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Introduce Yourself

Discussion in 'Welcome To Arachnoboards' started by Arachnoboards, May 16, 2005.

  1. Sinned

    Sinned Arachnopeon

    Hello folks, my name is Dennis. I'm from the Netherlands and just taken an interest in T's.

    Here to learn and have a good time on the boards. Decided to read up on it all, before taking the big step.
  2. benjaminfrogs

    benjaminfrogs Arachnopeon Active Member

    Hello all

    Ive been lurking for years and have never really introduced myself till now

    Nice to meet you all
  3. Hello.. Im new here im from the philippines... I started keeping last july as a bday present for my self
    . My first T. is a B. Auratum... Right now i have 14 sp. ..my latest are 3 local sp.
    Sp. Mindanao south.... Sp Negros.... Orphnaecus Philippinus.. Im so happy and honored to be a part of Arachnaboards....
  4. Prophet

    Prophet Arachnopeon Active Member

    Hey guys just introducing myself. I found this board while looking for information about emperor scorpions. I've always been fascinated with them but have always been terrified of them. I decided to finally get over the fear and turn all my old saltwater tank equipment into a habitat for a few of them. Hoping to learn lots of good info here.
  5. scott lane

    scott lane Arachnopeon

    Hello all my name is Quinton Scott Lane I've been out of the hobby my first T was a g.pulchra turned out to be male unfortunatley had him till he reached maturity then he died got out for a while now i'm coming back into it with my a.seemani named arachne named from the greek mythology tale arachne and athena. glad to be here
  6. Coiled Colt

    Coiled Colt Arachnopeon

    Hello to all existing members of the forum.

    I've just been given my first tarantula as an early xmas present from my other half. She's a mexican flame knee tarantula (Brachypelma Auratum), the spider not my other half :)

    Have always wanted a T and she has finally caved in to my nagging. She's fine with her but our 4 boys are less than thrilled. Although I am hoping to expand both my knowledge and collection in the near future.

    Have had her for a few days now letting her settle in, but managed to coax her onto my hand this morning. received_10213097752752202.jpeg
  7. MyUsername

    MyUsername Arachnopeon

    My name is Lindsay. I'm from Quebec. Working hard to combat my arachnophobia I have decided to adopt a tarantula. I'm considering either a Palomino Blonde or a Pink Zebra Beauty. However today in a pet shop I came across a Mexican Fireleg that was being kept poorly so my bleeding heart is kind of falling in love and I want to save it. I've signed up here because I really want to make sure I give any spider a happy home. Any advice I can receive from your experience will be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you for taking the time to read this
  8. AntagoNate

    AntagoNate Arachnopeon

    Hello Arachnoboards.

    My name is Nate. I'm 26, from Australia and entirely new to the hobby. Given my location there's many Ts I want but will never have :') and I'm a little too nervous to start with an old world so I joined in the hopes of finding some info and advice on keeping some of the more common and less venomous true spiders native to my country/state. Also here to pass the time looking at pretty T photos!

    My main interests and hobbies are drawing, writing, watching copious amounts of YouTube content (I found this forum through TheDarkDen channel) and gaming when I get the time outside of work.

    I'm looking forward to learning a lot here :)
  9. GenXtra

    GenXtra Arachnopeon


    Recent interest has drawn me to this forum, hence this intro.
    I do not have a specimen as of yet, but I am reading as much as possible on the net & have ordered The Tarantula Keeper's Guide, before deciding which T & taking the plunge. In the future, any/all assistance to my inquiries is much appreciated.

  10. LiamMail

    LiamMail Arachnopeon

    I'm still new to the site and not sure about it for all questions, but when I mentioned a specific question in this thread they said to just post it in the Chat section. Hope this helps!
  11. emollie

    emollie Arachnopeon

    I'm Emily and I'm totally new here! I've been watching people keep tarantulas all my life and researching and researching, and I'll finally have the chance to get one of my own next year so now I'm here to help gather resources and friends to make sure I know exactly what I'm doing before I start! The only dudes I have right now are my hermit crabs, which I love dearly. Spides are next on the list!
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  12. Well Im going to add my ( or lack there of) two cents and introduce myself. My name is Shannon and I'm new to the world of T ownership. I don't own any Ts as of right now because my living situation isn't ideal but when that changes I'm planning on buying either a G. rosea or Brachypelma smithi.
    For now though I'm looking up any and all information on tarantulas and learning from everyone here.
  13. Muppet

    Muppet Arachnopeon


    I'm new to tarantulas and the forum, but keep a few invertebrates and other herps. I don't expect I'll post much here, but I do want to be able to ask questions. I'm looking for a Grammostola pulchra for my first spider, and it's been difficult to find, despite it being touted as a great beginner species. In some hobbies, the harder they are to breed (as I'm learning G. pulchra is), the less a species is recommended for beginners. Ease of keeping seems to be the dominant factor in making such recommendations in the tarantula world, I see. It's foiling my evil plan!!! Ah, well. I'd rather wait for a healthy specimen from a quality source. Anyway, I'm looking forward to better access to seeing cool pictures and the other goodies forums provide.
  14. cold blood

    cold blood ArachnoGod Active Member

    They are around, just not cheap. Be patient, they pop up fairly regularly.

