1st instar curly hair

1st instar curly hair

Postby JJward7 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:56 pm

Good day I have had snakes for many years now and my girlfriend has now got me into spiders but I really don't know much about invertebrates and would just like to know if someone could please help me by telling how to care for 1st instar tarantulas as I have a friend who is willing to give me some of his first instar curly hairs
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Re: 1st instar curly hair

Postby cascade » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:46 pm

Can you get some pictures of the 1st instr slings and post them for us?

1st instr don't need much in the way of care.
All you have to do is keep them on moist/damp substrate (paper towel or palm peat) until they molt to 2nd instr.
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Re: 1st instar curly hair

Postby JJward7 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:54 pm

I am unable to post any pics but they are kind or yellow little as my girlfriend says tear drops what i have done is used a 1 inch think piece of polystyrene on top of a reptile heater with them in a small container with paper towels in that are moist will that work in order for them to survive
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Re: 1st instar curly hair

Postby Bushviper » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:41 am

Nope keep them off heaters. You are just creating a scenario for disaster with a flammable substance on a heated surface.
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Re: 1st instar curly hair

Postby cascade » Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:11 pm

AS BV said, keep them off the heating source.

All you need to do is have them next to the reptile heater.
And just keep the paper towel moist , not too moist or they will start dieing.

Resize your photo's first then try posting them.
If you don't come right with resizing you can email them to me @ thunderboltje@hotmail.com and I will post them for you.
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Re: 1st instar curly hair

Postby JJward7 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:35 pm

After a lot of trial and tribulations I was finally able to post a pic sorry for the bad quality but I have to crop the pic a few times home it helps you to help me thanks for all the help so far and for the future help
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Re: 1st instar curly hair

Postby cascade » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:05 pm

Your paper towel is to wet, you need to remove them ASAP and redo it, or they going to start dying like flies.

At this stage you can even place them on palm peat and they will be fine.

I will post a picture for you in a short bit to show what I mean about the paper towels.
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Re: 1st instar curly hair

Postby Ceratogyrus » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:51 pm

I would have waited till they were 2nd instars, but you obviously were unaware of this. :(
Just keep them on moist toilet paper (As Cascade said, maybe a bit drier than that) and keep them normal room temperature.
They should moult again within 2 weeks. At that stage, seperate them into their own enclosures and give them 5 days or so to harden and offer a little pinhead cricket.
If you have more questions at that stage (Or now), just say.
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Re: 1st instar curly hair

Postby cascade » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:16 am

I did take some pictures but can't really see what is going on from the pictures.
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Re: 1st instar curly hair

Postby JJward7 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:27 pm

Just a update i checked on my babies this morning and i saw one of them has a little dot by his bum is this ok? i have added a pic for you too see sorry for the quality
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Re: 1st instar curly hair

Postby Ceratogyrus » Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:34 pm

From that pic all I can see is their eyes.
They should get a dark patch on their abdomens when they are almost ready to moult.
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Re: 1st instar curly hair

Postby Xangor » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:10 pm

Hi JJWard77. I got my curly when he was still a little pink youngen. Being the spider I faced my fears with I just fed him crickets starting at pin heads. Now 2 years later he is still very alive and kicking. They are the best spider to start off with as they are not fussy and very docile. They can be moody but over-all very easy to handle and have.

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