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Sounds like my kinda critter! Cute! But... there's probably a funnel web spider in the closet, right? *shudders and runs*
Not where I live! It's too cold for them.

I hope.

I thought your hubby might enjoy this popular tourism video: http://www.vidz.com.au/video/123/Dea...e-to-Australia

I have seriously considered keeping tarantulas. Bit like taking coal to Newcastle, lol, but they are so very lovely. The native equivalent here would be Selenocosmia crassipes, the bird eating spider (aka barking or whistling spider). Not to be confused with Theraphosa blondi, the Goliath bird eater, which is (I think??) a species of true tarantula? Our bird eaters get really enormous legspan-wise and can be quite aggressive, so perhaps are best for experienced spider wranglers.

Here's the late, great Steve Irwin, irritating one:


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post #42 of 56 (permalink) Old 02-10-2012, 12:26 PM
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Are these the temps inside the house? I take it you do not have air conditioning then?

30c is fine.. 60c is incredibly hot
16c is only 60 degrees and is a little chilly but not too bad, a warm desk light near by would be enough to keep it warm.

I'm more concerned with the heat in summer. I might ask a t forum about if the species can survive that amount of heat
Yes, and yes we don't have A/C.
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If it cant take the heat, I'll take one of our spiders, they can take it!(I hope)

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Not where I live! It's too cold for them.

I hope.

I thought your hubby might enjoy this popular tourism video: Deadly Animals Come to Australia video

I have seriously considered keeping tarantulas. Bit like taking coal to Newcastle, lol, but they are so very lovely. The native equivalent here would be Selenocosmia crassipes, the bird eating spider (aka barking or whistling spider). Not to be confused with Theraphosa blondi, the Goliath bird eater, which is (I think??) a species of true tarantula? Our bird eaters get really enormous legspan-wise and can be quite aggressive, so perhaps are best for experienced spider wranglers.

Here's the late, great Steve Irwin, irritating one:

Well sins the song is so catchy, I want to go now!(but I cant)

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Looks like you might have some issues. Some areas in SA don't allow any tarantulas, some you need permits for local species, some you need permits for exotic species. Your local 'baboon' tarantulas would be fine, if you can figure out if you need a permit or not. See if you can find a local tarantula society or maybe ask someone official what the rules are for your area.

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Okay from what I'm hearing, most of the permit issues are settled. Try to find someone locally selling local tarantulas. Any african tarantula would be your best bet. Even without air conditioning your house is still likely a few degrees cooler than the hottest temps outdoors.

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I've got the tank.Very exited, and it needs allot of work! It's 47cm long, 35cm in with and 36 high,That is about 13gal
Wen I picked it up the bottom fell out,and the glass(glad it did not break)
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Not where I live! It's too cold for them.

I hope.

I thought your hubby might enjoy this popular tourism video: Deadly Animals Come to Australia video

I have seriously considered keeping tarantulas. Bit like taking coal to Newcastle, lol, but they are so very lovely. The native equivalent here would be Selenocosmia crassipes, the bird eating spider (aka barking or whistling spider). Not to be confused with Theraphosa blondi, the Goliath bird eater, which is (I think??) a species of true tarantula? Our bird eaters get really enormous legspan-wise and can be quite aggressive, so perhaps are best for experienced spider wranglers.

Here's the late, great Steve Irwin, irritating one:

The snake at the end is a Black Mamba, and they don't live there.

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Okay for the tank.. I would clean it up and repaint it(it's good that the pieces fell apart, it will be easier) and then pick a water based sealant and use 3 or so coats. Then put it back together!

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Is it ok to keep a Baboon?
I must make a new bottom, those two parts on the first pic are the lid!
I cleaned and glowed it, now comes the part were I paint it.

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I would ask someone where you live if it's okay. I'm not familiar with the rules where you live--sometimes they can be silly!

You will still want to seal it even if you paint it!

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