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    Default 4 month growth for Nhandu Chromatus

    December:






    January:


    February: Time for a new home. The coconut in the picture is as big as the container before. I was worried I was re-housing too soon but it just caused a big growth spurt.



    March:




    April (now):






    Ps: it is generally recommended to not use wet sponges as they can be a breeding ground for mould, I used cut up sponges as homes for my slings but kept them dry of course and they worked a treat...

    Ps2: whenever mould appeared on a branch or the coconut, I found the best way of cleaning it was to get a cotton bud, soak it is cider vinegar and then swab away the mould. The cider vinegar is safe to use around your spider and it prevents any more mould growing on that spot.
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    I've heard males tend to grow faster than female T's...

    Well nothing I can do about that, we'll have to see but I have got my suspicions that Pamela is actually a male lol.

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    That's quite a difference there Tom, obviousely you have the conditions right.
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    I reckon the nhandu chromatus must be one of the best spiders to watch grow up. Every time I check on it, it looks differnt. It does hide alot but when you see it, it is all the more worthwhile. He/she gave me a great display today, walking round the container, posing, walking some more before going into hiding again


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    Gorgeous T Tom. Can really see her/his white stripes coming through.

    Whether it's a Pamela or a Patrick - lovely

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    heehee, I like that suggestion Leanne, I will most likely adopt that name if it comes to it.

    I will settle on pam for now. Then pat if it a he.

    He/she has been alot more active recently. I reckon she is getting used to me but most on here don't think T's can learn or awknowledge our presence.

    From my limited experience with grammastolas I would agree, they seem dumb as hell and blind as a bat but the other species I have (chromatopelma cyaneopubescens, nhandu chromatus and brachy auratum) are all showing great personality and intelligence.

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