I got to handle a tarantula for the first time ever at the Portland Metro Reptile Expo! Courtesy of South Sound Reptiles (I think)!  I don’t remember the species. :c
As someone who’s handled lots of cockroaches and large(ish) beetles, I was expecting something scratchier and heavier, but they’re so light-footed and dainty, I couldn’t even believe how cute it was.
AS: thats a Chaco Golden Knee Tarantula! and yes they are so light you can barely feel them walking on you!
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I got to handle a tarantula for the first time ever at the Portland Metro Reptile Expo! Courtesy of South Sound Reptiles (I think)!  I don’t remember the species. :c

As someone who’s handled lots of cockroaches and large(ish) beetles, I was expecting something scratchier and heavier, but they’re so light-footed and dainty, I couldn’t even believe how cute it was.

AS: thats a Chaco Golden Knee Tarantula! and yes they are so light you can barely feel them walking on you!

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P. Pulcher tarantula female
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P. Pulcher tarantula female

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Her name was Jackie, she live with me more than 5 years, she die in 2012, but she live in my heart for ever, I love her so much and I thank to my father to give me that beautiful present. I will never forget you Jackie, you were my best friend.
AS: what a cutie, sorry for your loss. 
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Her name was Jackie, she live with me more than 5 years, she die in 2012, but she live in my heart for ever, I love her so much and I thank to my father to give me that beautiful present. I will never forget you Jackie, you were my best friend.

AS: what a cutie, sorry for your loss. 

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an Amazonian Saphire Pink toe tarantula Avicularia diversipes
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an Amazonian Saphire Pink toe tarantula Avicularia diversipes

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Found my own Cat Faced orb weaver this evening :)

Found my own Cat Faced orb weaver this evening :)

Got this picture outside my boyfriend’s house.
Any idea what it is?
AS: thats a Black Widow Juvenile Female Latrodectus mactans!  they look a lot like brown widows but an adult brown widow has a dark cepholothorax (head) while a juvenile black widow has a light head with a stipe like the one pictured! 
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Got this picture outside my boyfriend’s house.

Any idea what it is?

AS: thats a Black Widow Juvenile Female Latrodectus mactans!  they look a lot like brown widows but an adult brown widow has a dark cepholothorax (head) while a juvenile black widow has a light head with a stipe like the one pictured! 

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So I got another pink toe! Her name is Socks :) and Umi my pumpkin patch tarantula loves her new plant!

A Cellar spider/ Daddy-long legs with her egg sac
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A Cellar spider/ Daddy-long legs with her egg sac

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Another adorable backyard dweller. Good-sized female of unknown species (but a very cooperative photography subject).
AS: what a great picture! very curious little Tan jumping spider 
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Another adorable backyard dweller. Good-sized female of unknown species (but a very cooperative photography subject).

AS: what a great picture! very curious little Tan jumping spider 

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a mother wolf spider with SO. MANY. BABIES.
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a mother wolf spider with SO. MANY. BABIES.

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