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Nefarian99
12-02-2011, 05:27 PM
One of my fav Ts of all time. They're big, mean, and have stunning colors.

Largest of the Ephebopus, females can hit 6+". They are obligate burrowers and require higher humidity, but are relatively easy to care for. These are secretive Ts, burrowing in deep holes if given the chance, and extremely :TMad:
I've also noticed on many occasions these Ts will build large bowl shaped webs in which they sit in the middle and wait for prey to fall in to be devoured.
I got my first Eph Murinus as my 5th T ever from a lps. She was about 4" or so at the time and has molted 2-3 times in the last few years, now about 5". She came in a KK and had the coolest web setup out of any T I've had yet (since rehomed multiple times). I was so impressed with this SP I got a second female. She was a bit larger and it easily 6+", however I'm not pulling her out to get an accurate measurement lol. This one was WC, easily agitated (threats when I open her lid) and not afraid to charge. I've paired both up, both produced eggsacks, but only my first female produced a viable sack of about 70ish slings/eggs with legs. Ea female double clutched interestingly enough. Out of all my slings, I kept 5. 4 are 6-7th instar and about 2+". One had successive bad molts (bent legs and limited mobility) but is now all straightened out. However it is significantly smaller then its siblings and does not grow as much per molt as the others, which leaves me wondering if I will have a dwarfed Em....

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Nefarian99
12-02-2011, 05:33 PM
My larger more buggery EM (pretty sure her favorite past time is to look scary and threat) =p

One of my fav Ts in my collection, I rendered this pic from one of her post-molt pics.

http://i957.photobucket.com/albums/ae55/Pizzo_Productions/Art/EM2V2.jpg

Nefarian99
12-02-2011, 05:37 PM
Found that this SP cohabs well during pairing. Kept my male in with 3 diff females for 2-4 weeks ea.

Formerphobe
12-03-2011, 12:25 AM
One of my E. murinus youngsters. I love these guys!
http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/uu258/Gone2Dogs4/1_Dec_11028.jpg

Nefarian99
12-03-2011, 12:31 AM
they grow quick. mine are 5-6th instar and 2"

Suzy
12-03-2011, 07:44 AM
Do these have a common name? I love them! Got on this thread purely out of curiosity. Now I'm hooked. :). ...:TBlush:

pan60
12-03-2011, 09:35 AM
;)

JoeCanada
12-03-2011, 09:52 AM
Love these species, very high on my wishlist but haven't seen them available in years up north. Suzy, the common name for these is Skeleton Tarantula

Suzy
12-03-2011, 10:49 AM
I'm not admitting to anything, but I just sent Todd Gearheart a message asking if I could add one of these to my order without paying shipping again.... hypothetically speaking of course... :)

Nefarian99
12-03-2011, 11:38 AM
If only I could find another male .... took my 9 months last time to track one down lol. Hoping one of these juvies turns out to be a boy ^^

JoeCanada
12-03-2011, 12:06 PM
What order would this be Suzy?




I'm not admitting to anything, but I just sent Todd Gearheart a message asking if I could add one of these to my order without paying shipping again.... hypothetically speaking of course... :)

Suzy
12-03-2011, 12:31 PM
If I get a juvie and it's a boy, it's all yours Nef :)

After he grows up of course. ;)

JoeCanada
12-03-2011, 02:55 PM
LOL interesting, getting another tarantula eh! Of course so am I!!!!

Suzy
12-03-2011, 02:59 PM
LOL interesting, getting another tarantula eh! Of course so am I!!!!

LOL! My mature female P. scrofas are supposed to ship out Monday. Todd held my order until he found some he thought would be good to breed.
It might be too late to add.

And what are YOu getting???

JoeCanada
12-03-2011, 03:50 PM
Haha I doubt its too late to add anything, don't wanna derail this thread too much so I will start another with my Christmas order.

Formerphobe
12-31-2011, 11:44 AM
Another molt! The babies are growing up so fast... >>sniff, sniff<< :-)
http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/uu258/Gone2Dogs4/26_Dec_11005.jpg

Formerphobe
03-20-2012, 10:40 PM
This one's not shy at all. And promises to be very photogenic like its mama. :-)
http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/uu258/Gone2Dogs4/20March2012036.jpg
Sac mate is a little more reclusive.
http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/uu258/Gone2Dogs4/20March2012043.jpg

Nefarian99
03-20-2012, 10:42 PM
sweet pics! I love these guys. They do get big fast. Mine were 2+" at their 6th molt. I'm hoping I get a male out of my only batch

firfly
03-21-2012, 11:30 AM
Hope you find a male too, lol would love to buy some E. Murinus slings off you.

