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PostSubject: Looking for a Taranchula    3/2/2011, 12:54 am

Looking for suggestions on a good starting T. I was looking for something that wouldn't take up too much space. I'm taking any suggestions into consideration so don't be shy!
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for a Taranchula    3/2/2011, 4:11 am

Well do you want arboreal, terrestrial, a burrower? If you want an arboreal, a great starter is in my opinion Psalmopoeus irminia or any other species from that genus. If you'd like a terrestrial species, I suggest Grammostola pulchripes; it's a pretty calm species and you can buy one as a sling and watch it grow. I believe adults can reach seven inches, but they're very calm and a good show-off species for friends. Brachypelma species are also a good choice, yet they're more likely to flick the urticating hairs. If you'd like a burrowing species, try Aphonopelma or Ephebopus. All the species mentioned are New World, meaning their temperaments will be somewhat mild when compared to Old World counter parts.

If you have any questions about care or anything else, feel free to ask!
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for a Taranchula    3/2/2011, 4:18 am

hi, whats the differences between arboreal, terrestrial, a burrower? Smile (obviously a burrower burrows but whats the others?

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for a Taranchula    3/2/2011, 4:22 am

Arboreal will spend most of its time in a holly piece of bark off the ground or in some type of web-spun hammock and thus requires a taller container than wide. Terrestrial tarantulas prefer a nook or cranny on the ground to hide in such as a hole between rocks, at the base of trees or anything similar but don't really burrow. They need wider containers than tall.

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for a Taranchula    3/2/2011, 5:12 am

Oh right cool thanx Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for a Taranchula    3/2/2011, 8:57 am

I was looking forward to having something that would web often.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for a Taranchula    3/2/2011, 10:29 am

If you are looking for something that webs a lot you might consider an A.avicularia . It is an arboreal spider that is very docile and makes an awesome web. Another spider that webs a lot is an OBT (orange baboon tarantula). They are fast and somewhat aggressive but not a bad spider if you want a good looking spider that makes an awesome web.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for a Taranchula    3/2/2011, 11:45 am

One of the most prolific webbers is the green bottle blue (GBB) Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens. They're a pretty gold and black color as slings and eventually grow into their adult colors; a metallic blue-green with an orange abdomen. They're what's considered terrestrial and in the wild make their homes at the base of trees within a hollow in between the roots.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for a Taranchula    3/2/2011, 2:14 pm

I agree about the GBB and the colors are amazing. I have a female GBB and she is about an 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 and they grow at a fairly decent rate which makes it a winner in every respect.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for a Taranchula    3/2/2011, 2:18 pm

I will say that my OBT`S have made more intricate webs than the GBB so far.I put some orchid moss on top of the substrate and the OBT`s made a dome and webbed the entire top which looks very cool. Then you take their color and patterns when they sit on top of their webbing and it is cool to see.Mine stay out quite a bit if they are not disturbed or the shoot back into their hide.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for a Taranchula    3/2/2011, 3:02 pm

Go with anything Brachypelma. My OBT's are very mellow but general word is they are iratic, fast and aggressive, P. Irminia are a bit feisty for New Worlds, and I have heard the same for GBB's and you may pay out the rear for a GBB too. You would be safe with any Brachy and they are beautiful! Canth recommended G Pulchripes, I have not had one personally but have heard people that have recommend those for good beginner T's.
Do not start with Pokie or OBT or just about any old world T. Pink Toes are supposed to be pretty descent for starters to, I think someone mentioned on up there, that's the Avicularia Genus.

Since some questions came up between terrestrial, aboreal and burrower I'll explain the difference between New and Old World, sorry to those that know this already...
New World is anything from the America's and Old World is everything else. Old World are generally more aggressive, bigger and having much larger fangs with a higher toxicity and nastier bite. That's in general though. New Worlds aren't all a walk in the park though either. You have to look out for iriticating hairs for many species including Brachy's. They will kick hairs off of their abdomen and can be very irritating especially if you normally react to bugs and what not, they can be real nasty if they get in your eyes.

And JC50 I agree with the OBT's, mine are always out and master craftsman with webbing and mixing substrate with their webs for new structures! There is also not a picture available that gives their true beauty any justice! I have 9 Very Happy Note to folks new to T's: Do not get these though if you do not have the experience yet, be patient. It'll come and the T's will even be appreciated more! The OBT's are also common and inexpensive so you are not passing up a deal by waiting Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for a Taranchula    3/6/2011, 10:23 pm

I have nine OBT`S and they are simply amazing animals in every way from slings to adults. Their colors can vary from spider to spider and the patterns are amazing from the herring bone pattern on their abdomen to the black starburst on their carapace. Plus they are readily available and priced right,but definitely a spider that should be considered after some experience but not as a first T.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for a Taranchula    3/6/2011, 10:52 pm

+1 on JC50 and ironically I have 9 OBT's too after giving my neighbor one Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for a Taranchula    3/14/2011, 12:46 pm

OBT's are awesome, i have 10 at pressant, 1 Gravid MF RCF, 1 MF with egg sack, 1 Immature male, and the rest are OBT NCF juvi Very Happy

as for what T to get,

Terrestrial: as oready said, a Brachypelma Spp is the way to go, ok they dont make huge amouns of webbing, mexican red knee's almost none, were as the curly hair's have a good go over with web, again not a huge ammount, but not exactly a little ammount either.

Aboreal: Avic avic not really as great webbers as an Avic metallica, so Avicularia metallica all the way there, there also known as a "White toe"

burrowing: With these id snap up a Brachy, and start a burrow for them, again albopilosum (curly hair) never fail to impress with there burrows, so on this one, again Brachypelma albopilosum =]
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for a Taranchula    3/15/2011, 6:39 pm

Avicularia Versicolor's are stunning T's as slings and adults(Bright blue as slings, and pink with a metallic green carapace.), they're also very docile, and grow to a nice size. They are arboreal, just like other Avicularia species. In fact any of the Avic's are great beginners! Very Happy There are many caresheets for each individual Avic so go online and check em out, deffinatly the friendliest and possibly most coulorful species! Very Happy
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