I've loved spiders all my life. I'm the kind of guy that sees a spider in the house and leaves it alone because it's probably eating the insects that actually annoy me. I seriously had some little native spider living outside my bedroom door for like a month and it would occasionally annoy me with its webs but I left it alone, and sometimes watched it. Pretty cool. Until my wife found it and squished it. I was kinda sad actually. Anyway, as a kid I could never convince my mom to let me keep a tarantula. Then I moved away from home and soon met the girl that I would marry... yeah, she's terrified of arachnids of any kind. So I've spent my 30 years arachnid-deprived. Until today! She recently said she wanted to get over her spider phobia and she actually thought that if I kept a T she might be able to work toward that. (In fact, while earning her Masters degree in clinical psychology she learned that Rosies are used for immersion therapy for arachnophobes. Cool huh?) So anyway I hope this is actually a good idea for her, but... since the care of the T is 110% my responsibility, I can keep my new little guy in my room at the head of my bed, across the house from her *, so she doesn't worry (hopefully). Pics! What a beautiful blue: http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/8874/img2131ez.jpg Still inside the vial Kenthebugguy was keeping them in, though I dropped in a plastic leaf to give some more surface area. Poor little thing seems a bit scared after the 2 hour car ride, and hasn't eaten the small cricket I dropped in there yet. I'll remove it tomorrow and wait a day incase it's about to molt: http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/3699/img2133de.jpg When wake up this afternoon I'll be building a humid chamber for it so I can keep it at 70% humidity hopefully, and use whatever means necessary to keep it around 80F. I'll post updates when that's done. * No, we're not weird or anything, I work a night shift and she gets up early in the morning so we have different bedrooms. Works out fine, a lot of people (including her parents) give me **** for it, but we've been happy together for almost 12 years so... hey, something's working!