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A. geniculata: a must have for a modest collection?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Nightshady, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

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    If you can buy a sexed female i would go for it if you've decided to go with this species. :)
     
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  2. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnosquire Active Member

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    I second this, especially since they seem to be available for decent prices :D
     
  3. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnolord Active Member

    I'd honestly go with a guaranteed Murderess*, I purchased mine as a 4" sexed female about 18 months ago and she's over 6" and getting ready to moult again, they're no slouches when it comes to growth.

    *0.1 Acanthoscurria geniculata DTTI (Death To The Infidels)

    This sounds remarkably similar to when I first fed Rogue.

    I held a locust just outside of her burrow and she came storming out of the entrance, emitted a guttural roar that vaguely resembled the word "Food", snatched both the locust and the tongs from me, threw the tongs at my face, said "puny human" and then went back inside and proceeded to "Tea-bag" the dead locust.
     
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  4. Nightshady

    Nightshady Arachnosquire Active Member

    Yay! Now... time to get to work on that habitat!

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  5. Kendricks

    Kendricks Arachnosquire

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    Tehehe
     
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  6. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Good call, post some pics when you receive it.
     
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  7. MrTwister

    MrTwister Arachnosquire

    If they offer another H. Sp large ( pumpkin patch ) grab it. They stay pretty small so won't realllly count towards your 5 T's total..
     
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  8. Nightshady

    Nightshady Arachnosquire Active Member

    LMAO... I already emailed them and said if they are thinking of sending freebies to take them out.

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  9. Nightshady

    Nightshady Arachnosquire Active Member

    I did think about taking a freebie if they send one and offering it up here, but then I figured no one would pay shipping for a freebie.
     
  10. StampFan

    StampFan Arachnosquire Active Member

    1) always take a freebie. Always

    2) you need a true NW terrestrial. GBBs don't act like it.
     
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  11. Nightshady

    Nightshady Arachnosquire Active Member

    I used to believe that and then I ended up with herpes... j/k, LOL.

    Seriously though, I’ve put a lot of thought into what T’s I want to get, and I’m just not interested in straying from my plan and ending up with a throng of theraphosidae.

    Won’t the Geniculata fill that need?
     
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  12. StampFan

    StampFan Arachnosquire Active Member

    Yep that's what I meant, you need the A genic.

    Take the freebie. It'll take you 2 minutes a week to care for it, and many times the surprise species is an eye opener to something wonderful that you weren't expecting or planning on. Consider it early xmas.
     
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  13. Nightshady

    Nightshady Arachnosquire Active Member

    Ha... you almost have me talked into it, but alas, I got this email reply:

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    It’s from FearNotTarantulas for the record.
     
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  14. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnolord Active Member

    That's a good call on their part, my first OW (Chilobrachys huahini) was a surprise freebie, it hasn't really given me any problems but if I'd had the option to turn it down then I probably would have (given that I'd only been in the hobby for 4 months at the time).

    If I want random (to an extent, you can narrow down what you get) species then I'll buy a mystery box.

    Fixed that for you ;)
     
  15. campj

    campj Arachnoknight

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    Many many South and Central American species fit this description, and lots of them look better (matter of opinion of course) and get larger than A. geniculata. Dig deeper is my suggestion.
     
  16. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    You need to read the whole thread before posting. He already ordered the A.geniculata. :p
     
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  17. campj

    campj Arachnoknight

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    Nobody has time for that.
     
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  18. Tia B

    Tia B Arachnopeon Active Member

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    A. geniculata was my first T. I wanted a hardy NW good eater with decent growth speed and a somewhat docile attitude, and all I got all of that in The Murderess*.

    * 0.1 Acanthoscurria geniculata DTTI
    (Death To The Infidels)


    [Sorry @The Grym Reaper , but I'm using that from now on. I will convert the unbelievers by touting the virtues of The Murderess.]
     
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  19. Tia B

    Tia B Arachnopeon Active Member

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    Heyyyyy that was my thread that got hijacked! Lol
     
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  20. Nightshady

    Nightshady Arachnosquire Active Member

    Building a straight terrestrial setup for my geniculata is a bit less exciting than making an arboreal or semi-arboreal setup. Still... doing what I can. I did fabricate this pretty slick hide out of a solid piece of cork bark using a Dremel.

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