Formerphobe
03-31-2012, 06:32 AM
Ossa came flying out of its burrow last night after its cricket. No way my phone or fingers would have been fast enough to get a picture... But, the brief glimpse I got was simply astounding! Much bigger and more stunning than its more visible sac mate. Y'all just have to take my word for it. LOL

Formerphobe
04-28-2012, 10:49 AM
Ossa and I startled each other this morning. I expected it to be in its burrow, it was not expecting company... I nearly dropped the lid, Ossa dove into the moss. It has grown quickly! 3.5+ inches, easy.
http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/uu258/Gone2Dogs4/28April12018.jpg

OIF2009
04-28-2012, 10:20 PM
Do these have a common name? I love them! Got on this thread purely out of curiosity. Now I'm hooked. :). ...:TBlush:

"Skeleton tarantula" is always the common name I find them under.

OIF2009
04-28-2012, 10:23 PM
Mine is a pet hole 1.5 inch specimen. It built a dirt structure up the corner of its cage and lurks near the opening at the top. It waits for the crickets to come nhear so it never has to come out. I keep its water dish on the other side of the cage in the hopes it will come out for a drink and pose but no luck so far.

Formerphobe
06-11-2012, 10:08 AM
'Ossa' sealed up its burrow and had been living topside for over a month, so I rehoused into bigger, better, fancier digs. And noted that it would be molting soon...
http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/uu258/Gone2Dogs4/Emurinus009.jpg
Didn't expect 'soon' to be within four hours...
http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/uu258/Gone2Dogs4/Emurinus013.jpg

timboslice
06-17-2012, 07:11 PM
Hey all! I recently aquired one of these beauties(little over a week ago), but I've noticed everyone seems to refer to E Murinus as pet holes....Mine hasn't even started a burrow. I have a deep pre-dug burrow for it, but it usually stays on the surface or on the glass....it's in a 10g that's about 75% full of eco-earth. Hasn't webbed much either.....definitely nothing like what all of yours have done. She has a healthy appetite tho! Here's a cpl pics
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timboslice
07-01-2012, 12:03 AM
She finally Burrowed about a week ago....I guess she didn't like the log I had in the tank....I took it out and the next day she built a hotel lol. This T is quickly becoming a favorite!! This is how I normally find her when I check now:
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JOHN 3:16
07-06-2012, 01:43 PM
timboslice, that is a beautiful specimen. :)

JenJen
07-06-2012, 03:36 PM
Great photo of your girl on her hotel, timboslice! She's very beautiful.

Here is one of my two slings a couple of molts ago when it was just starting to show off those pretty legs. Wish it would hold still for photo ops now, as it's becoming quite the looker!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/fridaydorothy/bonejangles3.jpg

timboslice
07-06-2012, 05:36 PM
Thanks John, Jen!! This is such a beautiful sp....I would highly reccomend that everyone get one lol! Hands down my favorite T atm!

JenJen, your sling looks awesome!! I like the color on the rump....and if your slings are anything like mine when they get older, they will be posing for pics lol.

jackstraw
10-11-2013, 01:43 PM
This is a species that I'll have to own again. I find them to be strikingly beautiful. Mine was kept happy in a floral foam burrow where I was able to keep an eye on her. Pretty well-behaved for a WC. No threats or speed bursts.

I actually watched her ascend to the mouth of the burrow after a meal, where she paused, took aim, and flicked the bolus neatly into her trash corner 8 inches away. Exactly the same way one would flick a cigarette butt. I laughed out loud, I was so surprised. I still have no idea how she did it.

I'm gonna have to dig up those old photos of my old Ts...

pan60
10-11-2013, 02:38 PM
me two ;)

Max
01-11-2014, 04:36 PM
http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a438/xTyrantulax/omnom_zps09047522.jpg

:)

JumpSpidersInc
01-11-2014, 05:28 PM
Now THAT's a beautiful photo. You should post the other one first, showing her to wait for her dinner. :D

timboslice
01-11-2014, 06:14 PM
Hmmm...that's a good looking T you got there, Max! Lol


Glad to see she's made herself a home!

JumpSpidersInc
01-11-2014, 06:57 PM
Timbo, this was your girl? :TShock: She got HUGE!!!!! :D

timboslice
01-12-2014, 10:42 AM
Timbo, this was your girl? :TShock: She got HUGE!!!!! :D

Yep! :)

advan
01-13-2014, 05:52 PM
2" Ephebopus murinus
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3741/11140111664_11a3c79350_c.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5524/11140220623_d0cd23d06a_c.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3793/11140107974_144a7b5c2e_c.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5527/11140071566_3f2414c0dc_c.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3763/11140069726_e0576e06eb_c.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7441/11140235453_12d3cfe2f6_c.jpg

JumpSpidersInc
01-13-2014, 06:22 PM
Beautiful shots, Chad!!! :)

pan60
01-13-2014, 06:55 PM
oh you so know i want!!!!:TCoffee:

