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Any Tarantula Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by carters critters, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. carters critters

    carters critters Arachnopeon

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    I am new to the hobby and only have one tarantula now, (GBB) but I really want to get a few more once the temperature in my area warms up. So if anyone has any suggestions about some new additions it would be great!
     
  2. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    G. pulchripes, B. albopilosum, B. vagans, A. chalcodes, N. chromatus, A. geniculata, B. cabocla...and so on...
     
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  3. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnoking

  4. Tenebrarius

    Tenebrarius Arachnoangel Active Member

    OBT is a very polite T :rolleyes:
     
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  5. carters critters

    carters critters Arachnopeon

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    Can anyone tell me more about N. Chromatus? I am thinking about picking one up. Would it be okay for me because I am a begginer. If so, does anyone have any care tips?
     
  6. Tenebrarius

    Tenebrarius Arachnoangel Active Member

    I've only heard good things.
     
  7. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    How long have you owned your GBB, and what size is it?
     
  8. nicodimus22

    nicodimus22 Arachnomancer Arachnosupporter

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    I have two juveniles. They are still pretty light-sensitive at 2.5 inches, only coming out when it's dark. (You can get some kind of red light to see them at night, and it doesn't disturb them.) This kind of behavior often goes away as they get bigger, and they're more likely to be out in the open. They're very good eaters. Nhandu in general tend to be high-strung. Not necessarily defensive, but very easily startled and quick to run around. I have 3 N. tripepii as well, and they all act rather nervous. They're less ideal starters than Brachypelma and Grammostola, but doable as long as you are careful IMO. Care is not much different than any other NW terrestrial...hide, water dish, and it's good to give them an area of moist substrate that they can go onto if they want to. Just overflow the water dish a bit, let it dry out, and repeat. Nhandu do get fairly large, so plan your shelf space accordingly.
     
  9. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnoking

    You could probably get away with it if you purchase a sling. Adults can be pretty defensive and skittish, and wouldn't be the best second tarantula. They are an incredibly stunning species though, definitely a must have for any long time hobbyist.
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  10. Minty

    Minty @londontarantulas Arachnosupporter

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    Brachypelma emilia

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    Brachypelma albopilosum


    Basically, anything Brachypelma would be a good choice.
     
  11. 3Spider

    3Spider Arachnopeon

    A eupalaestrus campestratus is nice little tarantula, mine currently is only a sling. But they are really calm and do some nice burrows as slings. Only negative I guess is slow growing.
     
  12. carters critters

    carters critters Arachnopeon

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    I've only had my GBB for a few months.
     
  13. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    A few months, and you need another one already, bored w/this one? It MIGHT be a good idea to learn more about Ts before getting another.