No new tarantula pics, but I took some nice ones of my snakes. These are all at www.kizandjenn.com/Dec2003 if you don't feel like reading through my descriptions.
Here is my baby amelanistic corn:

He's a cutie. I'm horrible with names, so he doesn't have one yet. :-( Here he is eating, in sequence:
He doesn't wait for me to put him all the way in the box, just starts chowing down.
Here is Tina eating. This is the first time I've fed her. She just shed and pooped, and I figured it would be a snap. Wrong! "Oooh, a rat!"

"Gotta kill that (f/t) rat!"

"Wait, what was I doing?"

She spent the next 15 minutes 'looking' all over the box for the rat, which she still held in her coils. Finally I got some 18" tongs and yanked the rat's tail until she finally started eating it. Yeesh! I thought boas were aggressive feeders, guess I was wrong. Maybe she's used to fresh killed, dunno.
"Oh, here's the rat!"

"MM, tasty rat."
"More, please!"

I took some pictures of Tina's rear end while the front was occupied. She's got a pretty tail.

And I discovered why it was love at first sight. She's chocolate colored! MM, chocolate. Dark and white. My favorite kinds!

BTW, has anyone had a problem with getting rat oder on your hands when you put your snake back in its cage? Tina was really interested in my hands after I picked her up, and I'm thinking the rat odor on her rubbed onto me.
Jennifer
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She spent the next 15 minutes 'looking' all over the box forthe rat, which she still held in her coils. ... finally started eating it.Yeesh! I thought boas were aggressive feeders, guess I was wrong. Maybeshe's used to fresh killed, dunno.

Heh, sounds familiar! One of the first time I fed my female a rat, she also stroke, constricted and nosed around for ages after the head, still holding the rat. I told her "you got it right there, easy to find, go get it!". But it looked like she really couldn't find it, and I just thought gosh, are they really that stupid... I showed her the tips of my fingers, and she immediately grabbed them and wouldn't let go, "ahh THERE it was!". Stupid me and stupid snake, LOL! Now she's just a bottomles pit, eats eagerly every time.
BTW, has anyone had a problem with getting rat oder on yourhands when you put your snake back in its cage? Tina was **** in my hands after I picked her up, and I'm thinking the rat odoron her rubbed onto me.

When mine has eaten I leave her alone for a while to 'cool down', or she will strike at anything that moves. The first times I thought, "now you'r nicely filled and satisfied" right after she had swallowed, and tried to return her to the cage, and then she chomped my hand really hard! Stupid me and very fast snake!

My male is totally different, he's much more nervous, I usually have to feed him in the cage, or he doesn't want anything.

Yes, that rat oder sticks like hell to the hands, I can't get it off by washing with soap, even severel times. So I try to keep them out of striking distance. It's not that much of a problem as long as I don't handle her immediately after she has eaten.

Ulrik Smed,
Denmark, Aarhus
No new tarantula pics, but I took some nice ones of my snakes. These are all at www.kizandjenn.com/Dec2003 if you ... in my hands after I picked her up, and I'm thinking the rat odor on her rubbed onto me. Jennifer

Looks like your amel is what I would call a super-nice Reverse Okeetee. Emotion: smile

Beauty!
-cat
Try lemon juice or toothpaste to see if that gets rid of the smell on your hands.
-Rubystars
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I enjoyed seeing the pictures. Emotion: smile
-Rubystars
Here is my baby amelanistic corn: [/nq]
Looks like your amel is what I would call a super-nice Reverse Okeetee. Emotion: smile

But Okeetees have black edging around their saddles... and not nearly so much red in the saddle coloration as that little amel. Sure is a pretty specimen though! She was one of Derek's hatchlings.

Hey Cat I just found out it was my friend Nate who bought the two baby Sonorans from you! He's all stoked that he got snakes who have tasted my blood! LOL!
fr0glet
But Okeetees have black edging around their saddles... and not nearly so much red in the saddle coloration as that ... the two baby Sonorans from you! He's all stoked that he got snakes who have tasted my blood! LOL! fr0glet

Reverse okeetees are albino okeetees. Emotion: smile
Cool, how are they doing with him? Thats cool that a friend of yours bought them.
-cat
No new tarantula pics, but I took some nice ones of my snakes.

Never thought I'd see you type that. Emotion: big smile
Nice pics! Your corn snake is SO bright! And Tina is gorgeous... she DOES look like chocolate... like marbled ice cream or something... MM.

Never had a rat-smell-on-hands problem, but I usually hurry the snake from the tub back into their cage after feeding with a minimum of handling.

fr0glet
Heh, sounds familiar! One of the first time I fed my female a rat, she also stroke, constricted and nosed ... "ahh THERE it was!". Stupid me and stupid snake, LOL! Now she's just a bottomles pit, eats eagerly every time.

I hope Tina becomes a better eater! Maybe it's the unfamiliar environment. I was careful not to put my hands in the box unless she was looking the other way (she's got good sight, watches me all the time from the cage) and I used the long tongs. Tommy wanted to reach right in and wiggle the rat with his hand!
When mine has eaten I leave her alone for a while to 'cool down', or she will strike at anything ... to return her to the cage, and then she chomped my hand really hard! Stupid me and very fast snake!

I waited for her to come ot of the box. She hasn't struck at me yet, so I haven't figured out what her signals are.
My male is totally different, he's much more nervous, I usually have to feed him in the cage, or he doesn't want anything.

Does it make him aggressive in teh cage to be fed there?
Yes, that rat oder sticks like hell to the hands, I can't get it off by washing with soap, even ... distance. It's not that much of a problem as long as I don't handle her immediately after she has eaten.

Yikes! I'm glad I didn't handle the rat at all! I put it in the box with tongs. I hadn't realized the scent was so hard to wash off.

Jennifer
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