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Arboreal suggestions

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by BZeni, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. BZeni

    BZeni Arachnopeon

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    Hello all! I have an empty 8x8x12 enclosure that needs a new tenant. Its neighbors are an a.avic and a c.versicolor. Suggestions for something that does well at room temp and is fairly easy to keep?
    I've been looking at t.gigas and p.irminia.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Theneil

    Theneil Arachnoprince Active Member

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    LOL. basically every tarantula available. :p

    i really like my irminia, but i rarely see it...

    i only briefly had some of the T. gigas/P. gigas slings so i can't speak from experience about them. I will mention that irminia and gigas should both get on moist substate instead of dry like the avic and versicolor.
     
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  3. Rob1985

    Rob1985 This user has no status. Old Timer

    I vote P. cambridgei. In my experience they're way more active than P. irminia.
     
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  4. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnodemon Active Member

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    Don't P. cambridgei females get an upwards of 7" as adults though? I think that'd end up a little cramped if OP intends on that being it's forever home.

    That'd be my biggest concern, but P. cams are awesome and it'd definitely make a good enclosure for a while at least. I'm personally more partial to irminia myself, but it sounds like i'm just lucky mine comes out to say hello a lot.

     
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  5. Rob1985

    Rob1985 This user has no status. Old Timer

    Yeah they get to around 7 inches. But let's be real, it could live in a 1 gallon food container like the ones found at walmart for the rest of it's and it will find a way to thrive. If you have an 8x8x12 Exoterra Nano, it will likely be just fine in there. It's also likely stay confined to a cork bark tube if you give it one.
     
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  6. LittleGiRLy

    LittleGiRLy Arachnoknight Old Timer

    If you like avics, i suggest a. minatrix. A smaller avic (perfect for your tank size), but sooo beautiful. Such a facinating little bugger too! I have always had one in my collection!

    But irminias are neat too!
     
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  7. MikeyD

    MikeyD Arachnosquire

    So far my only arboreals are Tapinauchenius violaceus and Pseudoclamoris gigas. The P gigas is still a sling (about 1”) but it seems a bit more feisty than my T violaceus and visually it’s more appealing as far as markings and changes in its appearance as it grows. I like that mine are both frequently visible even if they can be shy. I usually see them every day and they are always out at night. They have a steady growth rate too and make nice jumps in size with each molt. I’ve always liked the look of Psalmopeus pulcher as well and if I get another arboreal that’s probably the species I will choose.
    It might be nice for you to get a species like this as they don’t web like Avics and tend to burrow below their vertical bark and then make a bit of web curtains. They leave the enclosure much more open and it’s easy to add food and water without dealing with webbing.
     
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  8. Minty

    Minty @londontarantulas Arachnosupporter

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    Another vote for Psalmopoeus cambridgei, here.
     
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  9. Goopyguy56

    Goopyguy56 Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Well I don't see my irmina much. When I do i get super excited. Seems like it is extra special when they come out. My p cams are one of my favorites of all time. P pulcher is a good candidate if you ask me as well.
     
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  10. Tenebrarius

    Tenebrarius Arachnoangel Active Member

    cant go wrong with an avic...well unless you go wrong. BUT it is simple care and very friendly-ish, plus the nice colors.
     
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  11. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Of all of the Psalmopoeus sp, my favourite is P pulcher or P reduncus! I really like the P pulcher colloration!!!
     
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  12. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnoreaper Arachnosupporter

    Any Psalmopoeus/Tapinauchenius/Pseudoclamoris (P. cambridgei might be a bit big as an adult but everything else should be fine).

     
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  13. korlash091

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    P. victori mine is always out and its a beautiful black and red spider.
     
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  14. dangerforceidle

    dangerforceidle Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Tapinauchenius rasti
     
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  15. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnodemon Active Member

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    Previously sp. Union Island/Caribbean Diamond, yes?
     
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  16. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnoreaper Arachnosupporter

    Yes
     
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  17. VanessaS

    VanessaS Grammostola Groupie Arachnosupporter

    I'm going to throw my hat into the Psalmopoeus cambridgei camp too. I'm partial to moss green tarantulas, though.
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    I love my Psalmopoeus pulcher female, but she is rarely out where I can see her.
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  18. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    Crested geckos!
     
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  19. BZeni

    BZeni Arachnopeon

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    Haha! Had one once and he was more demanding than all 5 of my T's together!

    Thanks all for the suggestions! I settled on the p.gigas to add some orange to my collection!
     
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