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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-09-2008, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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getting my first tarantula!!!

I'm so happy, I could scream! Except, I'm in the office, so that would just be silly, lol. As you can see in my sig, I have two pet spiders. I have gone from being terrified of them, to being totally in love with them! I have been doing some research, and decided to get a tarantula. I'll be getting a mexican red knee spiderling! A breeder from another board has kindly offered me one, free of charge. I'm so excited!

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8 assorted tarantulas
1 madagascar hissing cockroach: Lady
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1 corn snake: Charisma
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1 tortoise: Charlie
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-09-2008, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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eep! He's gonna ship it tomorrow, and then it will be here friday! eep!

4 cats: Radar, Oscar, Mackintosh, Qwilleran
1 dog: Daphne
3 rabbits: Barbarella Bunny. DC's Lucy, Ricky
1 daddy-long leg spider: Spidey
8 assorted tarantulas
1 madagascar hissing cockroach: Lady
3 chickens
1 ball python: Eve
1 corn snake: Charisma
1 California kingsnake: Honey
1 tortoise: Charlie
2 Mali Uromastyx: Nick and Nora
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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-09-2008, 05:21 PM
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lol whoa! that's so quick! i'm so excited for you!! you have to give us pics when you get him. is it a him or her? thought of any names??

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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-09-2008, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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its a baby still, so no way to know if its a boy or girl yet... I haven't even thought of names yet... this is all happening so sudden! I know I'm prepared, and the breeder will help answer any questions I have, so I can't really go wrong. I'll try to get pictures when it arrives. I'm gonna cross my fingers for a girl, and will give it a girly name for good luck, lol.

4 cats: Radar, Oscar, Mackintosh, Qwilleran
1 dog: Daphne
3 rabbits: Barbarella Bunny. DC's Lucy, Ricky
1 daddy-long leg spider: Spidey
8 assorted tarantulas
1 madagascar hissing cockroach: Lady
3 chickens
1 ball python: Eve
1 corn snake: Charisma
1 California kingsnake: Honey
1 tortoise: Charlie
2 Mali Uromastyx: Nick and Nora
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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-09-2008, 06:03 PM
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Yay! Congrats!!! I wanna see pictures.




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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-10-2008, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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the waiting is killing me! Tomorrow is going to be such a long day, too... and i won't be home when the mail comes, so i have to wait a few more hours to get home to my new baby...
I guess this is the down-side to dealing with online sellers... Going to a pet store, I could bring it home the same day. But this breeder has had great reviews, I was seriously considering buying from him before he offered me one for free, and I'll probably buy from him in the future if I decide I want more tarantulas.
26 hours until I get to see my new baby!

4 cats: Radar, Oscar, Mackintosh, Qwilleran
1 dog: Daphne
3 rabbits: Barbarella Bunny. DC's Lucy, Ricky
1 daddy-long leg spider: Spidey
8 assorted tarantulas
1 madagascar hissing cockroach: Lady
3 chickens
1 ball python: Eve
1 corn snake: Charisma
1 California kingsnake: Honey
1 tortoise: Charlie
2 Mali Uromastyx: Nick and Nora
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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-10-2008, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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So he just messaged me saying it has been sent, and should arrive before noon tomorrow! He also said I should be "nice and surprised"... I wonder what that could mean! So excited! Now I really want to jump up and down and scream, but I don't think my coworkers would like that much, lol.

4 cats: Radar, Oscar, Mackintosh, Qwilleran
1 dog: Daphne
3 rabbits: Barbarella Bunny. DC's Lucy, Ricky
1 daddy-long leg spider: Spidey
8 assorted tarantulas
1 madagascar hissing cockroach: Lady
3 chickens
1 ball python: Eve
1 corn snake: Charisma
1 California kingsnake: Honey
1 tortoise: Charlie
2 Mali Uromastyx: Nick and Nora
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Oh, cool! Congrats!!!

You HAVE to post pictures when s/he arrives!




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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-11-2008, 08:21 AM
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yay! soooo exciting!! maybe he sent you habitat stuff, like neat accessories? you gotta tell us all about it! and pics!

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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-11-2008, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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6 more hours, so frustrating! I hate waiting, can you tell?
I'm also waiting on two packages from ebay, one is the battery charger for my camera, the other is a memory card, since I lost both of them awhile ago. hopefully those will also come today, so I can take lots of pics. If not, I'll just use my "work" camera. It would take better pics, anyways, I just don't like to use it for personal stuff so much...

4 cats: Radar, Oscar, Mackintosh, Qwilleran
1 dog: Daphne
3 rabbits: Barbarella Bunny. DC's Lucy, Ricky
1 daddy-long leg spider: Spidey
8 assorted tarantulas
1 madagascar hissing cockroach: Lady
3 chickens
1 ball python: Eve
1 corn snake: Charisma
1 California kingsnake: Honey
1 tortoise: Charlie
2 Mali Uromastyx: Nick and Nora
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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-11-2008, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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my mom just called, the package came! She completely freaked out the mail carrier, though, when she told her what was in the package, lol. Now I just have to wait until I get off work to open it up and see my new baby!

4 cats: Radar, Oscar, Mackintosh, Qwilleran
1 dog: Daphne
3 rabbits: Barbarella Bunny. DC's Lucy, Ricky
1 daddy-long leg spider: Spidey
8 assorted tarantulas
1 madagascar hissing cockroach: Lady
3 chickens
1 ball python: Eve
1 corn snake: Charisma
1 California kingsnake: Honey
1 tortoise: Charlie
2 Mali Uromastyx: Nick and Nora
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I vote for Timmeh!! Timmy is my favorite South Park resident!
Congrats on your new arrival!
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post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-11-2008, 01:52 PM
 
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My apologies! I thought that you were thinking of names and Timmeh! was one of them. Looks like you already picked it for your rat! Great choice! :-)
Congrats on your new arrival!
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*waiting* teehee
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post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-11-2008, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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only half an hour til I get out of here and race home to meet my newest addition!
And I'm dying to see what's so surprising...

4 cats: Radar, Oscar, Mackintosh, Qwilleran
1 dog: Daphne
3 rabbits: Barbarella Bunny. DC's Lucy, Ricky
1 daddy-long leg spider: Spidey
8 assorted tarantulas
1 madagascar hissing cockroach: Lady
3 chickens
1 ball python: Eve
1 corn snake: Charisma
1 California kingsnake: Honey
1 tortoise: Charlie
2 Mali Uromastyx: Nick and Nora
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