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Brachypelma dilemma

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Patherophis, Mar 13, 2019.

If You could only have single Brachypelma, which species would You chose?

  1. hamorii

  2. boehmei

  3. emilia

  4. albiceps

  5. auratum

  6. baumgarteni

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  7. klaasi

  8. smithi

  1. sdsnybny

    sdsnybny Arachnogeek Arachnosupporter

    Brachypelma angustum was reclassified quite awhile ago to Sericopelma angustum.
    I chose Brachypelma annitha (smithi) just cuz
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  2. ErinM31

    ErinM31 Arthropodess Arachnosupporter

    I chose B. hamorii because they are icon and the first tarantula I wanted and the first I eventually came to own. :happy: She is a gorgeous tarantula, never hides, full of attitude but doesn’t kick much hair.

    They are all beautiful and I’d love to get a B. klassi someday and am thrilled to have recently added several B. vagans slings to my collection. :D

    They are both gorgeous T’s and don’t take up much space or work — I would keep them both if possible! :D
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  3. MetalMan2004

    MetalMan2004 Arachnobaron Active Member

    I chose B auratum. Big, beautiful, has a bit of an attitude and stridulates.
  4. Rigor Mortis

    Rigor Mortis Arachnosquire Active Member

    I chose B. hamorii because at this point I'd sever one of my own limbs to own one. (I just don't care to raise slings at the moment, that's the problem)
  5. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

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  6. ErinM31

    ErinM31 Arthropodess Arachnosupporter

    Wait, so you’d rather sever a limb than raise a tarantula sling??? o_O
    To each their own, but B. hamorii are one of the easiest T’s to care for and grow relatively quickly for a terrestrial.
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  7. Rigor Mortis

    Rigor Mortis Arachnosquire Active Member

    Yes. Well not really, I do need arms and legs. I know how ridiculous that sounds but for whatever reason right now I'm just not into the idea of raising a sling right now. Gimme a few months and I might change my mind!
  8. ErinM31

    ErinM31 Arthropodess Arachnosupporter

    Well, I’m never into the idea of losing limbs! :p No reason to get a sling before it’s something you’re interested in doing but I find it to be a very rewarding part of keeping tarantulas. :happy:
  9. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

    I love raising any tarantulas from sling stage. It is a joy to see them growing in sizes.
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  10. Rigor Mortis

    Rigor Mortis Arachnosquire Active Member

    Hoping that one day I have that kind of patience! Then again it is keeping me from being overrun with tarantulas since I don't have an abundance of space, so there is a silver lining in my stubbornness.
  11. Jayson1974

    Jayson1974 Arachnopeon

    Still waiting for warm weather and deciding on species before ordering first tarantula. But my 5 year old Granddaughter informed me today(while looking over my shoulder) that I will be getting her that pretty black and red one...Brachypelma auratum. So ya thats my vote LOL.
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  12. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Voted hamorii. Although I don't think they're the most beautiful I think they're the quintessential tarantula. Plus my lass is my favourite for personal reasons.

    If it was a vote on the sheer sight I'd go emilia.
  13. Patherophis

    Patherophis Arachnoknight Active Member

    Quess what, today I bought smaller emilia female from another great seller for even better price.
    So now I am facing Brachypelma trilemma. :meh:

    Thank You for all votes and replies. :) For me the most surprising outcome of poll was popularity of auratum.

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  14. Killertut

    Killertut Arachnopeon Active Member

    all of the Brachypelmas!!
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  15. Phia

    Phia Arachnopeon

    Curly hairs tho! Why no B. albopilosum on the poll!

    ;) Probably because there's no competition.
    But I picked B. boehmi because they are feisty!
  16. johnny quango

    johnny quango Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

    I have 9 Brachypelma in my collection as of now including 6 from your list. I should choose B albopilosum as it was my 1st every tarantula. From your list I refuse to be pigeon holed so I choose B verdezi :D
  17. ErinM31

    ErinM31 Arthropodess Arachnosupporter

    Beautiful T! :D No dilemma (nor trilemma) that I can see! :p
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  18. Shawn Smith

    Shawn Smith Arachnopeon Arachnosupporter

    B albo all the way! but from the list I'd have to go smithi.

    They are the brighter cousin to the iconic hamorii and I like the brighter colors if it's going to be a colorful spider.
  19. SonsofArachne

    SonsofArachne Arachnolord Active Member

    Had a hard time deciding between albiceps, klaasi, and emilia. I eliminated alibiceps because they grow so slow. IMO emilia and klaasi are equally beautiful (maybe a slight edge to klassi after a molt) and are the best looking Brachys, but I decided to go with emilia because that was the second T I bought. Unfortunately that one died after a bad molt, but I now have a sling and a 2 inch female.
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  20. ErinM31

    ErinM31 Arthropodess Arachnosupporter

    My understanding is that B. hamorii have more vivid coloring (or red-orange as versus orange) than B. smithi.