View Full Version : The King Baboon fan club!

05-22-2014, 08:38 AM
As the proud/excited owner of a young King Baboon, I figured it was about time to dedicate a fan club specifically to our Kings and Queens. I'll be posting some pictures of I.R. sometime soon.

05-22-2014, 07:39 PM
(There was another Pelinobius muticus fan club page, but I seem to have misplaced it....)
Unsexed juvenile - completely out of its burrows for a change.
http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/uu258/Gone2Dogs4/Gone2Dogs4060/3April2014007_zps82a82e86.jpg (http://s653.photobucket.com/user/Gone2Dogs4/media/Gone2Dogs4060/3April2014007_zps82a82e86.jpg.html)
More commonly seen:
http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/uu258/Gone2Dogs4/Gone2Dogs4054/12Mar2014004_zps42ee318d.jpg (http://s653.photobucket.com/user/Gone2Dogs4/media/Gone2Dogs4054/12Mar2014004_zps42ee318d.jpg.html)

05-22-2014, 07:45 PM
That is just adorable.

05-22-2014, 08:29 PM
Where did the other thread go????

05-22-2014, 11:25 PM
Great species! Very long lived and beautiful!

05-23-2014, 05:37 AM
I've always heard about them being slow growing. How slow are we talking about? Aphonopelma slow?

05-23-2014, 01:27 PM
I've always heard about them being slow growing. How slow are we talking about? Aphonopelma slow?

I got a KB sling early this year, and it's molted twice. Keep them warm and feed them often, and they'll grow faster. You have some control over this. BTW, they need fairly dry substrate, the deeper the better, as they tunnel like prairie dogs. With their big rear legs and small front legs, they're relatively slow and clumsy on horizontal surfaces, but can zip up and down vertical tunnels with ease, like Eucratoscelus.

05-23-2014, 08:03 PM
I got my sling @ ~1.0" in October 2012. Had it in a cube where it was just angry all the time, didn't eat well, didn't burrow much, generally unthrifty. It molted twice in the cube but didn't seem to put on much size. I figured what the heck, and rehoused it into a large Container Store shoe box with a prestart burrow. It's been happy as a clam ever since. I don't see it a lot, but it's at least 3" dls now, excellent appetite, burrowing fool, and seems to be doing well.

05-23-2014, 11:45 PM

05-26-2014, 08:47 PM
I originally housed I.R. in a 4 oz. deli cup filled most of the way with dirt, but there didn't seem to be enough room for it to do as much tunneling as it wanted. SO, I moved I.R. into a fruit fly cup filled with about 4" of dirt, and the little guy/gal started digging about a half hour after I introduced it to its new home. There's now a tunnel right up against the edge of the cup, extending almost all the way down to the bottom. I'm excited that I'll be able to keep an eye out for I.R. while it's hanging out in the tunnels!

06-19-2014, 11:29 AM
http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/uu258/Gone2Dogs4/Gone2Dogs4097/15June2014023_zpse142ffdc.jpg (http://s653.photobucket.com/user/Gone2Dogs4/media/Gone2Dogs4097/15June2014023_zpse142ffdc.jpg.html)