Formerphobe
04-27-2014, 08:04 PM
This subadult female finally gave in and allowed me to get a couple pictures just so I would stop messing with her. LOL
http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/uu258/Gone2Dogs4/Gone2Dogs4076/27April14014_zps3ba0a2f5.jpg (http://s653.photobucket.com/user/Gone2Dogs4/media/Gone2Dogs4076/27April14014_zps3ba0a2f5.jpg.html)
http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/uu258/Gone2Dogs4/Gone2Dogs4076/27April14013_zpsd60b9972.jpg (http://s653.photobucket.com/user/Gone2Dogs4/media/Gone2Dogs4076/27April14013_zpsd60b9972.jpg.html)

J!m
04-27-2014, 08:57 PM
O-M-G! This is such a gorgeous species.

pan60
04-27-2014, 10:43 PM
;);)

Max
08-18-2014, 10:09 AM
I rehoused my female last night. She wasn't too thrilled about the whole thing, but at least I got pictures!

http://i.imgur.com/AVfAQL8.jpg?1
http://i.imgur.com/zgc6oTG.jpg?2

JumpSpidersInc
08-18-2014, 10:37 AM
Max, your girl is a stunning one! :Tclap:

pan60
08-18-2014, 01:45 PM
;)

***Beth***
08-18-2014, 05:30 PM
Oooooooooooooooooooo cant wait for mine to get this big!

Formerphobe
08-26-2014, 12:52 PM
"Tannasg", taken before her recent molt.
http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/uu258/Gone2Dogs4/Gone2Dogs4105/8Aug14062_zps1afb7ccc.jpg (http://s653.photobucket.com/user/Gone2Dogs4/media/Gone2Dogs4105/8Aug14062_zps1afb7ccc.jpg.html)

JumpSpidersInc
08-26-2014, 01:32 PM
Whoa. The more pics I see of these.... LOL

Gorgeous girl, Fp!!!! I love the coloration of these Ts.

***Beth***
08-26-2014, 01:40 PM
I need to get pics of mine.........

JumpSpidersInc
08-26-2014, 02:06 PM
I need to get pics of mine.........

Yes, you do!!!! :jsi:

:D

J!m
08-27-2014, 07:03 PM
I need to get pics of mine posted too, ............ oh wait, I don't have one. Wow! That's gonna make it a lot harder to get any pics isn't it?

Could you all just forget that I said the above.

:TBlush:

ManlyMan7
08-27-2014, 11:06 PM
Believe it or not, I have a local T-club member who has one of these that is a gem! She is so docile and handleable! She went from hand to hand at the last club meeting.

***Beth***
08-28-2014, 07:41 AM
J!m, some delusions are better kept on believing. Why burst your own bubble…..? These ARE really fun lil guys though, when they aren't playing pet holes. :)

pan60
08-29-2014, 01:01 PM
heres mine.






















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J!m
08-29-2014, 05:50 PM
Wow Pan! She's beautiful. :TConfused:

pan60
08-30-2014, 12:02 AM
she is!
:TCoffee:

Tgirl1010
08-30-2014, 07:16 AM
Hey Pan! Mine looks just like yours. Maybe they are sac mates. :D

pan60
08-31-2014, 08:30 PM
could be: )~
They do look a lot like.
:TCoffee:

JumpSpidersInc
08-31-2014, 08:35 PM
I think pan has the best-looking one on this whole thread. :Tclap:

Tgirl1010
08-31-2014, 08:52 PM
Yea Jump, I think you are right. Pan's is pretty awesome.

JumpSpidersInc
08-31-2014, 08:56 PM
Well, come on, just look at that pic!!!! Only a true T keeper can appreciate such beauty like that. :D

ManlyMan7
08-31-2014, 09:00 PM
Is that one an albino?

JumpSpidersInc
08-31-2014, 09:09 PM
Albino Ts don't exist, as they lack pigmentation.

JumpSpidersInc
08-31-2014, 09:10 PM
Manly, you need stronger glasses. Look at pan's pic again....

ManlyMan7
08-31-2014, 09:15 PM
I'm a lookin!

I'd swear that was an albino murinus.

Either that, or that skeleton T is hiding perfectly against that white background.

:TConfused:

JumpSpidersInc
08-31-2014, 09:28 PM
YOU GOT IT!!!!!!! Hahahaaaa......... I'm dying over here, :LAUGH:

ManlyMan7
08-31-2014, 09:37 PM
YOU GOT IT!!!!!!! Hahahaaaa......... I'm dying over here, :LAUGH:

That's just great. Now you're gonna disappear against the background too!

JumpSpidersInc
08-31-2014, 09:41 PM
Getting to be a master at that. Must be my awesome pic editing program. :D

pan60
09-01-2014, 02:11 PM
:TCoffee:

ManlyMan7
09-10-2014, 02:43 PM
I have held this one before. I understand she is not so handleable now.

Still knock-down gorgeous.

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Ranchibi
09-10-2014, 05:43 PM
Very beautiful species! Reminds me of N. chromatus carapace crossed with an I don't know species!

ManlyMan7
09-10-2014, 05:54 PM
I like their overall shape too - their front legs are longer than their back. That is just cool to me.