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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    But only one of these is spider-themed.
    The prompt was, "Something thematic and interesting...serious or silly," not something spider-themed in particular. [EDIT: Ninja'd] Mephala's spidery qualities are just a bonus. Besides, I already suggested 80's leg-warmer-performers (as truemane put it, and I think that's funnier than leg-warmer-wearers). Most of them are not spiders. At least not that we're aware of...

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    After some thought, I think I'm going to go with the Leg Warmers as my unifying theme and name them:

    1. Cyndi
    2. Sandy
    3. Ronstadt.

    Thanks everyone! That was a ton of fun.

    I think I'm getting a few more babies today, so I might have another naming request up soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by truemane View Post
    I think I'm getting a few more babies today, so I might have another naming request up soon.
    Is there a spider rehab? I think I may see the first signs of addiction.

    Well, in any event, if you get four I vote you name them Jolkien, Rolkien, Rolkien, and Tolkien.
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    You're not wrong. I have SO MANY spiders. I buy them and sell them all the time, so I've got what you might call a constantly rotating cast. And I've sworn a mighty oath to myself that I won't have more than fit on the shelves in my walk-in closet.

    But the fact that I've converted my walk-in closet to a temperature and humidity controlled spider conservatory, is proof enough that might have a problem.

    But it's basically a motto for the men in my family that anything worth doing is worth overdoing. Ask about my father and his handguns someday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    Well, in any event, if you get four I vote you name them Jolkien, Rolkien, Rolkien, and Tolkien.
    And if there's a fifth dark horse, then I say Bolkien, because no one is going to see that coming and it keeps them on their toes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by truemane View Post
    After some thought, I think I'm going to go with the Leg Warmers as my unifying theme and name them:

    1. Cyndi
    2. Sandy
    3. Ronstadt.

    Thanks everyone! That was a ton of fun.

    I think I'm getting a few more babies today, so I might have another naming request up soon.
    I love it. I'm truly honored to have contributed somewhat to their names.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deltamire View Post
    And if there's a fifth dark horse, then I say Bolkien, because no one is going to see that coming and it keeps them on their toes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deltamire View Post
    And if there's a fifth dark horse, then I say Bolkien, because no one is going to see that coming and it keeps them on their toes.
    "Pearson has also officially stated that, given the difficulty of finding the show on CD for a reasonable price, he's OK with fans torrent-downloading the show for free"

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    Quote Originally Posted by truemane View Post
    Sweet Summer Strawberries, my weekend is officially booked.
    I would note, some of the songs, while fantastic, have that ol' reliable 'legolas is apparently feminine, and therefore the biggest homosexual of the Third Age and that's funny apparently' joke going on. It's not enough to detract from most of the other gags and is a product of its time, but I wanted to just warn about it up front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    "Pearson has also officially stated that, given the difficulty of finding the show on CD for a reasonable price, he's OK with fans torrent-downloading the show for free"

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltamire View Post
    I would note, some of the songs, while fantastic, have that ol' reliable 'legolas is apparently feminine, and therefore the biggest homosexual of the Third Age and that's funny apparently' joke going on. It's not enough to detract from most of the other gags and is a product of its time, but I wanted to just warn about it up front.
    Thanks for the warning. "Of its time" filters on!

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    I love it. I'm truly honored to have contributed somewhat to their names.
    Here we are! New sheet of name labels. There's the Leg-Warmer-Performers there in the black box. :)

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    Here we are! New sheet of name labels. There's the Leg-Warmer-Performers there in the black box. :)

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    Cheeto is an exceptionally good name for an Orange Baboon Tarantula. Velocity is also great, because it is both a promise and a threat against those who do your spider wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deltamire View Post
    Cheeto is an exceptionally good name for an Orange Baboon Tarantula. Velocity is also great, because it is both a promise and a threat against those who do your spider wrong.
    "Velocity" is even more fun because her genus, Tapinauchenius, are maybe the fastest tarantula in existence. They bolt so fast they seem like they're teleporting. I had a Huntsman spider once that was faster, I think, but that's it.

    Fun Fact: Orange Baboon Tarantula is abbreviated OBT, which then is nicknamed Orange Bitey Thing. They're known for being aggressive and twitchy. Cheeto is pretty chill, all in all.

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    Oh, you should totally name one Mr.Senpai. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by clingydreamers View Post
    Oh, you should totally name one Mr.Senpai. :)
    That's a very good idea. Done! Are there any other names closely associated with the whole "Senpai" thing? I have two spiders with very similar names that I got on the same day (Poecilotheria subfusca and Poecilotheria striata) that I haven't named yet and could totally do a little duo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by truemane View Post
    That's a very good idea. Done! Are there any other names closely associated with the whole "Senpai" thing? I have two spiders with very similar names that I got on the same day (Poecilotheria subfusca and Poecilotheria striata) that I haven't named yet and could totally do a little duo.
    The term associated with Senpai is Kohai, so you would probably want Kumo-sempai, kumo-kohai and possibly kumo-san. If you believe you should be treating the spider with respect, kumo-sama. Kumo means spider, obviously.
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    Next time you happen to need a standalone name rather than a set, may I suggest Boris?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manga Shoggoth View Post
    The term associated with Senpai is Kohai, so you would probably want Kumo-sempai, kumo-kohai and possibly kumo-san. If you believe you should be treating the spider with respect, kumo-sama. Kumo means spider, obviously.
    I was actually thinking about when "Senpai noticed me!" started being a thing a few years back. I thought it was from a particular source. But it might be that I'm just out of touch.

