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Between a rock and a hard place

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Truff135, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. Truff135

    Truff135 Arachnoprince

    So for a long time, I've known deep-down that I need a brachypelma. I saw a 4" b.boehmeiat a reptile show back in December and it was love at first sight, but the price was much more than I wanted to spend. I just can't seem to get this species out of my head though! I have been looking at pictures and find myself enamored with each picture I drool over. I have been perusing the care sheets, hoping that maybe they'll be too hard to care for and I can dissuade myself from taking the leap (which isn't happening). What's even worse is, I found a 4" female for about 2/3 the price of the one at that reptile show, therefore making my emotional pain even greater.
    My husband is wanting to spend some money this weekend for a convention that I'm mildly interested in, but I feel that the money would be much better spent on a fiery-legged vixen that will last me a really long time. Should I talk to my man and beg him, plead, grovel if need be to make this temptress my own, or just give up and look the other way? I don't know what to do! I find myself going to this dealer's website daily, hourly almost, and come soooo close to clicking that shiny little "Buy Now!" button.....the agony of it all is almost too much to bear! Any advice???
    Thanks :eek:
  2. just get it...haha {D
  3. Anastasia

    Anastasia Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Yes! PUSH that button, and u shall find ur peace :D
  4. I once told you that ticks are free. Maybe you should just stick with that plan :D
  5. mikeymo

    mikeymo Arachnoknight

    Pursue creative writing as a profession, cast a magical character as your protagonist (see wizard, hobbit, polar bear wearing amour), make millions of dollars, buy your spider :)
  6. David Burns

    David Burns Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Find and buy 3 slings of this species. Cheaper, fun to watch grow and odds are one will be female maybe more.
  7. SuperRad

    SuperRad Arachnoknight

    You asked me about where I was planning to get my boehmei and how much it was going for a few days ago.

    Where did you finally decide to get one at? I'd appreciate a link cause I'm always in the market for new places to imagine getting T's from.
  8. desertdweller

    desertdweller Arachnoprince

    Alexis. Do what you KNOW :wicked: :wicked: :wicked: you would tell me to do.

    CLICK THAT "BUY NOW" BUTTON BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE DOES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. xhexdx

    xhexdx ArachnoGod Old Timer

    That's true, but if you're looking to breed them in the future then that's not the best solution for 2 reasons:

    1) You're most likely getting all 3 slings from the same clutch, and inbreeding isn't really recommended.
    2) The males will grow faster and would potentially mature before the females do anyway.

    However, yes, cheaper and more fun to watch grow, I completely agree with! :)
  10. David Burns

    David Burns Arachnoprince Old Timer

    When breeding one needs patience! If your in a hurry, get ready to pay for it.

    I generally get a few slings from different sources i.e. I got 3 P.met slings that came from Kelly Swift's egg sac. and I got 2 P.met slings from Europe. Sometimes I will get some slings and then when they grow, I have at least one adult female. The I get a few more slings of this species and when they mature see if I get a male. While you are waiting for them to grow Males may become available on loan and also you can send your males out on loan. After all that there is a chance you may get slings.
  11. Truff135

    Truff135 Arachnoprince

    I'm not interested in breeding for the time being (don't have the room and I don't think my hubby would appreciate hundreds of spiderlings). I basically want a well-established girl that will last me a while.
    I contacted the dealer and he is holding her for me until I get my pay stub tommorrow so that I know where I stand. How exciting!!!
    Desertdweller, I KNEW you'd chime in eventually!!! And you're right, my instincts for some reason tell me this little girly is the one I've been waiting for. :D :D :D :D :D
  12. desertdweller

    desertdweller Arachnoprince

    I knew you just needed a little . . . "encouragement." (Read: push)

    Way to go, girl. Love at first sight is a beautiful thing!
  13. fartkowski

    fartkowski Arachnoemperor

    Man there are alot of T pushers on here.
    Be sure to post some pics when she arrives:D
    You know you're getting her{D
  14. Truff135

    Truff135 Arachnoprince

    Alright well, you guys were right. I did it, I pushed that button. I can expect my new Lady in Red on Tuesday. I can't wait!!! I think I'm going to put her in my living room so I can gaze at her all day.
    FYI, I made the purchase from Kenthebugguy.com, and so far he has been FANTASTIC. I emailed an inquiry and received a response within minutes. Look for his full review in the reviews section once I get my girl. Now to think of a name....
    {D {D {D {D {D
  15. Anastasia

    Anastasia Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Red Sonia, Fusion, Missfire :D
  16. SuperRad

    SuperRad Arachnoknight

    :clap: !!!!CONGRATS!!!!{D

    I'm getting mine this weekend! Seems like this is just the time of year for boehmei's.

    You know you deserved a new T so no regrets, just enjoy your new baby.
  17. These are my favorite brachypelma and on my wish list also.Why not name her after some famous red head...Reba,Lucy,Julia...I like Lucy.I hear these are ferocious hair kickers,so be sure to don the Haz Mat suit,when working near her or her cage:D .Can't wait to see the pix.
  18. gambite

    gambite Arachnoprince

    Sounds like you already have a good name; Vixen. I got a smaller unsexed one, and named it Fiery Steve after a band that my highschool friends were in.
  19. -Sarah-

    -Sarah- Arachnobaron

    Congrats on your new "baby" Alexis!! :clap: I've really been wanting one for a long time... Then again, I think nearly every Brachy is on my wish list :p Post some pics of her when you can!


  20. Truff135

    Truff135 Arachnoprince

    I'm pretty sure I'm going to go with Freya (anglican spelling of Freyja). She is the Norse goddess of beauty, love and fertility. She's beautiful, I know I'll love her, and I was thinking long and hard, and someday would actually like to try to breed her (once I have a bigger living space; a la fertility). She's only 4" so she's still got some time to grow and mature further. Aphrodite was just too much of a mouthful to say, and Venus, the Roman counterpart, just sounded too lame IMO. :D