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DKS - Dyskinetic Syndrome in Tarantulas
DKS - Dyskinetic Syndrome in Tarantulas What is Dyskinetic Syndrome? Dyskinetic Syndrome (often referred to as "DKS") is not a specific disease, but rather a set of symptoms which typically include: -Jerky and/or twitchy movements -Loss of motor control (inducing difficulty or inability to walk, eat and drink) -In ...Read more
How to measure outstretched diagonal leg-span “DLS”
To properly measure a tarantulas true, outstretched diagonal leg-span or “DLS” there can be no noticeable bends in it’s knees. If there are any bends this can throw off the measurement often by a an extreme margin. A scrunched up leggy specimen can measure as little as half it’...Read more
Determining the gender of a tarantula
Is it male or female? This is often one of the biggest questions that goes through a keepers mind when acquiring a new tarantula. Females are prized among hobbyists for their larger size, longer lifespans (some species can live decades!) and ability to produce eggsacs. Males are often requested for ...Read more
Arboreal Spiderling Kit Set-Up: C. versicolor Part II
This is an update to Part I. Click here to read: Arboreal Spiderling Enclosure Set-Up: C. versicolor Part I. Update at 1 week: I was gone for the weekend and we were expecting cooler, rainy weather. Not so! Blueberry dried out more than I would have liked. If anyone wants to ...Read more
Arboreal Spiderling Kit Set-Up: C. versicolor Part I
For this tutorial we’re going to build an Arboreal Spiderling Enclosure Kit for a baby C. versicolor (Martinique Pink Toe) spiderling. We will be using hot glue gun to assemble the furnishings. Be sure to get your gun warmed up before you start! The Arboreal Spiderling Enclosure Kit is ...Read more
Welcome to our new blog!
Although it’s long overdo we are proud to introduce our new information site & blog. May 4th 2020 PLEASE BE PATIENT! IT WILL TAKE SOME TIME TO MOVE & ADD NEW POSTS The purpose of this part of the website is to share what I have learned in many years ...Read more