Tarantulas
  Frequently Asked Questions  
 
1
How can I change my tarantula's picture, it is currently displaying the default app logo?
Open your tarantula's info page, click on the default logo and choose 'Change', you can then choose a picture from your gallery or take a new picture by using your installed camera app.
2
I hope to be able to see previous pictures of my tarantula, how can this be done?
There are two ways to view your tarantula(s) pictures:
One is from your tarantula list, click on the menu and choose 'All Pictures'.
Two, from your tarantula's info page, click on the picture and choose 'View Gallery'.
3
I want to delete old pictures of my tarantula(s), how can I do it?
When you're inside the picture gallery, long click on a picture and choose 'Delete'.
Or you can enable the multi-select option, choose the picture(s) you want to delete, click menu then choose 'Delete'
4
I have a tarantula that is not listed in the species list, how can I add it then?
There are two ways to add a missing species:
One, from your tarantula list, click on the menu and choose 'More', then choose 'Update Species List'. Click on the '+' icon on top to add the missing species.
Two, from the tarantula's add/info page, click menu and choose 'Add Species'.
5
I have a tarantula species that has been moved/changed, how can I update it?
There are two ways to update a tarantula's species:
One, from your tarantula list, click on the menu and choose 'More', then choose 'Update Species List'. Click on the species to be updated and choose update.
Two, from your tarantula's info page, long click the 'Country' field for the update species option.
6
I received multiple slings of the same species, is there a way to copy the first information that I entered so I don't have to add them one by one?
To do this, go to your tarantula's info page, make sure you've saved the data first if there were changes, then click menu and choose 'Duplicate T info'.
7
I forgot to add feeding date(s), how can I update my feeding history?
Use the feed function multiple time, depending on the number of feedings missed then edit the dates.
To update the dates, go to your tarantula's info page, click menu and choose 'Feed History', choose a date from the list then update as needed.
8
I want to be able to record the feeder I used when I fed my tarantula, how can I do this?
You must first enable 'Prompt for feeder on feeding' under 'GENERAL SETTINGS' from the Settings page, now everytime you feed your tarantula(s), you'll be prompted to add the feeder.
Follow #7 faq if you want to update the feeder(s) for the previous feeding date(s).
9
I accidentally long clicked fed my tarantula, how can I change the feeding date back?
To do this, go to your tarantula's info page, click menu and choose 'Feed History', choose a date from the list and choose 'Delete'.
10
How can I receive a notification when I have tarantulas to feed?
Go to your tarantula's info page, click menu and choose 'Feeding Options', select an option then fill-out the appropriate fields:
'every N days' - Enter the number of days between feedings.
'every Nth day(s) of the month' - Choose the day(s) of the month you want to be notified.
'every Nth day of the week' - Choose the day(s) of the week (Mon, Tue, Wed...) and the week number of the month (1st week, 2nd week...) you want to be notified.
For 'every Nth day(s) of the month' and 'every Nth day of the week', fill-out the 'Don't notify if last fed is within X day(s)' so you wont be prompted if you chose to feed earlier than scheduled.
Sample: Feeding every 7th of the month, you fed on the 6th, you may get notified for feeding the next day if you didn't set the 'Don't notify...' accordingly.
11
My tarantula is in pre-molt, I don't want to receive feeding notification.
To not receive feeding notification when your tarantula is in pre-molt, open its info page and mark the 'Pre-molt' checkbox, it will automatically be unmarked when you add a molt date.
12
I sent my mature male for a breeding loan but I still get feeding notification.
Go to your tarantula's info page, click on your tarantula's status and choose 'On Breeding Load'. You will not be notified for feeding but make sure to change it to 'Owned' when you recieve him back.
13
What is this 'Molt message' for?
This can be used to note what you plan to do for your tarantula the next time it molts, if you've set a message, you will see a message when you add a new molt date.
I use this to get a reminder like, 'change feeding schedule to X days' etc. ;)
14
I want to record the size per molt of my tarantula, where can I add it?
I usually add the current size (in inches) after each molt date.
Sample:
01-14-2014 <Days Prev: 27> <Days Hungry: 9> ~1
02-13-2014 <Days Prev: 30> <Days Hungry: 13> ~1.5
03-09-2014 <Days Prev: 24> <Days Hungry: 10> ~2.25
04-01-2014 <Days Prev: 23> <Days Hungry: 7> ~3
Note: Date, days prev (days from last molt) and days hungry are automatically added when adding a new molt date.
15
I have two (or more) devices, how can I transfer my data to the other devices?
Please use the 'Backup & Restore' function.
Backup your data first, from your tarantula list, click menu and choose 'Backup & Restore' then 'Backup data to Phone Storage'. Data will be save to your device's phone storage (usually in /sdcard/mytarantulas/db/YYYYMMDD, where YYYY - Year, MM - Month and DD - Day).
Move the backup folder to the other device, run the Tarantulas app, click menu and choose 'Backup & Restore' then 'Restore data from Phone Storage'.
Navigate to where you placed the backup folder and click the folder name to get a restore prompt message.
16
I don't have the Dropbox options in 'Backup & Restore' menu, how can I enable it?
Starting at version 2.05.70, you should be able to do a backup and/or restore via Dropbox, first you have to go to the settings page and scroll down, you should see 'DROPBOX' with a button 'Click to link with your Dropbox account.'
If you do not currently have a dropbox account, you can sign-up for a new account via the button below it (and help me get additional space in the process) or by visiting the Dropbox's home page at www.dropbox.com.
17
What are these shiny little stars on my tarantula's picture?
Starting at version 2.07.23, the app will display these 'stars' when you add a new molt to indicate a freshly molted tarantula, it will disappear when 'Feed N days after molt' is met.





 


 
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Confirmed Compatible Devices
Samsung Galaxy Spica running 2.1
Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy Note
Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab S
Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus S7500
Amazon Fire HDX 7 WAN (3rd Gen)
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 (3rd Gen)
Amazon Fire HD 8.9 WAN (2nd Gen)
Amazon Fire HDX 7 WiFi (3rd Gen)
Amazon Fire HD 8.9 Wifi (2nd Gen)
Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 WAN (3rd Gen)
Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 WiFi (3rd Gen)
Amazon Kindle Fire (1st Gen)
Amazon Kindle Fire (2nd Gen)
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 (2nd Gen)
HTC One
HTC One Mini
HTC One (M8)
Lenovo IdeaTab A1000
LG Nitro
Motorola DROID RAZR M
Motorola RAZR i
Nexus 4
Nexus 5
Nexus 7
Sony Xperia U
Sony Xperia S
Sony Xperia Z2
Sony Xperia Z3
Verizon LG G3
Wolfgang AT AS45qHD
ZTE Vital N9810
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