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Aphonopelma sp. Paysoni

Post by Shogun on Sun May 11, 2008 4:36 pm

Just got a sling from John Apple yesterday and was just looking for some information about them.

What I know is the little guy will run to the top of the cup the second I attempt to loosen the lid, even my OBT sling would run and hide at that size Laughing

It doesn't seem like there is a ton of info out there on them. I figure this is probably the best place to ask.

Thanks for any help!

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Post by John Apple on Sun May 11, 2008 6:10 pm

hey man welcome aboard...glad to see you here.
What I have noticed with these little guys is this.
Put him in a larger container with a bit of moistened dirt and h [or she] will start a burrow.

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Post by Shogun on Sun May 11, 2008 6:22 pm

Thanks for the help. I really like him so far, more active than most of my other slings which was unexpected..maybe just from moving around so much.
How docile are these guys when they get bigger?
Are they as slow growers as other aphonopelmas?

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Post by John Apple on Sun May 11, 2008 7:47 pm

Well Dan that big girl you saw of mine could be paysoni or schmidti or chalcodes or dare I say it.. megastriatus ..heh..heh you get the idea . What I am getting at is she is dog tame as you well saw. The schmidti is rather calm also just a bit more nervous...mind you these are just my observations with these species and could be different with other people.
Most of the chalcodes complex...[I call it that because they are all similiar] from what I have seen are very manageable

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Post by josh_r on Sun May 11, 2008 9:02 pm

aphonopelma are very opposite of most other genus. they can be difficult to make happy without some very simple knowledge. here are some key ingredients for a happy aphonopelma

ventilation. aphonopelma like good air flow
moisture. they dont like it too wet, more on the dry side of things. when you water, water just enough to slightly wet the top of the substrate and let it soak into the soil.
substrate. many aphonopelma are found on specific soil types and dont really tolerate anything else very well. native soils are the best. a sand/clay soil thaqt is light and loamy works best for most species.

one of these days, i need to post a great soil recipe for aphonopelma. native soils actually work better for most exotic species as well. you will RARELY see a tarantula on pure sphagnum peat in the wild and never on coco fiber in the wild. so i dont understand why a majority of people keep their spiders on these foreign substrates. i think i am going to start working on soil recipes for various species, native and exotic.

i dont know if you saw the adult female payson blonde that john had. here is a pic of the very spider. yours will look like this as an adult female

http://alien.darkbb.com/tarantulas-f42/aphonopelma-sp-payson-blonde-t37.htm

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Post by John Apple on Sun May 11, 2008 9:09 pm

That is the very same girl Josh that Dan saw.
At home I keep her on a mix of 75% play sand [no silicates] and 25% peat.
Dan Josh really know his stuff, his knowledge of aphonopelma is second to none that I have seen

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Post by Shogun on Sun May 11, 2008 9:37 pm

Wow, thanks John and Josh for the information.

Those soil recipies would be pretty interesting.

My interest in natives and dwarves grows by the day Smile
So I will be at these boards all the time reading what you guys discover.

And most likely I wil be at your table next month John, hopefully picking up some cool natives

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Post by josh_r on Sun May 11, 2008 9:39 pm

we gotta get the natives breeding first man. lol. soon enough, soon enough.
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Post by Shogun on Sun May 11, 2008 9:50 pm

hehe well I moreso ment a few of the aphonopelma he had at his table.

but you can put me on the waiting list for a few megastriatus slings Laughing

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Post by josh_r on Mon May 12, 2008 12:24 am

i didnt know he had any natives for sale at his table.
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Post by John Apple on Mon May 12, 2008 5:03 am

I did some new rivers and schmidti that I got from reptist and some slings he gave me some time back paysoni and behlei

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Post by josh_r on Mon May 12, 2008 10:09 am

raise them behlei up! they are getting harder and harder to find man. i havnt found one in a couple years. im gonna try some different strategies this year... in september/octoberish
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Post by John Apple on Mon May 12, 2008 11:44 am

be ready when I get the rebate check I am buying a plane ticket and coming there

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Post by josh_r on Mon May 12, 2008 12:04 pm

very cool man! i look forward to it!
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