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Old 17-05-2009, 11:38 PM
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Went to the BTS today, only planned on a look around but came away with a Citharischius crawshayi, just fell in love with its colour!

Did anyone else get one?
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Old 17-05-2009, 11:42 PM
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I was tempted, cos I think they look gorgeous, but I'm not so keen on burrowers. I like to see my spiders
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Old 17-05-2009, 11:44 PM
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Get yourself a red bulb and enjoy watching it hunt.

Interesting burrowing habits as well.
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Old 17-05-2009, 11:50 PM
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kool, i am looking forward to feeding it, its legs are only approx 2 cms, and the guy i brought it off couldnt speak english, just wondered if anyone could give me some advice as to how often to feed it, what to feed and any good care sheets

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Old 17-05-2009, 11:53 PM
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kool, i am looking forward to feeding it, its legs are only approx 2 cms, and the guy i brought it off couldnt speak english, just wondered if anyone could give me some advice as to how often to feed it, what to feed and any good care sheets

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Just give it some moist soil, feed it whenever really, once a week, once every two weeks...

Thats how I kept mine of a similar size.
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Old 17-05-2009, 11:54 PM
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kool, i am looking forward to feeding it, its legs are only approx 2 cms, and the guy i brought it off couldnt speak english, just wondered if anyone could give me some advice as to how often to feed it, what to feed and any good care sheets

cheers

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You got one of them Female Kings , Good off that german fella , Just keep it in a medium large elcloser tall and plenty of floor space and 6 to 8 inchs of peat , then give it a large warter bowl with a pice of slate in it , feed every 1 to 2 weeks and bingo , : )
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Old 17-05-2009, 11:56 PM
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nice deep substrate, these guys love to burrow!
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You got one of them Female Kings , Good off that german fella , Just keep it in a medium large elcloser tall and plenty of floor space and 6 to 8 inchs of peat , then give it a large warter bowl with a pice of slate in it , feed every 1 to 2 weeks and bingo , : )
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large water bowl even though its only tiny? i am hoping its female : ) any idea what size food to give it ?

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Old 18-05-2009, 12:04 AM
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don't give it a large bowl if it's tiny. Just keep one corner damp, or give it a little bottle cap of water.

Give it food no larger than its carapace, eg a mealworm or small cricket a couple of times a week.
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don't give it a large bowl if it's tiny. Just keep one corner damp, or give it a little bottle cap of water.

Give it food no larger than its carapace, eg a mealworm or small cricket a couple of times a week.
cheers, i think i will have to get some tiny cricks as meal worm may be a bit big for it at the mo. what's the best substrate to use, is peat and vermiculite ok or is it best to just stick with the peat and no vermiculite ?

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