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H. machulata or P. sazimai?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Retsnom778, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Retsnom778

    Retsnom778 Arachnopeon

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    I have the chance to buy an H. maculata and/or a P. sazimai. The seller is asking $50 for each, and I believe that both are mature females. Is this a fair price, and which in your opinion would be the better choice? Are there any pros and cons with either species and their behaviors? I've been doing research on both species, but I still can't decide.
     
  2. TyjTheMighty

    TyjTheMighty Arachnopeon

    If the P. sazimai is female, $50 is practically a steal! Either way, slings go for about that much so I would definitely go with that one ^_^ I've yet to buy an H mac but I believe that they're typically pretty cheap.
     
  3. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    That's a good price for a sazimai.


    H. macs are virtually worthless by comparison.....no brainer here.
     
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  4. Greasylake

    Greasylake Arachnodemon Active Member

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    The market is pretty much flooded with H. Macs at this point. I've seen 5 and 6 inch specimens selling for 20 bucks at expos, so you could probably find one cheaper than that if you really wanted one. I vote firmly for the P. sazimai
     
  5. Go for the sazami, You'd be paying $50 for some webbing and a container of dirt that supposedly has a spider in it somewhere but no one believes you because H. macs are invisible 360 days of the year.
     
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  6. StampFan

    StampFan Arachnoknight Active Member

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    There seems to be some real price discrepancies for P sazimai from area and area and country to country, likely due to their relative newness to the hobby, the press they received a few years ago, and the colouring. But at $50 in U.S. currency that seems to be an absolute steal in any country for a sexed female. I'd grab it and run before someone realizes....
     
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  7. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    50$ if female, is a steal. They can go for that much as a sling. Variability in the hue of blue, and red. Could be due to any number of things.

    H. mac- dime a dozen, but pretty. Of course they are OW, fast, venom isn't weak. Not a species I recommend for new owners, or even as entry level OW!
     
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  8. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Personally I would buy, hands down, a female of H.maculata everyday.

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    are insanely fast, loaded with a powerful venom, high strung, 0.1 are (IMO) beautiful. All features I seek in spiders.

    On the other hand, we have the P.sazimai, just a differently coloured somewhat 'pet rock'.

    There is absolutely no comparison, for me.
    Problem is that I would never pay $50 for a 0.1 H.maculata, that's an insane price.
     
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  9. Retsnom778

    Retsnom778 Arachnopeon

    Based on everyones replies(and my absolute love for blue Ts), I would have gone with the P.sazimai, however; the seller has not returned my calls so I am afraid I lost out on that beautiful T and that sweet deal:(
     
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