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    February 2011: Acanthoscurria Geniculata

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    istoy
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    February 2011: Acanthoscurria Geniculata

    Post by istoy on Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:26 am

    Tarantula of the Month of February

    Scientific name: Acanthoscurria Geniculata

    Common Name: Brazilian Whiteknee Tarantula or simply "genic"

    Other Names: Brazilian Whiteknee Birdeater, Brazilian Whitekneed Tarantula, Brazilian White Banded Bird Eating Tarantula, Brazilian Black and White Stripe Birdeater, White Knee Tarantula, Whitekneed Bird Eating Tarantula, Giant White Knee Birdeater, Giant Whitekneed Tarantula, and Santarem Pink Haired Bird Eating Tarantula.

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    latest pic of my genic. she's 6"+ right now. Smile






    when I first got her. 2cm


    A. Geniculata is one of my favorite tarantula because it is large, eats like a dragon and unlike many other large terrestrial tarantulas, it is beautiful because of this stunning black and white patterns. It's a great display tarantula because it spends most of its time outside its hide (My genic doesn't hide at all). Giant white knees are semi aggressive species and will immediately flick urticating hairs if disturbed. Handling is not recommended for this beauty, except for thrill seekers and experienced keepers. This specie is great for starters and hobbyists who wants to see action everyday and is an excellent addition to your collection!

    Full grown size : 7-8 inches. male is smaller

    Temperature :80 to 85° F . Room temperature will do.

    Humidity :75 to 80%.

    I've provided my genic with a clean water dish. it also serves as her CR. She usually throws her left overs and sh**s in it. LOL

    I mist one side of the enclosure once a week.

    Diet: b.lateralis, worms/meal worms, crickets, mouse(occasionally)

    I feed my genic with adult b.lateralis and super worms.
    Roach nymphs will do for slings.

    Housing: floor space is more important than height for terrestrial species.

    I house my 6" "genic" in a 14x10x10 glass enclosure with clean substrate (i.e cocopeat) and a bark for decoration. When she was still a sling, i placed her in a clear plastic container with air holes for ventilation and transferred her when she's too big to fit in the container.

    tips:

    Always check the substrate if it's too wet or too dry.
    Remove dead feeders and uneaten body parts (i.e. wings,legs etc.)because it will attract flies, ants and mites.
    Always provide clean water and clean feeders. Smile


    My genic inspires me everyday. My day wouldn't be complete w/o staring at her, watching her hunt and munch on the roaches that i feed her.

    happy genic-keeping everyone! Smile


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    Re: February 2011: Acanthoscurria Geniculata

    Post by azland on Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:13 am

    Boost her up, we got a male on the list.. nice quick posting istoy
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    Re: February 2011: Acanthoscurria Geniculata

    Post by istoy on Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:11 am

    thanks sir azland! i'm working on it! Smile
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    Re: February 2011: Acanthoscurria Geniculata

    Post by Fire Starter on Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:25 am

    nice one bai istoy! be ready for international readers! haha
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    Re: February 2011: Acanthoscurria Geniculata

    Post by istoy on Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:21 am

    haha.thanks . english paka na ta ani ron
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    Re: February 2011: Acanthoscurria Geniculata

    Post by cyrilnoya on Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:49 pm

    payter!,,genic female,!
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    Re: February 2011: Acanthoscurria Geniculata

    Post by azland on Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:50 pm

    yeah we should...
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    Re: February 2011: Acanthoscurria Geniculata

    Post by Phinx on Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:13 am

    nice one master... ur an asset to the hobby... hahaha
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    Re: February 2011: Acanthoscurria Geniculata

    Post by ianparulan on Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:43 pm


    nice one bai istoy..
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    Re: February 2011: Acanthoscurria Geniculata

    Post by zelighozar on Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:55 pm

    nice one istoy...Smile
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    Re: February 2011: Acanthoscurria Geniculata

    Post by jemzkrux on Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:41 am

    cheers two thumbs up!
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    Re: February 2011: Acanthoscurria Geniculata

    Post by istoy on Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:17 am

    hahaha. thanks masters.
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    Re: February 2011: Acanthoscurria Geniculata

    Post by makoygaara on Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:21 am

    Nice post bro. Nindot imo Genic.

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