I got some really neat pictures of my tarantulas today. Might try for more tomorrow, Valeria got peeved and haired me so that was the end of it, don't want to annoy my babies....also fangs. I don't like fangs.
, named Valeria. She is so adorable, I love spider faces, sooooo precious. Being haired by her was not so precious but she tolerated me and my camera (which accidentally flashed a few times) for quite a while, so who can blame her?
, named Melinda. She is a juvenile, so not as bright, fuzzy, or large as she will be when grown. She is 2 or 3 inches now. She may be a B. emilia, we aren't sure yet, but it should be more obvious as she grows up.
"I'm cute! Look! CUTE!"
Tarantula toes are the best toes
I'm hoping that through exposure of my beloved pets online and in person that we can help change the perception of spiders as monsters. May be a tall order, but if we even get one person to think twice about stepping on one of these beneficial arachnids, we've done well. I have kept true spiders for many years, including venomous ones (I adore black widows), and I recently got into tarantulas when one of my most beloved specimens passed away and I wanted a longer lived arachnid to soothe my broken heart. I have also kept giant roaches, praying mantids, stick insects, beetles, grasshoppers, leaf insects, and currently have a colony of leafcutter bees.
Enjoy the photos!