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PostSubject: Looking In to tranantulas   1/20/2011, 10:10 pm

Ive been wanting a trantula for a while I was wondering if you guys could help me out. Im wondering if you guys know of a aggressive but ez to take care of species?
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PostSubject: Re: Looking In to tranantulas   1/20/2011, 11:41 pm

Get a Cobalt Blue. I hear they are wicked aggressive but idk if they hard to care for lol
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PostSubject: Re: Looking In to tranantulas   1/21/2011, 1:36 am

you can get an Pterinochilus murinus (OBT = Orange Baboon Tarantula)
i have yet to see a calm one lol,
P murinus are very fast, and even as little slings will give you the i will kick your [edit] threat display lol
they also have a very nasty bite to boot...

but if you are new to T's i would go with something else,
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PostSubject: Re: Looking In to tranantulas   1/21/2011, 9:37 am

B albo or B emilia is easy enough to take care of..my friend told me so,and any lasiodora sp are pretty aggresive and have voracious appetite and at the same time a very hardy t,as told to me by my friend also..
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PostSubject: Re: Looking In to tranantulas   1/21/2011, 1:17 pm

I would NOT start out with something crazy-aggressive if you're new to Ts. Like Levi said, go with a brachy to start. Also like Levi said, Lasidora or Acanthiscuria are big and impressive and get irritated if something looks at them funny (but they're more likely to flick hairs than dart out of the tank at you, which cobalts WILL do).

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PostSubject: Re: Looking In to tranantulas   1/21/2011, 4:20 pm

I'd recommend a Brachy as well. B. Smithi's are reasonable to aquire and beautiful. Mine is faster than anything I have read lead me on and has been eating very well it's entire life from approx 1/2" to 2".

Rosies' are probably too boring by the sounds of your post and despite being the most common in the pet trade they have a bad reputation as being a crap shoot. Some are very chill and others are just downright ornery.

OBT's a bit too aggressive for starting out as DLP suggested. Maybe for a future species as they are pretty cool and reasonable to acquire as well.

I'd go with Brachy for sure Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Looking In to tranantulas   1/21/2011, 9:33 pm

iitomodachi1 wrote:
Rosies' . . . have a bad reputation as being a crap shoot. Some are very chill and others are just downright ornery.

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PostSubject: Re: Looking In to tranantulas   1/21/2011, 11:42 pm

Man you you guys are awesome every question Ive had so far on this forum some one has an answer
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PostSubject: Re: Looking In to tranantulas   1/22/2011, 8:38 am

Rosies will freak you out with its very long fasting modes..and its pretty boring raising it from sling to a mature one..
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PostSubject: Re: Looking In to tranantulas   1/22/2011, 1:37 pm

levi wrote:
Rosies will freak you out with its very long fasting modes..and its pretty boring raising it from sling to a mature one..

Good Call Bro!
I forgot about that, they are like the ball pythons of spiders! I used to have one that would go forever without eating and the one I have now I actually nick named it Death Dealer because any left over prey from other pets ended up in her tank! She ate everything for a while there but now it has been months and I occasionally find a cricket a missing :/

You know I'm not really sure how they are the most popular in the pet trade
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PostSubject: Re: Looking In to tranantulas   2/11/2011, 10:25 am

I've heard A.geniculata are okay starters if you want a slightly more hands off aproach and want a realy aggresive eater! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Looking In to tranantulas   2/13/2011, 5:17 pm

iitomodachi1 wrote:


Rosies' are probably too boring by the sounds of your post and despite being the most common in the pet trade they have a bad reputation as being a crap shoot. Some are very chill and others are just downright ornery.


You know, ive had a rosie who was meaner than all get up man! Ive seen them both calm and aggressive. but i remember the first one i ever got was a handful. Shed spin around on me, and raise up and threaten me constantly. Im with you though I dont know why you should get a crazy aggressive tarantula if you dont have much experience with the things. I would start with Avicularia. They are beautiful spiders, aggressive eaters, freindly to handling and active both day and night. they are hardy and long lived and the few that ive taken care of have ranked highly amongst all the others.
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