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New to T's

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Pinktoe, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. Pinktoe

    Pinktoe Arachnopeon

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    Hello! I'm new to the hobby. I have recently acquired a Pinktoe (Avicularia avicularia) sling. I know a little about T's, but I was wondering if someone could help me find some info on taking care of it.

    Thanks,
    Andi
     
  2. abstract

    abstract Arachnodemon Old Timer

    I would search this forum, from the main forum page, bottom right, for "pinktoe" or the species scientific name, "Avicularia Avicularia." That should give you some info - There is also caresheets located here:
    http://www.arachnopets.com/tarantulas/tcss.htm

    Good luck, and welcome to one of the most addicting and interesting hobbies out there!
     
  3. Pinktoe

    Pinktoe Arachnopeon

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  4. rosehaired1979

    rosehaired1979 Arachnoking Old Timer

    Welcome to the hobby!If you are interested in more starter species here is a few of them if you are interested in purchasing them
    1.Pink Zebra Beauty
    2.Chaco golden Knee
    3.A.Versicolor


    Those are just a few but welcome to the place where you can get hooked on Tarantulas!!
     
  5. vulpina

    vulpina Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Those species mentioned are great starter spiders as is the Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens and the Grammastola pulchra.

    Andy
     
  6. abstract

    abstract Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Yes! They are all fun - get used to the avic first, then you'll want to start adding to your collection once you realize how cheap and easy to care for they are...

    I'd get a terrestrial (ground) spider next, for variety's sake. The pinktoe that you have now is an aboreal (tree) spider. They're built different, and overall, act different.
     
  7. Palespider

    Palespider Arachnodemon Old Timer

  8. Malhavoc's

    Malhavoc's Arachnoking Old Timer

    Welcome to the best and most addicting hobby of em all!
     
  9. L_mactans

    L_mactans Arachnolush Old Timer

    Another really good starter is a Brachypelma smithi (Mexican Red Knee). My B. smithi was my first lasting T, and she has survived all of mistakes along the way, no worse for the wear.

    Kelly (L_mac)

    P.S. Welcome to very rewarding and addictive hobby! :D
     
  10. Pinktoe

    Pinktoe Arachnopeon

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    I was thinking about getting an A. versicolor. They look pretty cool...but thanks for all the suggestions! I'm sure this'll get interesting...lol
    Andi
     
  11. Sean

    Sean Arachnodemon Old Timer

    welcome to the hobby trust me ur going to get addicted and get lots and lots
     
  12. mdfic

    mdfic Arachnopeon

    what is the scientific name of the Pink Zebra Beauty. i would like to get one but i am having a hard time getting info. Congrats Pinktoe! welcome to the hobby. from one newbie to another it is very adicting. just wait until he/she starts bathing. it is absolutely fantastic to watch.
     
  13. Poecilotheria

    Poecilotheria Arachnoknight

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    Hi, I beleive its Eupalaestus campestratus.
    Steve
     
  14. rosehaired1979

    rosehaired1979 Arachnoking Old Timer

    Yep thats it! That spider is extremely calm and doctile I am hoping to get one soon.