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The Toronto Pet Daily: Another Fantastic Post By Guest Author John From Reptile Apartment…This Time It’s All About Sssssnakes!

15 Nov

The Toronto Pet Daily: Another Fantastic Post By Guest Author John From Reptile Apartment…This Time It’s All About Sssssnakes!.


Las Vegas Invaded by…Reptiles?

15 Oct

Well, they will be invading with help from some humans.  We caught up with Joe and Tyler Stewart of the Las Vegas Reptile Expo happening this weekend 10/16 and 10/17 at the Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino located at 4949 N. Rancho Dr. Las Vegas,NV.  Tyler and Joe have both been involved with reptiles in one form or another since they were kids and they decided to tap the virtually unknown market of Las Vegas as early as last year when the planning began.

For those unfamiliar with what a reptile expo is it’s basically a place to come and hang out with professional breeders and see their best animals as well as talk to them about the species that they are working.  If you’re in Las Vegas this weekend, you must make a trip by the show to see not only the animals but also the retail vendors who are producing the top of the line products that we are using everyday.  For more information on the expo please click this link and get in contact with these folks.

I almost forgot to mention for those really eager to get a sneak peek there are VIP passes available to make sure that you get that new pet you’ve been wanting.  Besides supporting your local vendors by showing up I would bring a friend who may not know how cool reptiles and amphibians can be.  We’re going to be seeing some of our friends there for sure hope we we make some new ones by having you show up.

Later on we will post slideshows and pics of all the fun we had as well as in depth interviews with some very special guests!

Cobalt Blue Tarantula Haplopelma lividum

9 Oct
A picture i took of my cobalt blue tarantula

Image via Wikipedia

The Cobalt Blue Tarantula Haplopelma lividum has long been on of my favorite tarantulas when it comes to captive arachnids.  As the name implies the females of the species have bright blue legs.  The carapace and abdomen are usually a brownish color.  Males of this species are reported as all brown in color.  Most tarantulas sold in captivity are females according to what I have seen.  Females live longer than the males.  Personally, I have never looked at all the species we’ve kept over the years and even so some of them are very hard to differentiate.  Cobalt Blue Tarantulas Haplopelma lividum are native to Southeast Asia tropical forests of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

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