    Ease of breeding plays no role in whether a t is a good beginner or not....I could name hundreds of easy to breed ts that would not be suitable (like H. mac or OBT) and many that are rarely bred that are the best. T. cyaneolum just might be the best beginner species...but they're rare, tend to only come over as adult females, so they're almost never ever bred....the only breeding I have heard of was in the UK this summer...Its really all about the general temperament of the species in question more than anything else.

    Often pulchra is overlooked, but its because most beginners prefer to start out with a less expensive one first...but you are right, pulchra is a good beginner...pulchripes is just as good though at a fraction of the price. They also grow a lot faster than pulchra as well. They're also more active.

    When you hear ts touted as good beginners because they're hardy, it can be very misleading, as almost all ts are very hardy. Most lists you see on the internet of "good beginner species" are absolute garbage and clearly not written by actual tarantula owners.

    Beware, there's a ton of bad info out there on ts, way more bad than good...care sheets for example...they're all over the internet, but they are total crap and in many cases, following them will actually kill your t.

    This is one of those places you can look to for quality info...real info from real keepers....that you can interact with and have explain things as opposed to a care sheet that's rigid and not very good at explaining its self. There's enough good keepers here that any poor info is quickly corrected and generally explained...that's what you want. Good luck finding your first and welcome to the boards.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2017
  15. cold blood

    cold blood ArachnoGod Active Member

    I would urge you not to get a rosea. Easily the most boring and inactive t on the planet...plus they go on long random bouts of fasting that can last over a year. Hard to learn anything from them when they do nothing. I speak from experience...got a rose hair, and after 10 years I still wasn't very well educated on her...got a juvie G. pulchripes and learned more from that t in a few months than learned from a rosie in nearly a decade.....I was blown away...that rosie gave me the totally wrong impression of tarantulas.

    Welcome to the boards.
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  16. Mjb30

    Mjb30 Arachnopeon

    Hello all!

    This is my first post here and on any invert forum. I’ve wanted a T since the age of around 9/10 and after 27 years and much researching on here my beautiful B.albopilosum arrived this morning.

    My first degree was in Zoology so my invert knowledge is pretty good but this forum has been absolutely fantastic in terms of easy-to-access advanced knowledge and wisdom. I can only imagine how different T keeping must have been pre-internet with much more trial and error.

    So, for those that are reading I just want to say a huge thank you for AB existing and everyone contributing and offering their expertise.

    Here is my lovely juvenile B.albopilosum (1”+ body length) whom for now I’m calling Tiny. She seemed extremely relaxed after rehoming and has already taken down a small cricket (under her in this pic).

    Thanks again to everyone and here’s hoping the hobby doesn’t take over my life ;)


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  17. TarantulaNoobie

    TarantulaNoobie Arachnopeon

    Hey I'm Reece from the UK, I'm a dad that wanted to get into Tarantulas both because they interest me and because i don't want my son to be so afraid like I have been my whole life, I recently bought my first two slings, one around 3cm (Brachypelma Ablopilosum) and one around 1cm (Nhandu Chromatus) so i thought i'd join a forum, Hey everyone!
  18. Scarabyte

    Scarabyte Arachnopeon

    Hi I'm Cassandra from the US, I just recently got interested in Tarantulas and other inverts and am planning on getting my first (G. Pulchripes) Soon!
  19. Langfords

    Langfords Arachnopeon

    Hi! I live in the UK and have been considering owning a spider for a looong time (am now looking at getting something in January/February). I've owned a ton of reptiles & currently have a little Royal Python - compared to the tarantulas, I think he's pretty tame :p
  20. TarantulaNoobie

    TarantulaNoobie Arachnopeon

    I've got a California corn snake and a bearded dragon, I got a couple of spiderlings a few days ago, i've been terrified of spiders my whole life but currently I own two little tarantulas and i've already watched one make it's burrow, personally it's well worth it, such interesting little beasts!! :)