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Arachnophobia 1920 x 1200 by Monochrome5 Arachnophobia 1920 x 1200 by Monochrome5
A Halloween-ish wallpaper I suppose. I think this is a banded tarantula. Shot at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

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Kveldsvanger Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
cute brachypelma vagans
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Toxs1n Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Appearently this is an acanthoscurria insubtilis male. and he's either injured or kicked too much hair. I have a female. she's kinda peaceful and loves to dig caves :D
nice shot :)
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Monochrome5 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Oh yeah? I just saw it at the zoo and loved it :) How can you tell it's a male?
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Toxs1n Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
female tarantulas, and spiders in general usually have a bigger rare body than males. and as you can see this dude has a slightly larger forebody. that means he's a male
if he looked like her:[link] he would be a female :D
not too hard to tell the difference :)
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Monochrome5 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
All this spider talk makes me want one as a pet. How difficult are they to take care of?
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Toxs1n Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
that depends on which species you would like to pick and how much are you afraid of physical contact :D

The insubtilis is a Bolivian spider, and likes to burrow into the ground therefore you need a quite thinck soil for it. recommanded is half of the terrarium. they need a half coconut or a broken pot or anything they can use as a hiding place, a small water container... like a bottle cap or something. and for being a tropical tarantula, high humidity. Cricket is the standard food for them. living cricket, so they can hunt them down. one per week is enough, but i like to spoil her a bit more, just to keep her big butt :D
ask me about other species if you would pick a different one :)
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Monochrome5 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
Physical contact doesn't bother me. I've got a degree in Biology and I'm working on my masters in Marine Biology. I love getting hands on with animals :)

What size terrarium would I need? I've got an old 10 gallon aquarium I could convert.
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Toxs1n Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
tarantulas do not need much space. i'm not sure how big is a 10 gallon terrarium, but seemy far engough :D
the mature tarantula is not larger than 15 centimeters, adn if you count the place for the things i've said, you can figure out how much space it needs, since they do not move much, and prefer digging :)
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