04-27-2008, 3:49 PM
I have Emily, my 2 year old mexican red knee tarantula for sale. I hatched her myself and she is very cool lil spider. She just moulted last week and she is showing jet black and vibrant red colors and just over 4 inches. She is a female so she will live for a very very long time. I am including her terrarium which is a 12x12x12 exo-terra. I love this terrarium and I put a link to the website below if you want more info on it. Only reason im letting her go is because my sister has 2 kids and will be staying with us for a while :confused2: and she is really freaked out and nervous about emily. She is my sweetheart and I hope someone here can give her a good home.:sad: If anyone ever becomes interested in breeding them shes well worth the money, they go for about 125 bucks at her size and not to mention the terrarium is a little on the expensive side as well. Im letting all of it go for 60 bucks OBO if anyones interested.
Here is more info on the terrarium from the manufacturers website
sorry you have to give her up... you may want to try teresa's in murphy or mountain pets, or i was in the pet store in blue ridge today and they have two other tarantulas... they might take her. By the way they had some great looking stuff too!
04-27-2008, 3:57 PM
Oh she is adorable! It's a shame that my sister suffers from arachnophobia (afraid of spiders) or I'd take Emily in.
Just a thought: If your sister is going to stay with you for just a little while, have you thought about trying to find a foster home for Emily and then when your sister leaves you could get her back?
04-27-2008, 4:05 PM
Im afraid the staying part may be quite a while since she may be going through a divorce and just having a newborn. I tried to convince her that it locks, etc but nothing works. I know whoever would foster her would want to keep her. She is too sweet (unless you are a cricket) lol. She stays out during the daytime and just lounges. I wish you would take her bee!!
04-27-2008, 4:10 PM
This is her not long after hatching :blush:
a little older....
Still showing baby colors...
And pics 2 years later above :D
04-27-2008, 4:58 PM
My sister would never forgive me if I did take Emily in....she would run out of the home yelling and screaming with arms a waving and feet dancing in the air and then I wouldn't hear from her for a very long time. Nah, I gotta keep peace with her.
But will put some feelers out to co-workers that may be interested. Any special requirements as to maintenance, clean-up, plants, heat, etc. so in case somebody is interested they'll know what to expect?
04-27-2008, 5:10 PM
They are pretty low maintenance critters. Only thing you have to do is make sure there are no cricket parts left over after you feed her. Usually there is nothing left but sometimes there will be. I just remove them with my tweezers. I use eco-earth coco fibers as a substrate and change it every 3 months or so. they are not very messy at all. the plant in her terrarium is fake so no maintenance there. They come from dry habitats so I only offer water in a small dish that i will include, although i never see her drink from it, she gets most of her moisture from the crickets she eats. I have a small lamp above her tank that i will include with whoever buys her. It provides all the heat she needs. I keep her at normal room temp and she is doing great. All in all very low maintenance pet, only feed her 4 crickets a week (averages out to about 50 cents per week to feed her) but sometimes i do throw in a tasty moth from outside and she seems to enjoy that as a snack :P
04-30-2008, 12:57 PM
I will take her, if you don't mind her being a classroom pet. I am a middle school gifted science teacher, with many classroom animals. My students are exceedingly well-behaved and well-monitored. Only very well-trained Animal Care Technicians are allowed to handle animals in the classroom, so you wouldn't need to worry about children mishandling or abusing her. Additionally, one of my co-workers also has a MRK tarantula, so if I ever have any questions, she would be available to help me. Oh, I also have a biology degree and have worked in veterinary medicine.
Let me know what you think. You can PM me or e-mail me if you want to ask me any other questions. I'll be in Atlanta Sunday afternoon for an event at the Aquarium, so I could pick her up then.
04-30-2008, 1:09 PM
thats great im glad Ms. K might get her that would be a great classroom pet!
04-30-2008, 2:11 PM
PM sent!!! And yes, she would be a wonderful classroom pet!