Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Typhochlaena seladonia (Brazilian jeweled tarantula)

The little Typhochlaena seladonia (Brazilian Jeweled) spiderlings recently molted so I took the opportunity to rehouse the little ones. 

T. seladonia enjoying a "pinhead" B. lateralis in an arboreal spiderling enclosure kit.

Depending on the viewing angle and lighting the colors can look different. 

I feel the photos do not do them justice!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Sneak peak of the new 7x7x11 Jamie's Tarantulas cage

Here is a sneak peak of the new 7x7x11 Jamie's Tarantulas cage we hope to release later this month. The prototype is pictured left next to the original 8x8x14 Adult Tarantula cage. 

This 7x7x11 Tarantula cage is somewhere in-between the Juvenile 4x4x5, 4x4x7 and current 8x8x14 Adult cage.  It's perfect for medium to large juveniles and smaller adult Tarantulas. 

 This is just a prototype. For the retail version the ventilation holes will be rearranged so they are functionally correct for the enclosures adjusted size. 

Depending on the current cost of acrylic the 7x7x11 cage should cost about $75 retail for the cage only. The price will include shipping within the USA.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Communal Terrestrial Juvenile Enclosure - Poecilotheria sp. "Lowland"

Recently we have had requests for information on keeping tarantulas communally. Now that Jon is doing the majority of the emails I will hopefully have more time to more photos, articles, videos and blog posts to fulfill the requests. Thank you everyone for your patience and support!

 Communal Terrestrial Juvenile Enclosure - Poecilotheria sp. "Lowland"   

The Poecilotheria sp. Lowland have been popular and I was only able to get a limited number of slings. Before they were all spoken for I saved a lucky group of 13 from the original communal enclosure of about 36 to set up a communal for my personal collection.

We rehoused that bakers dozen of our Poecilotheria sp. "Lowland" spiderlings into a Terrestrial Juvenile enclosure kit. Today they are enjoying their first meal in their new home!

It is fun to watch the Poecilotheria sp. Lowland take prey. They will touch the prey before attacking it to make they're not accidentally going after a sibling.

Although they were just rehoused into a new enclosure these Poecilotheria have been living together peacefully for about six months now.

Some basic communal tips:

-Not all tarantulas species can live communally. In fact most can not (you'll just end up with one, big fat tarantula) I am currently keeping communal enclosures of M. balfouri, N. incei & Poeilotheria Lowland.

-If possible start your communal with tarantulas already familiar with each other/living in commune. 

-Bigger isn't necessarily better when doing a communal enclosure. You want the tarantulas to share a common borrow/tube web structure rather than try to steak out their own territory.  

-Make sure they are fed and watered (light mist) often but not so much there are feeders constantly running around the enclosure (This will only make them stressed!) We feed our Poecilotheria sp. Lowland communal about once every five days only as much as the slings can catch in a few minutes.   Not all tarantulas in the commune will want to eat every meal. 

Friday, January 30, 2015

January 29, 2015. A day in photos.

This is my favorite picture for today. This "Green Bottle Blue" has such rich color it would be hard to take a bad picture of her!

The photo below has not been altered in any way. This is exactly how it came off the camera. The female molted about two weeks ago and is approximately 26 months old. She has some of the richest color I've ever seen in a GBB.

This Psalmopoeus reduncus (Costa Rican Orange Mouth) 3-4" FEMALE was recently posted for sale without a photo, what a shame! She is so beautiful, although a little camera shy. I love her metallic gold carapace. 

There are a few taranutlas we're trimming from my personal collection as I need to make room for spring breeding projects. Here is one of them an ​Ephebopus murinus (Skeleton Tarantula) female. She is half-way between her baby and adult colors and was too pretty not to photograph.

Jamie's pet chicken (Ron Bird-gundy) wonders if that M. robustum tastes as good as it looks.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

G. pulchra (Brazilian Black) and A. eutylenum (California Ebony)

We have two breeding females of G. pulchra (Brazilian Black) and two of A. eutylenum (California Ebony). One Brazilian Black has been bred while both California Ebony girls have been paired. Both species are lovely, can you tell who is who? (scroll for the answer)

A. eutylenum (California Ebony) is pictured second/below. This female is one of our favorite spiders. We can see why many keepers of the species affectionately refer to their Ebony as "the poor mans Brazilian Black." Although the Ebony is native to California the species seldom available in the hobby. Despite the fact Ebony's are extremely hardy, like their look-alike Brazilian Black the Ebony is difficult to breed. We hope to see one of our females produce so others may enjoy this wonderful species.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

P. irminia / Venezuelan Sun Tger

Mother was clever enough to hide not one but two eggscs from us. We were quite surprised to see the web open and a wave of gorgeous and quite large second instar babies pour out. We quickly covered the ventilation holes of her adult enclosure with painters tape, so the babies couldn't escape. Rounding them up has been a challenge as mom is highly protective of her brood. These little guys are hefty at nearly one inch! Mother have given them a great start in life. Many have already eaten their first meal while others are still getting used to the idea of live food. To honor this very prolific P. irminia we now have her gorgeous offspring available at $18ea or $24 for the "special" (includes the P. irminia, enclosure and furnishings)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wanted: Your males!

Love is in the air!

Breeding season is in full swing here at Jamie's Tarantulas. Many females have been paired while some have already dropped an egg sac. We're looking forward to spiderlings in the spring!

We have little space in our "breeders room" so many specimens from my personal collection will be sold in order to make much needed space for this years breeding projects. If you're interested in a sexed juvenile or adult keep an eye on the website. All month long we'll be posing juveniles, adults and even some breeding pairs (at random) as space is needed** This is also time for our "want list" so if you have a male on the list drop us a line!

Will trade/store credit for these mature or sub-adult immature male:

*A. azuraklaasi (Powder Blue Pink-toe)
*. ancylochira/Sp. Peru
A. diversipes (Amazon Sapphire Pink-toe) immature males only
*A. juruensis (Yellow Babded Pink-toe)
*A. minatrix (Red Slate Pink-toe)
A. urticans (Peru Purple Pink-toe)
A. versicolor (Martinique Pink-toe)
*B. albiceps (Mexican Golden Red-rump)
*B. albopilosum (Mexican Curly-hair)
*B. auratum (Mexican Flame Knee)
*B. baumgarteni (Mexican Orange Beauty)
*B. boehmei (Mexican Fire-leg) Mature only otherwise immature males must be 5"+
*B. emilia (Mexican Red-leg)
*B. smithi (Mexican Red Knee) Mature only otherwise immature males must be 5"+
*B. klaasi (Mexican Pink)
*C. cyaneopubescens (Green Bottle Blue)
E. cyanognathus (Blue Fang)
*G. pulchra (Brazilian Black)
G. pulchripes (Chaco Golden Knee)
H. maculata (Togo Baboon) immature males only
*Iridopelma sp. recife
P. irminia (Venezuelan Suntiger)
P. metallica (Gooty Ornamental)
*P. ornata (Fringed Ornamental)
P. regalis (Indian Ornamental)
P. rufilata (Red Slate Ornamental)

*B. klaasi (Mexican Pink) freshly molted adults only

*May buy outright 

** Our sale list is always current and lists exactly what we have for sale. Thank you for not contacting us asking if we currently have, will have, or know anyone who has (your desired spider) available for purchase.