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I need something nasty

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Euronymous, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. Euronymous

    Euronymous Arachnobaron

    I am looking to get some new T's, and already have a few species lined up. I want to get something very aggressive and active (not a hole pet). Any ideas?
  2. Thompson08

    Thompson08 Arachnoprince

    How about an S. calceatum ? They are very aggressive and SUPER fast. They are arboreal so you need a cage with more hight then ground space. Also they have a very nasty bite, so don't get bit if you get one lol ;P
  3. Lennie Collins

    Lennie Collins Arachnobaron

    How about a doggone Colbalt Blue?
  4. fang333999

    fang333999 Arachnodemon

    the only problem with that is he said no pet hole AND s calceatum, from what i hear is THE most defensive,quick t there is. im getting 2 on saturday. :D
  5. Thompson08

    Thompson08 Arachnoprince

    oh and you can get a less aggressive H. maculata. Those are more runners than fighters, still a very bad bite :p
  6. 7mary3

    7mary3 Arachnodemon

    S. calceatum, swear to god.

    Mine is pure freaking evil. She's faster, meaner, and more everything than any of my other Ts. She comes out at the slightest provocation (I mean anything) and she goes straight to a threat pose, with venom dripping.
  7. My cobalt blue isn't a pet hole;P
    (I wish there was a stuck up snob smiley)
  8. It kinda made a pit of death and destruction.
  9. mine ain't either see it every night.
  10. Euronymous

    Euronymous Arachnobaron

    I am looking for more of a roach holocaust than a hospital visit. Thanks though.
  11. Euronymous

    Euronymous Arachnobaron

    I have a Eucratoscelus Longiceps (stout leg) thats pretty fun, when you can see her. Transfers are very fun, I just put a paint brush in the cage and she latches on. I just move the paint brush over to what ever I am moving her into. Very convenient. So C. Calceatum, is brutal. Sounds good to me. Are they pretty active during the day? I quess I could look a a care sheet, but are they burrowers?
  12. DreadLobster

    DreadLobster Arachnobaron

    If you're trying to run insects and other small animals into extinction without feeling threatened yourself, then LP's are the way to go.
  13. Moltar

    Moltar ArachnoGod

    I think you mean E pachypus for the tanzanian Stout Leg. I have two and they're a blast although I wouldn't really call them aggro, just very active at times and they don't know how little they are.

    You may do well to take a look at some of the big NW jungle thumpers. P cancerides, N coloratovillosus, A geniculata, T blondi... All of those may not be the MOST aggressive species out there but they do put on a very good show. They're a lot more "stand and fight" than most other species so what they may lack in enthusiasm they more than make up for in boldness. Also those varieties tend to be big eaters so the roach holocaust you mention is certainly likely.

    The one T I know that I can depend on for a big, nasty threat display every time is my N coloratovillosus. That's a bold statement when you consider I have (or had in some cases) 4 haplopelmas, 2 P murinus, H gigas, P cambridgei and so on...
  14. I would go for a C. schioedtei. They kill any thing in front of you. They are large and aggressive. They burrow but mine only burrowed a tad. It was usually out in the open chilling during the day but at night it climbed to the top of the cage. I had a screen lid and I heard the little bugger every night moving around.
  15. johnharper

    johnharper Arachnobaron Old Timer

    What about a H. Minax? I have heard they are nasty and very fast.
    Never owned any though.
  16. S. calceatum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!

    Ok, folks. I'm going to make this real clear. If you haven't owned an S. calceatum you have no friggin' right flapping your gums about how bad haps, OBTs, H. macs--you name it--are. We're talking about a creature that is pure, calculated, demonic evil. It will not like you and you will not like it (well, unless you dig being scared of something as I do). In addition to the gentle disposition it is as fast as anything out there and packs a venom that is as hot as it gets. Oh, and it can jump. Really jump. My favorite species hands down. GO GET ONE!!!

    --the nature boy
  17. King Baboon (Citharischius crawshayi) all the way :)
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2008
  18. Also Singapore Blues are Nasty
  19. they're lap dogs.
  20. You friggin' kidding me? I'd stick my head in the enclosure. Try that number with S. calceatum...