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Good Beginner Arboreal Tarantula?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Felion, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. Felion

    Felion Arachnopeon

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    Hello everyone! I really want to get into tarantulas, as they are really fascinating to watch. I would really like a good arboreal tarantula that's for more beginners like me, any suggestions?
     
  2. Embers To Ashes

    Embers To Ashes Arachnoknight

    I would suggest Avicularia avicularia. They tend to be a little nervous but they are beautiful and inexpensive. Also try searching the forum for beginner arboreals. I'm sure there are similar threads as this one.
     
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  3. tkid02

    tkid02 Arachnosquire Active Member

    any avicularia
     
  4. Phormic28

    Phormic28 Arachnoangel Active Member

    Avicularia avicularia or Caribena versicolor, both are great looking tarantulas. Just make sure the enclosure is well ventilated and you’ll be fine.
     
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  5. lostbrane

    lostbrane Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

    And keep the sub dry.
     
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  6. Felion

    Felion Arachnopeon

    I really like this one! I'm gonna look into it more, thank you guys for helping me!
     
  7. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Arachno HoneyBadger Arachnosupporter

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    Beware of the poop cannon....

    I honestly had zero interest in arboreals, but picked up an A. avicularia and she is one of my favorite spiders. She likes to decorate her enclosure with poop..

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  8. Felion

    Felion Arachnopeon

    Lovely haha, I can't wait to get a tarantula! Arboreal species are just so cool imo.
     
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  9. spookyvibes

    spookyvibes Arachnobaron Active Member

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  10. Dragondrool

    Dragondrool Arachnosquire Active Member

    A. Avicularia of course! In my experience, very calm and patient with me. With every molt they get fluffier, and their pink toes and mouth are super cute.
     

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  11. Ultum4Spiderz

    Ultum4Spiderz Arachnoking Active Member

    I have an avic because there one of my favorites. Great even for beginners!!!
     
  12. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnoreaper Arachnosupporter

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  13. Torech Ungol

    Torech Ungol Arachnosquire Active Member

    ^This, for sure. Absolutely make sure to read these threads! While these tarantulas are good beginner arboreals, they aren't super forgiving of husbandry errors, so make sure you read these.
     
  14. Felion

    Felion Arachnopeon

    Thanks for all this info! I really like the look of the Avicularia avicularia, very cute. I think I know which one I am gonna get now! Definitely gonna read those care guides first though.
     
  15. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    i wouldnt recommend a Avicularia sling to a beginner. a larger specimen would be ideal. (1.5"+)
     
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  16. Apestabrook

    Apestabrook Arachnosquire

    Caribena versicolor!
     
  17. SonsofArachne

    SonsofArachne Arachnoknight Active Member

    Since everyone is going Avic. I'll put Tapinauchenius out there, either T. violaceus or T. gigas, especially if you're getting a sling. More forgiving of husbandry errors than Avics. They are fast, but once they feel secure it's not really a problem.
     
  18. LV-426

    LV-426 Arachnobaron

    Psalmopoeus irminia would be my choice. My 1st arboreal was a P. cambridgei, great genus.
     
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  19. Sykomp

    Sykomp Arachnopeon

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    Psalmos are great! I have three, and for me they have been the easiest T's to keep. I'm unsure though would I recommend psalmo as a first tarantula, they are very fast and kind of bolty in a twitchy way, and the bite is said to be quite bad (they lack the urticating setae, so more potent venom).

    I'd personally recommend going with an avic (or C. versicolor) rather than psalmo, if the first arboreal is also the first T.
     
  20. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoking Active Member

    Caribena versicolor. For me adult females are the most beautiful tarantulas in the world. Stunning colours and fluffy to boot. My lass is out regularly and is a great eater.

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