good Day everyone
                            Am new to this forum
                            Originally from Russia,
                            but been living in CT, US few yrs now
                            very much Arachnoaddict
                            its me and my bugs


                            • John boyd

                              hi everyone my name is john im from ayrshire scotland,been popin in and out of this site for a while now,thought id join,i have 17 Ts 1 boa.
                              my fav T that i have is my venezuelan suntiger (psalmopoeus irminia)
                              im 37 partner karen daughter keri.


                              • Welcome to all the new members
                                spider woman at Wilkinsons