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PostSubject: What types of tarantula would be good for a first    3/10/2013, 1:18 pm

I have recently got an emperor scorpion. he is amazing. i have started to look at Ts aswell. looking online their are so many beautiful ones out there.

I know alot of people advise a Chile Rose. what other types are easy to keep and still as beautiful?
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PostSubject: Re: What types of tarantula would be good for a first    3/10/2013, 2:24 pm

curly hair's are supposed to be nice an calm, cant remember the scientific name of them though
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PostSubject: Re: What types of tarantula would be good for a first    3/10/2013, 3:15 pm

Go here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8GTjO7TKe0

He doesn't mention B.Vagans but he told me that is one he forgot.
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PostSubject: Re: What types of tarantula would be good for a first    3/10/2013, 5:48 pm

I would say any Grammostola or Brachypelma. My preferred Grammostola is the G pulchripes or commonly known as Chaco Gold Knee Tarantula. They grow quite big and are easy to keep.

brachypelmas are also easy enough but flick more hair
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PostSubject: Re: What types of tarantula would be good for a first    3/10/2013, 6:17 pm

chrisc wrote:
curly hair's are supposed to be nice an calm, cant remember the scientific name of them though

Brachypelma Albopilosum, very good starter T's , also of course Grammostola Rosea, Rosies are beautiful:)


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PostSubject: Re: What types of tarantula would be good for a first    3/10/2013, 7:10 pm

A.chalcodes are nice too
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PostSubject: Re: What types of tarantula would be good for a first    3/10/2013, 7:21 pm

Aphonpelma are nice they just take very long to grow.

I would go for a juvenile Gramostola or Brachypelma. The type of each is up to you really as they all have the same care more or less
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PostSubject: Re: What types of tarantula would be good for a first    3/10/2013, 10:43 pm

i would agree that brachypelma and grammostola genus are indeed for beginners. you should try checking out a.geniculata and n.chromatus too as they have nice dispositions most of the time and both are also nice Ts for all skill/exp levels
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PostSubject: Re: What types of tarantula would be good for a first    3/11/2013, 1:47 am

I have had the best luck with terrestrial (ground-dwelling) species. As mentioned, Grammostola Pulchripes/Chaco Golden Knees are nice looking, but can be moody. Also have a Grammostola Rosea/Rose Hair which is quite common. I love my Paraphysa Scrofa/Chilean Copper...beautiful copper sheen on black. I have an Euathlus sp. Red which is still a sling, but they are supposed to be very docile and get to only 2.5 in. to 3 in. which is easy to house. Just ordered an Aphonopelma Chalcodes/Arizona Blonde which is supposed to be good. Brachypelma Smithi is another popular choice. For aboreal (tree-dwelling) species I would only recommend Avicularia species, and get the bigger juvie or an adult. They need good ventilation and high humidity. I've tried slings and they both died. Desert species are easier in my opinion. Good luck and just do your research. Jon on YouTube has a great Mythbuster series you'll want to checkout as well.
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PostSubject: Re: What types of tarantula would be good for a first    3/11/2013, 2:50 am

Acanthoscurria geniculata are great T's. Big nice looking , active and eat like pigs.

They need more humidity and can be more aggresive than Grammostolas.

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PostSubject: Re: What types of tarantula would be good for a first    3/11/2013, 12:34 pm

chaco golden knees are usually friendly, and grow to about 8 inches

mexican red knee is another usually calm species that can live over 25 years supposivley.

chillean rose can be moody but i havent had a problem with any of mine.

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PostSubject: Re: What types of tarantula would be good for a first    3/11/2013, 2:11 pm

thanks for all the advise so far guys. im sure these threads pop up alot so thank you for taking the time to pass on your knowledge Smile

I love the look of the chile rose and the brazilian white Knee. which of the 2 will flick hairs less?

Also any advice on how i convince the gf to let me have 1 Razz
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PostSubject: Re: What types of tarantula would be good for a first    3/11/2013, 3:28 pm

Hair flicking is no big deal and would only be a problem if you get your face close to the abdomen when the T is irritated. It's the T's way of taking the fun out of sneaking up on it. As for the gf, start easy...like maybe a Spiderman marathon and see how that goes!
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PostSubject: Re: What types of tarantula would be good for a first    3/11/2013, 4:00 pm

Hahahaha i sneaked a male chaco gold knee in about 2 years ago and now i have about 70 chaco spiderlings plus about 30 more of other species.

In theory the chile rose will flick less but my white knee does not flick at all. I guess its down to the individual T.

I have a male and female salmon pink (Lasiodora parahybana) and the female is really docile and the male a nasty piece of work.
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PostSubject: Re: What types of tarantula would be good for a first    3/11/2013, 5:12 pm

I have a B.Vagans sling, and it kicks hairs AND bites. All,or almost all, new world tarantulas kick hairs.
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PostSubject: Re: What types of tarantula would be good for a first    3/11/2013, 10:22 pm

Really any Avicularia, Brachypelma, Grammostola, or Aphonopelma species are good for beginners.

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PostSubject: Re: What types of tarantula would be good for a first    3/14/2013, 2:55 pm

My mexican red knee goes right to biting before flicking hairs he is fed pretty well too so I dont know what his deal is on the other hand my more aggressive T my venezuelan suntiger will run up and down and around my arm without showing aggression at all same with my cameroon brown. So it really is up to the T and that is what is so cool about T's each and every one of them has there own personality which is awesome! But definitely start off with a Brachy or a rose hair just to get your foot in the door then move up thats what I did.
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