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H.gigas vs p.murinus

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by tristan4033, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Goodlukwitthat

    Goodlukwitthat Arachnoknight Active Member


    Good luck with that....
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  2. Goodlukwitthat

    Goodlukwitthat Arachnoknight Active Member

    If you want a "challenge" You can borrow my G. rosea/porteri...she makes the feistiest OBT look like a saint. Open her lid, she immediately threat poses, drips venom with her fangs spread out wide and those legs outstretched as far as they can go just begging for you to give her a hug. I actually feel sorry for the roaches that get tossed in her home.....She's just evil.

    I can assure you that if you get a H. gigas, you willl, at most, see it for the first couple weeks before it completely turns into a pet hole....Containers of dirt are so awesome to look at. Also, you'll never know if you have a male or female unless you buy one that's molt confirmed...cause you NEVER see them...and with the 3 molts I have gotten from mine, all were chewed up with nothing to even guess at.
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  3. tristan4033

    tristan4033 Arachnoknight Active Member

    I would borrow it
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  4. It's all about the OBT! Absolutely insane! Just be careful cos it'll take no prisoners! I love mine although she still hasn't eaten which plays on my mind when I'm misting her enclosure!
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  5. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoking Active Member

    Ah ah ah :hilarious: read those two last comments above only: tristan4033 that wants to... 'borrow' what? Let's say an 'OBT' just for laugh... and this man, Triple6Carbon in full 'I don't give a damn' mode on his first post :-s

    Fantastic :)
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  6. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoking Active Member

    Don't mist. A water dish always full is more than enough when it comes to the humidity parameters for a juve/adult 'OBT'.
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  7. BrockiePelma

    BrockiePelma Arachnopeon

    Given how relatively old the topic is,im pretty sure he already got the T he wanted but im gonna post my opinion anyway. regardless of experience, H.gigas yo!! they swim!! :D
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  8. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoking Active Member

    Ah ah, ain't that sure man :-s
  9. BrockiePelma

    BrockiePelma Arachnopeon

    Well If it was me,i already would've :p, and i might be already eyeing the next T at this point :p
  10. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoprince Active Member

    Maybe, but were you eying an OBT or an H.gigas as your second T?
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  11. nburgmei

    nburgmei Arachnopeon

    OBT was my fourth T after two rose hairs and a A. avicularia. While I never got bit and it lived a long healthy life, I definitely made a bad choice. I almost got bit a few times and it got out and ran around my bedroom floor once. All because 7th grade me couldn't resist a pretty orange spider.
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  12. penngomifan

    penngomifan Arachnosquire Old Timer

    I had as a teen quite a few Tarantulas, Some were nasty! If you can handle the care then go for it. When I Say Teen I'm talking 13-14 My collection was quite big. Had some that seem to be impossible to find today. Anyways Opinions vary, I would never ask anyone what Tarantula they think I should get, Just get what you like. They are Tarantulas, and not hard to care for! Ever Raise a Kid? I got a 12 year old daughter, that is a hard animal to take care of! Got dogs that are way harder to care for and way meaner than the meanest Tarantula. There bites are far worse as well!
  13. cold blood

    cold blood ArachnoGod Active Member

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  14. grayzone

    grayzone Arachnoking Active Member

    why though? Is your obt just a tiny sling? Just curious
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  15. grayzone

    grayzone Arachnoking Active Member

    true! And in all honesty, i even gave up on a water dish will any obt i owned. Especially my breeder female i raises from a tiny sling.

    They all seem to despise water dishes and will do anything they can to empty and hide them. I eventually just resorted to dumping a few drops onto her/their heavy webbing for drinking once in a blue moon. Other wise i keep them completely bone dry. They are probably one of the most bullet proof tarantulas ive kept
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  16. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoking Active Member

    says the guy who got bit by his chalcodes. :meh:
    its not a race, no one will respect for owning any OW so early, complete opposite in fact...
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  17. grayzone

    grayzone Arachnoking Active Member

    Would anybody care to tell me whats with all the hate on my original post here?
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  18. kevinlowl

    kevinlowl Arachnosquire Active Member

    You should get Heteroscodra maculata dude. Heard that one has pretty rad venom.
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  19. mistertim

    mistertim Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    Not sure why you need to jump into those. I'd suggest (from my own experience) getting a GBB or Psalmo before you get into OWs.
  20. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoking Active Member

    Maybe he clicked the 'wrong' icon, my man :-s
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