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User If I Only Had A Brane (lostbrane's Photo Thread)

Discussion in 'Tarantula Pictures' started by lostbrane, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. lostbrane

    lostbrane Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    P. vittata (it's so colorful :wideyed:)




    C. cyaneopubescens


    P. cambridgei (this obviously isn't a great shot, but it's using the lean-to piece of cork bark here so I was all 'nice')

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  2. Arthroverts

    Arthroverts Arachnobaron Active Member

    When my GBB kicks hairs at me when I try to clean it's water dish, when my G. pulchripes has given me a threat posture and attacked the tongs so hard it has knocked them out of my hands, when my P. pulcher decided it wanted to waltz around my P. imperator enclosure instead of go into it's new home during a rehouse, and then when I hear about Old Worlds being even feistier, I take a step back.

    Anyway, is there a species you would recommend to a Old World beginner? Seeing these Old Worlds in all their glory is really making me want one.


  3. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    The most commonly recommended starter OWs (not for beginners but for more experienced keepers looking to start keeping OWs) are African baboons such as:
    • Augacephalus ezendami
    • Ceratogyrus darlingi
    • Ceratogyrus marshalli (this was mine)
    • Ceratogyrus meridionalis
    • Monocentropus balfouri

    The above species are hardy and tend to be relatively laid back (compared to other OWs).

    Less commonly recommended (but not unheard of):
    • Encyocratella olivacea
    • Eucratoscelus pachypus
    • Harpactira cafreriana
    • Harpactira pulchripes
    • Idiothele mira (trapdoor)
    • Pelinobius muticus (pet hole)

    Recommended as a bridge to OWs:
    • Ephebopus murinus (burrower)
    • Phormictopus cancerides (terrestrial)
    • Psalmopoeus (arboreal)
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  4. lostbrane

    lostbrane Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    Ultra fuzzy photo of the recently molted P. tigrinawesseli eating a mealworm.


    Got to get a good look at my recently molted C. cyaneopubescens.


    And finally another photo of my latest acquisition, a probable C. vonwirthi.

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  5. lostbrane

    lostbrane Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    P. cambridgei


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  6. lostbrane

    lostbrane Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    Best photo of the rufilata I’ve gotten thus far:


    And one more of Cuddles just cuz:

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