Usumbara Orange Baboon

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Usumbara Orange Baboon

Post by Fight-Club.. » Mon, 24 Apr 2000 04:00:00



Hi, I just recently bought this T actually it was yesterday and all I
know is its extremely aggresive and very jumpy but I would like to know
more...I live in Minnesota, and the selection of T's are mostly "Rose
Hair"  it sucks, its hard to find a diff breed so If anyone knows of
anyone in Mn that breeds or sells anything other than Rose Hairs please
help..Oh and I wuld like more info on the Baboon T anything will
help....Thanks
 
 
 

Usumbara Orange Baboon

Post by Jason Turn » Tue, 25 Apr 2000 04:00:00


The Usumbara is a neat spider. But very mean and very fast. They are
considered to be one of the nastiest. And I have heard that their bite
is toxic. But they are ver easy to care for. They like it somewhat dry,
and they are semi-arboreal. So give it something to climb up on and also
give it a deep enough substrate that it can dig if it wants to.  

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Post by Fight-Club.. » Tue, 25 Apr 2000 04:00:00


This T is so cool its a master web builder, it just made a nest in the
corner of the tank or what it looks like is a cocoon..So, there
considered one of the nastiest, well thats good to know...And the guy at
the pet shop told me its like a Bee Sting just 200 times that....So do
you think its a good T to raise for a beginner?? and arboreal what does
that mean??? Well thanks Jason and everyone else....
 
 
 

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Post by John Foste » Tue, 25 Apr 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
> This T is so cool its a master web builder, it just made a nest in the
> corner of the tank or what it looks like is a cocoon..So, there
> considered one of the nastiest, well thats good to know...And the guy at
> the pet shop told me its like a Bee Sting just 200 times that....So do
> you think its a good T to raise for a beginner?? and arboreal what does
> that mean??? Well thanks Jason and everyone else....

I think they're an ok spider for beginners.  The key is that they don't
require high humidity and if you don't handle them they're just as nice as
any other tarantula.  I have what was labeled as a Tan Baboon (Pterinochilus
sp.), which should be similar to what you have in regard to environment and
behavior.  Arboreal means that they like to climb, or to over simplify, that
they are tree spiders.  Mine sometimes can be found just under the surface
of the substrate, acting like a trapdoor spider.  At other times it will be
*** upside-down from the top of it's critter carrier.  As far as
aggression goes you should assume that they are bad tempered; however, mine
is simply paranoid and has not shown any interest in attacking.

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Post by Ade » Tue, 25 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Hi F/C,
Don't take any chances with this one! Sometimes they appear docile, sitting
in their web or the corner of the viv, and just when you start to wonder
what all the fuss is about....whallop! And these guys always IME use fangs
first if they do strike. Just don't take them for granted and be carefull
and you should be OK.
I usually give the side fo the viv a good tap with the forceps just to
remind them it's me and not dinner! and i'ts usually enough to get them to
hide away.

Ade

 
 
 

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Post by Jason Turn » Tue, 25 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Its a good T for a beginner as long as you are careful with it.
"Arboreal" means tree dwelling. Terrestrial means ground dwelling. A
Trinidad Chevron is a tree spider meaning it is arboreal. So are Pink
Toes. My favorite Ts are arboreal. And yes, Usumbaras are big web
builders. I am curious how muchyou paid for it. They are sometimes
expensive in pet stores, but usually very cheap over internet/mail
order.  

Be excellent to each other!
             Jason

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Post by Fight-Club.. » Wed, 26 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Well I paid 29.99 plus tax and all the bullshit I bought vermiculite and
moss, and of course the crickets....what other prices have you heard of
if any, in pets stores...??
 
 
 

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Post by Jason Turn » Wed, 26 Apr 2000 04:00:00


I have seen an *** Usumbara for $60 in a pet store. I have also seen
sub-***s for $15 in another pet store. I have seen spiderlings for as
little as $3 on the inernet.

Be excellent to each other!
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Post by Leslie Fo » Thu, 27 Apr 2000 04:00:00


the import price is probably about $5,whole sale about $10 trade about $15
but the babie are best value any way as they are large and easily reared Ps
inUK babies go at 2-3 depending on size.

Quote:
> I have seen an *** Usumbara for $60 in a pet store. I have also seen
> sub-***s for $15 in another pet store. I have seen spiderlings for as
> little as $3 on the inernet.

> Be excellent to each other!
>              Jason

> http://www.moonsgarden.com/