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  1. Spiders and Inverts
    I bought my first T a couple of weeks ago, a Brazilian Black, as after all the research this was one of the 'best beginners' and a local shop had them in stock. I know this is such a newbie question but... after having it a week it had covered the entrance to it's burrow. It never accepted...
  2. Spiders and Inverts
    Well I suppose all t owners have to experience it at some time, but it still sucks when you lose a t. I have 5 P. metallicas from the same sac, which I have been growing on. They all moulted last week on various days.However, b1 moulted on Thursday and when I checked them this morning, b1 was in...
  3. Spiders and Inverts
    One of my E. murinus flipped early this evening, and has just completed moulting successfully - I was worried about this one, she is a cracking big specimen, so I'm chuffed to bits! One of her fangs was permanently fully extended, and she was unable to retract it, she also had a missing leg...
  4. Spiders and Inverts
    Hi guys and girls I have only been keeping t's since the beginning of the year so bear with me if this seems like a silly thing to ask. I have had an m.balfouri for several months, and I actually saw the little bugger at 5 this morning for the first time since about march (and I'm not ashamed...
  5. Spiders and Inverts
    I've just had a B. smithi moult and there seems to be something still attached to it's abdomen. It moulted fin and the moult is intact, the only difference between this moult and other moults I had is that the B. smithi didn't split the sides of the abdomen in the normal way. It has only split...
  6. Spiders and Inverts
    Hi guys, I am after a bit of advise. My Cameroon red baboon has been moulting over night and is having trouble getting her fangs out of the old skin. Do I intervene?? The humidity is ok in the tank and she is a healthy spider approx 4 months old. What are your thoughts
  7. Spiders and Inverts
    After unboxing my new delivery of 11 T's, I thought it was about time to start feeding all of my others. I was down to my last 5 and noticed that my Golden knee has flipped. Now she never showed any sign of going into moult but there she is :2thumb: My main concern is where she has chosen to...
  8. Spiders and Inverts
    My genic shed about a week ago and instead of coming out with a nice oval shaped arse, it looks like an hourglass shape going in at the sides. This normal? cheers x
  9. Lizards
    So I have had my dragon Critter for two years now. Every time he moults it has never been for more than a few days, a week at the most. His moult he is currently in has been going on for at least 3 weeks. Is there anything wrong or is he just having a randomly long moult?
  10. Spiders and Inverts
    Caught an assassin bug moulting into adult last night. I was surprised to see they're bright red! After this it took ages and I got bored!
  11. Snakes
    Hi all, Those of you who've seen me on here before will know that I've got Ford, a CB10 male Royal Python. He's an inquisitive fellow, often coming out of his vivarium for a wander around the flat. We've had Ford for about 12 weeks now, he's feeding fine (one jumbo mouse per week) but refused...
  12. Feeder
    I got this video of a silkworm moulting the other night! I now have 4 of the largest ones spinning coccoons! Gotta love free food! I have never had any get to this stage from hatching the eggs before, so I am really excited! Can't wait till the pretty little moths start emerging! Silk moths...
  13. Spiders and Inverts
    I've got a chile rose juvenile which has burrowed and walled herself in (say its female, no idea though). I thought to myself they sometimes do this when due to shed but am getting worried as shes been in there for almost 3 weeks now. Should I be worried?
  14. Spiders and Inverts
    First time ive seen it, its pretty freaking interesting! i took a couple pictures that arent the best of quality but you get the idea.
  15. Spiders and Inverts
    hi wondering if anyone could help out here as said my male chilean rose has just stopped eating about 2 weeks ago, anyone have any idea why? he has never missed a feed before this and always nails his food within seconds of it being put in, he is sub-adult about 4-5 years old this is my first...
  16. Spiders and Inverts
    i'm asking this simply becoz i just found a dead locust in the critter keeper and when i fished it out i noticed it had two heads , one was black and the other looked like the adult ones , more cream and brown rather than yellow and green help:gasp:
  17. Spiders and Inverts
    Im not 100% sure but i think one of my P.cambridgei slings may of died but im holding on to the hope its just a moult it ate fine three days ago temps are 22-24 its got a good layer of substrate. It is the slightly smaller of the two i got from lucky eddie and if it has died its my first death...
  18. Lizards
    Hi all, I have a bosc monitor, not exactly sure how old it is, but it's about 15 cms in length from head to tail. Here's the setup 90cm x 40cm x 40cm, 2cm-8cm of coco fibre mixed with a very small amount of sand, it has a 1 litre swimming pool, 2 rocks and a wood piece that acts as a basking...
  19. Spiders and Inverts
    Hello, I bought me a little ghost mantis online last week, he arrived on the tuesday. On the website it was stated as an L3-L4. It ate a fly on the day he arrived and a small moth during the night, watching him catch his fly and nibble it's head off was awesome :D. but after that i had three...
  20. Spiders and Inverts
    My slings have moulted in their web-hide thingies. Do burrowing spiders moult in their burrows? If so, how do you get the moult out? Thanks.
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