painted-bees:

Penh was eyeing up my lollipop something fierce. 


Expecting her to be repelled by it, I let her check it out.
She wiggled her antennae all over it before shoving her face right into it with the fervor of a five-year-old sugar addict. Sean managed to snap a shot of the moment! 

Apparently it’s not “bad” for her, but too much sugar can’t be very ‘good’ either! Though, I’m have a feeling that she would insist otherwise if she were capable of doing so.

nom nom nom

hey that’s my n. coloratovillosus, tilly. @_@

hey that’s my n. coloratovillosus, tilly. @_@

fruitsgarden:

uvu
yes!
actually, 3 years for a male tarantula is a pretty normal lifespan. they can go anywhere from 2-5 years.
BUT,
female tarantulas can live anywhere from 10-40 years depending on the species!!!!!

yes!

actually, 3 years for a male tarantula is a pretty normal lifespan. they can go anywhere from 2-5 years.

BUT,

female tarantulas can live anywhere from 10-40 years depending on the species!!!!!

hi, i've been thinking about getting a tarantula and was wondering what you think are the best species for a beginner?

you should totally get one! when i started, i was iffy at first and was on the fence about getting a tarantula. now i have 17 and i never ever would regret my decision! they’ve brought so much happiness into my life. that sounds weird but they are extremely therapeutic to me! taking care of my tarantulas is kind of like my little ~*ZEN*~ garden. i notice if i’m ever feeling really stressed out about something i start to do maintenance or feed them or whatever needs to be done and i feel a billion times better afterwards.

the absolute calmest species that i have had (though tarantula behaviors vary from spider to spider) have been my brachypelma smithi and my grammostola pulchra! more so the b. smithi.

if you feel like you can handle a little more, i’d say go for almost any brachypelma. (personally, i’d stay away from b. vagans if defensive tarantulas scare you at first)

grammostola can be a good beginner species but are typically a little more skittish (crazy) than brachypelma in my experience.

avicularia also make good beginner tarantulas but require more maintenance because they have higher humidity requirements.

i’ve also heard excellent things about the genus aphonopelma, but i don’t actually have one so i cant tell you from experience! (THOUGH I REALLY REALLY WANT ONE)

just keep in mind that any tarantula can be extremely defensive or extremely calm.

BUT SERIOUSLY. B. vagans are typically evil even though so many people recommend them for beginners.

It's so cute how much they've grown! Do you ever dress them up when they get bigger? Like little capes and crowns so they look like kings and queens?

i have been guilty of this a few times, yes

groans.tumblr.com shows her true colors

groans.tumblr.com shows her true colors

I'm in insanely terrified of spiders but looking at pictures of yours is so interesting. They're so pretty ! ;~; I hate how I can only view them from a screen and am too chicken to even get near them at the pet store
Anonymous

aww!!! thank you!!!

i hope you can slowly overcome your fear. spiders are awesome and good

Can tarantulas be housed together? I'm assuming not

surprisingly, some can be housed together, yes!

but most species cannot.

the best communal species are:

holothele incei (the most best communal species!)

poecilotheria sp.

i’ve heard of people also doing communals with:

avicularia sp.

p. murinus

and m. balfouri

but there still are risks of cannibalism when doing communals with even the most tolerant species

sorry its just really cool seeing how big theyve gotten

old boy

old boy

HMMM

HMMM

brachypelma seriously grow sooooooooooooooooooooooooo slow but they are my favorite ever

brachypelma seriously grow sooooooooooooooooooooooooo slow but they are my favorite ever

makin progress over here

makin progress over here

tonrarnanuk:

My friends GORGEOUS E. murinus is an absolute doll… I wish my Princess was this sweet!

tonrarnanuk:

My friends GORGEOUS E. murinus is an absolute doll… I wish my Princess was this sweet!