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Looking for suggestions for my next T purchse.

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Jacob Thibodaux, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. Jacob Thibodaux

    Jacob Thibodaux Arachnosquire Active Member

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    Trying to expand my collection a bit. I am a beginner so that should be taken into consideration. Something that would require a similar setup to what I have with my Chaco gold knee would be ideal..
     
  2. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoking Active Member

    Keep all your questions in one thread. You don't need 10 threads for all this.
     
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  3. Cassiusstein

    Cassiusstein Arachnosquire

    Stick to the Brachypelma and Grammastola genera if you're looking for similar Ts. B albopilosum, B hamori (ex smithi), B anitha, G porteri, ect. Some others you may consider are Euathlus sp.
     
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  4. Deeser

    Deeser Arachnosquire Active Member

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    Get a Brachypelma Albiceps, just cause they look cool and are very underrated. But yeah, any Brachys or Grammastola.

    G. Pulchra are awesome, but difficult to come by nowadays.

    Something a bit more fun however would be an Acanthoscuria Geniculata. Similar husbandry but less of a pet rock than abovementioned sp.
     
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  5. Nightshady

    Nightshady Arachnopeon Active Member

    Have you considered a Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescens (Greenbottle Blue)? One of the most beautiful species (IMHO), quite hardy, voracious eaters, prolific webbers, non-aggressive (but potentially skittish and quick)... they have a lot of great qualities. I recently got one as my first T and am really enjoying it. Good luck in picking out your next one!
     
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  6. nicodimus22

    nicodimus22 Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    There are tons of beautiful Brachys and Grammys to choose from, and it's hard to go wrong with any of them.

    Other suggestions:

    Aphonopelma chalcodes - easy to keep and docile.

    Lasiodora (klugi or difficilis look more interesting than parahybana to me...they all get big.)

    Pterinopelma sazimai - dark blue and orange, easy to keep.

    GBB - very pretty and hardy. They web a ton, so you may or may not like that.

    Euathlus sp. red - slow growers but very docile, typically.

    Pamphobeteus platyomma - pricey, but stunning. And big. Sexually dimorphic (males are purple, females are mostly black with some highlights.) Like a little more moist substrate than brachys, etc.

    Nhandu tripepii - Unique looking. Great eaters, and on the fiesty side too.

    A. Avic or C. versicolor if you want to try an arboreal.
     
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  7. Nightshady

    Nightshady Arachnopeon Active Member

    Was considering one of these two for my 2nd T. Any reason, in your opinion, to go with one over the other? Thanks in advance for your input!
     
  8. nicodimus22

    nicodimus22 Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    The care is pretty much the same, and so is the temperament (although individuals vary.) Whichever you like the look of better, really.
     
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  9. BC1579

    BC1579 Arachnoknight Active Member

    For me, it came down to price and availability. I settled with two A. avics.
     
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  10. Nightshady

    Nightshady Arachnopeon Active Member

    Thanks for your reply (you too Nicodimues22). Yes, availability is an issue with Versicolors it seems. That is the one I prefer, but I've only found slings of about 1/2" size available, and I'm really wanting something around 1.5" or so. Oh well, I'm patient. Will keep looking.
     
  11. Jacob Thibodaux

    Jacob Thibodaux Arachnosquire Active Member

    Sorry but I feel I get better answers this way.

    Thanks so much for all the great suggestions. I'll start checking them out and see what I like the most.
     
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  12. Pokie11

    Pokie11 Arachnopeon

    A. geniculata., B. vagans, N. incei, N. chromatus, N. tripepii., Ch. cyaneopubescens, G. pulchra, - these are some of my favourite not-boring begginer species.
     
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  13. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoking Active Member

    Not from me you won't.

    I watch this forum and don't care to get 5 alerts about new threads that could easily just be one.
     
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  14. Jacob Thibodaux

    Jacob Thibodaux Arachnosquire Active Member

    Ok

    That one does look awesome. Thank you.

    Do you have one of these?

    I found a guy with a little B hamori this morning and got it from him. That was a great suggestion. I love it! I'm going to look into that last one you mentioned too.
     
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  15. Cassiusstein

    Cassiusstein Arachnosquire

    Very nice, you'll enjoy it very much I'm certain. You'll enjoy pretty much any T, they're all interesting in their own respect. The Euathlus species are great, easy care, generally docile, and quite pretty.

    You can always message me with questions, alternatively, there's a lot of Facebook groups, where you'll tend to meet friendlier people (just being honest) and your questions will get answered quicker
     
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  16. Jacob Thibodaux

    Jacob Thibodaux Arachnosquire Active Member

    Thank you, I appreciate it.
     
  17. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoking Active Member

    Friendly, not really, inexperienced, absolutely.

    Facebook groups almost all suck.
     
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  18. Jacob Thibodaux

    Jacob Thibodaux Arachnosquire Active Member

    It's pretty awesome. I definatly have alot of tarantulas to google while I pretend to work.

    Ok
     
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  19. Cassiusstein

    Cassiusstein Arachnosquire


    Yeah, well, that's just like, your opinion, man.
     
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  20. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoking Active Member

    My educated opinion.

    Youre talking about Facebook groups like they're God's gift to spider keepers. They're not. Educate yourself before you educate others.

    Bolded words make you look childish. Not intimidating.
     
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