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

Found this guy sitting under my mirror. I’m pretty sure it’s a Grass Spider. I live it Ohio and it seems that those are common around here in the summer.

AS: that is actually a Hacklemesh weaver Amaurobius ferox male! they are also very common in Ohio :)

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Can anyone tell me what kind of spider this is? He was a big guy
AS: that is a Barn Spider which is a kind of Orb Weaver :) also it’s a female
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Can anyone tell me what kind of spider this is? He was a big guy

AS: that is a Barn Spider which is a kind of Orb Weaver :) also it’s a female

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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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About three weeks ago I was visiting my parents and my dad told my about this large spider by the trash bins. He thought of squashing her, but then thought better of it since she’s killing mosquitoes. Seeing as I’d painting spiders for my senior watercolors portfolio I raced down to take some pics of her with my phone for painting inspiration. I just visited again today and am pleased to say she is doing well. I named her Stella since I figure my dad’s going to be making sure nobody messes with her web. I thought I’d share since I thought she was beautiful. :) Also, I very much enjoy your blog. Keep posting all the spiders!
AS: i’m glad she’s safe! thats an Argiope by the way, great spiders to have around!
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About three weeks ago I was visiting my parents and my dad told my about this large spider by the trash bins. He thought of squashing her, but then thought better of it since she’s killing mosquitoes. Seeing as I’d painting spiders for my senior watercolors portfolio I raced down to take some pics of her with my phone for painting inspiration. I just visited again today and am pleased to say she is doing well. I named her Stella since I figure my dad’s going to be making sure nobody messes with her web. I thought I’d share since I thought she was beautiful. :) Also, I very much enjoy your blog. Keep posting all the spiders!

AS: i’m glad she’s safe! thats an Argiope by the way, great spiders to have around!

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