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Help me choose a first T (#2 or 3 I don't remember)

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Stugy, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. BobBarley

    BobBarley Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Yeah, I've never even gotten a threat posture from my 5.5" female. Oh well, also never hides. I give her a nice hide to use but all she does is sit under her pothos plant leaves (very visible lol).
     
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  2. cold blood

    cold blood ArachnoGod Active Member

    Muticus is pretty darn cool, too. I love their brown...its so much not the usual brown.
     
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  3. BobBarley

    BobBarley Arachnoprince Active Member

    o_O It's brown dude.
     
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  4. cold blood

    cold blood ArachnoGod Active Member

    But its a vibrant, pretty brown. I didn't say it wasn't brown, I said it wasn't the usual brown.


    normal boring tarantula brown...

    Pretty, vibrant and much lighter brown.
     
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  5. Moakmeister

    Moakmeister Arachnobaron

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    I thought it was burnt orange :O
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  6. JoeyCortez

    JoeyCortez Arachnopeon

    GBB or A. geniculata
     
  7. Stugy

    Stugy Arachnolord Active Member

    Too late the raffle has spoken! I'm saving up for P.muticus.
     
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  8. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoprince Active Member

    Are you going for a sling or larger spider? If you go for a sling, that large tank you have in mind is going to be too big for a long time. ;)
     
  9. KaptinKrunch

    KaptinKrunch Arachnopeon

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    Pick one, read the care sheet and buy :)

    You mentioned P.murinus. I don't think you quite understand what this means :p They are not for the feint hearted. If you've never dealt with a T this is not a good first choice (although I know many have done it).

    Just keep away from old worlds, and defensive/skittish species. They'll put you on your toes and if you don't know T's you could be putting the T (or yourself) at risk.

    Seriously, go with a G.rosea for your first T. Beautiful, mostly docile, lots of info can be found online about them. In a very short space of time you'll be buying more, I can promise you that :) It's an addiction.

    Enjoy the hobby. Spiders are amazing. Welcome to the club :)
     
  10. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Bravo, Stugy! Alea iacta est! :)

    Praise the Goddess!
     
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  11. Stugy

    Stugy Arachnolord Active Member

    I will probably go for a larger spider. Definitely not adult but maybe like 2-3in. Something that is already used to living xD. I'm not planning to use the aquarium anytime soon but at least I'll have it so when the time comes. :)
     
  12. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoemperor Active Member

    No, heresy! Kinda terracotta one :)
     
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  13. Stugy

    Stugy Arachnolord Active Member

    THE RAFFLE HAS SPOKEN :eek: I mentioned P.murinus mostly because I find it's reputation really interesting lol. Plus it did fit with my list from what I've read.
     
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  14. KaptinKrunch

    KaptinKrunch Arachnopeon

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  15. Moakmeister

    Moakmeister Arachnobaron

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    Going directly for the huge hiss monster, huh? Sweet.
     
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  16. Stugy

    Stugy Arachnolord Active Member

    Well I'm not getting an adult first thing xD I'm crazy but not that crazy
     
  17. KaptinKrunch

    KaptinKrunch Arachnopeon

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    That's cool. If you think you can handle it go for it :) I always advise against them for a first T because I've been there. I got a pokie about a week after a rose. Bad mistake, but I learn't fast. If you're a quick learner, and understand how unpredictable spider are you'll be fine.

    Just warning you though :p
     
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  18. KaptinKrunch

    KaptinKrunch Arachnopeon

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    Go with a sling and grow with it :)
     
  19. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoemperor Active Member

    "Monster" only from Latin "Monstrum", which means "prodigy" and other 'positive' meaning u_u
    otherwise Heresy!
     
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  20. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoprince Active Member

    Uhm...no. Do NOT read caresheets. Caresheets kill Theraphosidae. Check with @Chris LXXIX for her (hopefully) care and maintenance, and you're good ;)
     
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