    I had two spiders of the same genus that needed names. So I went with Senpai (Poecilotheria subfusca 'lowland') and Sifu (Poecilotheria striata).

    Thanks for the suggestion!

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    Next time you happen to need a standalone name rather than a set, may I suggest Boris?
    I'd never heard that song before. Good times! I'll keep that in mind. Thanks!
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    Mind Like Fire, Enthusiastic Seeker of Novelty, and Spear of Resolve Striking Straight at the Heart of the Matter? (From Mother of Learning, an excellent and recently finished fantasy webserial with some characterful spiders).

    Portia, Viola and Bianca? (From Children of Time, an award-winning bit of sci-fi which also has some characterful spiders... although iirc there may have been some punning on the name of a different spider species in these names).

    EDIT: Or, of course, there's always Santa, Catalina and Red. (Leaving you room for Legs and Birdeater for the next two)
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    So after all this, I got a trio of another species I've been looking for forever, and they're small and cute and amazing and I'm deeply in love with them already.

    Avicularia purpurea, Columbian Purple Pinktoe.



    I've decided to go with Peelee's original suggestion and name them Miles, Pete, and Gwen. I hope the mix of males to females goes the other way, but it might be two years or more before I know for sure (these babies are SLOW growing).
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    I've decided to go with Peelee's original suggestion
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    Does the name "Vriska" sound reasonable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by truemane View Post
    I raise tarantulas as a hobby and just yesterday I got some little babies (spiderlings or "slings") of a species I've been trying to acquire for a long time and they're very smol and very cute and I'm very excited.

    Their scientific name is "Sericopelma sp.Santa Catalina" (common name "Santa Catalina Red Legged Birdeater").

    I got three of them and I was wondering if anyone had any good ideas for names.

    Something thematic and interesting. Could be serious or silly. One genus I keep is funny words in Spanish (Jiraffa, Cuchillo, Esteban Universidad), another is words relating to royalty or authority (Duchess, The Duke, Destro, Baroness, Princess Snu Snu). This is very likely the only species I'll keep from this genus, so I only need a theme big enough for three.

    Most likely, I won't know their sex for a year or more, so unisex names (or names that can be gender-flipped) are cool (but not mandatory).

    Any help is appreciated! Or if you just want to talk about tarantulas, or are interested in anything about their keeping, I'm into that too!

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    Well, Catalina is also a real name, so I guess it would be cool and thematic.

    I suppose Lloth is taken? If not, definitelly the name to go with XD

    Vhaeraun too.

    And if you want something more Neutral, Drow, Dunmer and Drider sound cool.

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    God danggit thats good....sadly you cant get it anywhere ....so shuuucks. :(
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    God danggit thats good....sadly you cant get it anywhere ....so shuuucks. :(
    It's so, so, so good.

    The creator has said that, since it's not easily or cheaply available, he's fine with people acquiring it any way they can.
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    Huh, indeed that seems to be the case.

    Well, getting a torrent software then, after 9 years of abstinence ^^

    I mean if its as good as the few on youtube....I really wish it was buyable. Excellent Quality should always be rewarded...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrayDeath View Post
    Huh, indeed that seems to be the case.

    Well, getting a torrent software then, after 9 years of abstinence ^^

    I mean if its as good as the few on youtube....I really wish it was buyable. Excellent Quality should always be rewarded...
    Also, he has a page on his website where you can just email him and ask for one and you can Paypal him and he'll send you one.

    I know this is true because I just did it and I have one on the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by truemane View Post
    You're not wrong. I have SO MANY spiders. I buy them and sell them all the time, so I've got what you might call a constantly rotating cast. And I've sworn a mighty oath to myself that I won't have more than fit on the shelves in my walk-in closet.

    But the fact that I've converted my walk-in closet to a temperature and humidity controlled spider conservatory, is proof enough that might have a problem.

    But it's basically a motto for the men in my family that anything worth doing is worth overdoing. Ask about my father and his handguns someday.
    This is a thread from over a month ago, but I just saw it so I am going to post my suggestion anyway:

    Rico, Carmen and Dizzy.
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    Late to the party but

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    Quote Originally Posted by truemane View Post
    I was actually considering this. But, as everyone knows, Tomnoddy is insulting to anybody.


    Or a very small dig Killer.
    For several years from the time he was 16 till he died at 22 I lived with an originally 3 toothed but soon no-toothed chihuahua named. Cujo.
    I swear he lived off attention and love more than the catfood we fed him and barked maybe 3 times in those 6 years....but would quack if you tried to sit on him.



    as for the spiders I figure a good theme would be famous tap-dancers or Irish step dancers in the vein of lots of tapping feet.

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