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Favorite Tarantula Type (poll)

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Palespider, Dec 16, 2003.

What's your favorite tarantula type?

  1. Docile terrestrials: Aphonapelma, Brachypelma, and Grammostola

    257 vote(s)
  2. Large and defensive terrestrials: Acanthoscurria, Theraphosa, Lasiodora, etc.

    126 vote(s)
  3. Bitey burrowers: Citharischius, Haplopelma, Hysterocrates, etc.

    60 vote(s)
  4. Docile and colorful arboreals: Avicularia

    131 vote(s)
  5. Speedy and potent arboreals: Poecilotheria, Heterscodra, Stromatopelma, and Psalmopoeus

    179 vote(s)
  1. Palespider

    Palespider Arachnodemon Old Timer

    I thought this would be interesting. I put them into 5 categories.

    1) The docile species: Aphonapelma, Brachypelma, and Grammostola.

    2) The large defensive species. Most are obligate burrowers: (Acanthoscurria, Theraphosa, Lasiodora, Nhandu, Pamphobeteus, Phormictopus, and Xenesthis)

    3) The feisty and bitey species. Most are deep burrowers: (Ceratogyrus, Citharischius, Haplopelma, Hysterocrates, and Pterinochilus)

    4) The usually docile and colorful South American arboreals: (Avicularia)

    5) The speedy, leggy, and potent arboreals: (Poecilotheria, Heterscodra, Stromatopelma, and Psalmopoeus)

    Don't forget to explain why they're your favorite :)
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2003
  2. Longbord1

    Longbord1 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Avicularia because dude they can jump climb and move very fast,they shoot pop,and.............................................PINKTOES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. nemesis6sic6

    nemesis6sic6 Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Arboreal as well

    Avics are my thing but it was hard to choose because Im getting into NW terrstrials a little more.
  4. pategirl

    pategirl Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Well, I like the avics, and I like pokes and the Psalmopoeus.....I just just the latter ones. I'm not picky :)
  5. Pattarawut

    Pattarawut Arachnopeon

    I love agressive power of King Baboon and Cobalt Blue.
  6. Guido

    Guido Arachnoknight Old Timer

    i like the U.S. species such as Aphonopelmas
  7. webspinner

    webspinner Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Pamphobeteus are just a great looking monster!;P
  8. LPacker79

    LPacker79 ArachnoSpaz Old Timer

    One word: Tapinauchenius! =D
  9. Mojo Jojo

    Mojo Jojo Arachnoking Old Timer

    I chose the large defensive terrestrials. They really are my favorite, even though I don't keep them anymore due to their hairs.

    Now I'm into arborials (avics and psalms) and OW burrowing spiders
  10. BigSam

    BigSam Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Brachy's all the way, I'm a Brachy lover

  11. MrFeexit

    MrFeexit Arachnodork Old Timer

    Jeez I have a bit of each and like them all. My attention does vary, but they all interest me sooooooo I stand firmly noncommited.
  12. heyjeyniceid

    heyjeyniceid Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Forget it, Hysterocrates takes it.

    8 in leg spans, stridulation, like to swim, and insatiable appetites

    not to mention that im blessed with 3 that are readily visible.

    god, I love them. I currently have Ederi, and Gigas.

    gotta catch em' all!
  13. MrFeexit

    MrFeexit Arachnodork Old Timer

    hmmmm I don't have one of those.........hmmmmmmm
  14. Ennie, meenie, miney mo.....my hubby and I went back and forth on this one, so here's how it stands thus far:
    The zoo-me- got to love those pink toed avics and what can I say...I love a "manly" T that knows who's boss....the T, of course!
    As far as Duke-hubby-goes, He's a "manly man" kind of guy, and has had a secret obcession with T. Blondi for a lot longer than they have been "popular". He loves their color. He's into color, temperment is neither here nor there as far as he conserned, so it's probably a tie between blondi and C.cyaneopubescens.
  15. PapaSmurf

    PapaSmurf Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Aphonopelma!!!! Aphonopelma Seemani i love these little guys they got some attuide and then can be sweet, pretty fast and i like the Jet black with white stripes i think they are amazeing looking T's, i also like Bitey burrowers like H.Gigas they are great, not so good looking but just fun to watch..

  16. Inuleki

    Inuleki Arachnobaron

    it's all about the bitey and fiesty.... but then again, i just kinda have a fascination with the Haplopelma spp. running a very close second are the Pamphobetus spp. I'm talking like a .05% difference on which I picked...
  17. Aphonopelma, Brachypelma, and Grammostola all the way here, save for a few odd Avics, and a couple of the large defensive species. And one P.regalis as I wouldn't want the OW'ers to feel left out :D
  18. Palespider

    Palespider Arachnodemon Old Timer

    I'd have to say that pokies and the likes are the most interesting species to me, but the large South Americans are a very close second.

    Jim B.
  19. DnKslr

    DnKslr Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I like the docile ones like the Brachys and the Grammys. They're so laid back and cool. They're not too worried about much and they don't seem to upset when you move their stuff around. Mine goes over to see what I've done to the tank, as if it would say "oh, nice new water dish you put in here. Goes well with the other decor. I'm gonna go web something now":D
  20. Bearskin10

    Bearskin10 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    For me it is aboreals. Avics, Psalmopoeus, pokies and the one you forgot The Taps. Greg