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Ollie
03-07-2008, 09:44 PM
I've been a little lax in posting pictures lately so heres a couple I took tonight.

Pterinochilus murinus, OBT, mature femalehttp://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/Meidinger/spiders003.jpg

Close up
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/Meidinger/untitled1-21.jpg

Tapinauchenius gigas, just a little fella with lots of growing to do, the vial is 32 mm in diameter
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/Meidinger/spiders008.jpg

Close up. You can see that he's been eating well!
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/Meidinger/untitled2-19.jpg

Ollie

animalover
03-07-2008, 10:00 PM
aw!! what cuties!! i love when the babies have big fat bellies.

Alberta Bred Geckos
03-07-2008, 10:07 PM
Wicked color on the Pterinochilus murinus, Tapinauchenius gigas is pretty cool too, tiny! Good pics Ollie!

Michael
03-07-2008, 10:34 PM
How big is that lady of yours? I should try to get updated pics of my OBT, it's really looking nice since it's last molt:D

And, i know i say this about every T i don't have (and that's alot...) but i need to get me a T. gigas!

TJEATWORLD
03-08-2008, 09:13 AM
Very cool pics!

huggorm
03-08-2008, 09:29 AM
Great looking ts you got there
Murinus is one of the most underrated tarantulas out there!

Ollie
03-09-2008, 10:15 AM
How big is that lady of yours? I should try to get updated pics of my OBT, it's really looking nice since it's last molt:D

And, i know i say this about every T i don't have (and that's alot...) but i need to get me a T. gigas!

She's pretty big Mike. Probably about 6 inches. I know she's about 3 inches scrunched up but I'm a little hesitant to measure her when she's stretched out, warmed up and ready to play.:o She ate the last male I put in with her and I'm just delaying a bit to see if she'll molt again before I introduce a another young mature male to her. Hate to have another one gobbled up by this maneater.

Ollie

Ollie
03-09-2008, 10:18 AM
Great looking ts you got there
Murinus is one of the most underrated tarantulas out there!

I agree Lelle. They are truly beautiful and if it wasn't for their bad attitude, I'm sure they would be on everyone's favorites list. Even so they are worth keeping.

Ollie

joeysgreen
03-10-2008, 09:56 AM
Is the murinus commonly called a baboon?

Ollie
03-10-2008, 10:38 AM
Yes, among its many names are:

OBT
Orange Bitey Thing
Orange Baboon Tarantula
Usambara Orange Starburst Baboon,

huggorm
03-10-2008, 10:57 PM
Yes, among its many names are:

OBT
Orange Bitey Thing
Orange Baboon Tarantula
Usambara Orange Starburst Baboon,

Worth mentioning the name "baboon spider" (comes from the spiders legs hanging out of a burrow resembles the fingers of baboons) is a african nickname for theraphosids found in Africa - and mainly the genus Pterinochilus and Harpactira (and a few others)

Ollie
03-11-2008, 05:58 AM
Worth mentioning the name "baboon spider" (comes from the spiders legs hanging out of a burrow resembles the fingers of baboons) is a african nickname for theraphosids found in Africa - and mainly the genus Pterinochilus and Harpactira (and a few others)

Thanks Lelle. Now that you mention it I can see that reasoning. Learn something new everyday.:)