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Best Dwarf Species?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Tia B, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince Active Member

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    A. xwalxwal is found near where I live. Yes they are quite leggy. The US has several interesting dwarf species.
     
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  2. spidertherapy78

    spidertherapy78 Arachnoknight Active Member

    Euathlus sp red!
     
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  3. PidderPeets

    PidderPeets Arachnoknight Active Member

    Though I hardly have room to talk (I've only had this species for a little over a month), I absolutely love my Hapalopus sp. Small slings so far. I have 3, and their personalities are all different.

    One is on the timid side when you move the enclosure at all, but is the first to grab it's food and drag it away.
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    The largest of the three is just under 1/2 inch in DLS, but is the most curious and bold of all my Ts. When it molted a couple weeks back and kicked out the molt the following day, I used a toothpick to pull it. Instead of staying in it's burrow while a big scary monster messed around in it's vial, it actually came out and grabbed at the toothpick to figure out what was going on. Again, a day (actually, not even a full 24 hours) after molting.
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    I also apparently have an aspiring actor/actress as a third, because after providing all three with their own rather large (for them) but very dead baby superworms, I came back later to see this one underneath it's meal and eating on it's back. It was only when I took a second look at the photo just now that I realized the little sling had posed in such a way to make it look like the (again, VERY DEAD) superworm was the victor of some epic battle and was currently eating the sling, not the other way around.
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    Plus, they're hardly the size of my pinky nail and already have their adult colors. I love that.
     
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  4. Deb60

    Deb60 Arachnosquire

    Just when I thought I wouldn’t be getting anymore Dawrf Ts , and you’ve all given me a few more names to look out for
     
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  5. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

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  6. Tia B

    Tia B Arachnosquire Active Member

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  7. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    I know! And adult size is around 3cm DLS...
     
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  9. PanzoN88

    PanzoN88 Arachnobaron Active Member

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    We wouldn't be very good hobbyists if we didn't entice people to spend money on what they didn't think they were going to buy or didn't even know about.
     
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  10. Really hope these go down in price in the next few years. Do you recall what makes them a sensitive species?
     
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  11. Tia B

    Tia B Arachnosquire Active Member

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  12. Ztesch

    Ztesch Arachnosquire

    Hey you wanted us to find you one, so here you go lol. Although you may have to get a couple more to make that $40 shipping a little more bearable. Palp Friction has a huuuuuge selection and a bunch for pretty cheap. When I was looking yesterday they had P. Metallicas for $60.
     
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  13. dangerforceidle

    dangerforceidle Arachnosquire Active Member

    It's most likely that they are new in the hobby and the husbandry for them hasn't been fully nailed down yet. Just like the reputation Avicularia et al. received when they were kept too damp with insufficient ventilation. The SADS stigma. After a while better info will be available on how to keep them, and the reputation of being 'sensitive' will likely fade.
     
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  14. Sarkhan42

    Sarkhan42 Arachnobaron Active Member

    Palp friction came out of nowhere, but they're fantastic. Great prices, great stock, great shipping, great communication, I honestly can't wait to go back to them. I made a purchase the day before a sale I didn't know about, and without asking they gave me credit for what I would've gotten off with the sale. Absolutely recommend them.
     
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  15. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    It's along the lines of @dangerforceidle post. Parameter issues like with Avicularia, from what I've gathered. I asked on the Dutch forum but haven't got a precise answer yet. ;)
     
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  16. PanzoN88

    PanzoN88 Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Everybody, i think we converted another one!!!!
     
  17. I see. That makes sense.
    Thank you for the replies.
     
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  18. Tia B

    Tia B Arachnosquire Active Member

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    Well, you guys have influenced me to buy an N. incei and an H. villosella. Just ordered them a couple minutes ago. I wanted to order the K. brunnipes, but I just couldn't do the 40 dollar shipping fee. I went with a different seller.

    ~I can see my money just flying out of my hands~
     
  19. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    H.villosella is one I'd like as well, i think their long spinnerets look outlandish but awesome :)
     
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