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Quick Reference guide to answer common questions

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by xhexdx, Feb 7, 2009.

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    So I thought I would try and put links and information collected over the years into one thread, to try and make it easier for new members to find answers to all the simple questions asked over and over and over again, and also for all of us veterans to be able to have quick "reference" as well as something to direct the new members to when they ask for help.

    So, here's a quick table of contents and hopefully this will end up as a sticky! ;)

    Table of Contents:

    • Anything and Everything About G. rosea (Chilean Rose Hair)
      • Post #2
    • Basic Tarantula Anatomy
      • Post #3
    • Premolt and Molting
      • Post #4
    • Scientific Name Pronunciation
      • Post #5
    • Substrate Choices and Preferences
      • Post #6
    • Enclosure Choices and Preferences
      • Post #7
    • "What species should I get next?"
      • Post #8
    • Roaches vs Crickets vs Mealworms vs Everything Else
      • Post #9
    • Communal Setups
      • Post #10
    • Hybridization
      • Post #11
    • "I want a spider that..."
      • Post #12
    • Species Care Sheets
      • Post #13
    • Shipping
      • Post #14
    • Feeding Schedules/Quantities
      • Post #15
    • Heat Mats/Lamps/Packs
      • Post #16
    • Old World/New World
      • Post #17
    • Species List Without Tibial Spurs
      • Post #18
    • General Good Reading
      • Post #19

    I'm sure I'll be adding more to the Table of Contents as this thread matures.
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  2. Anything and Everything About G. rosea (Chilean Rose Hair)

    There is already a sticky on the care requirements for G. rosea that every hobbyist should read:


    I'm not really going to get into any more specifics here, because this thread pretty much covers it all. It's good reading, so read it! :}
  3. Hybridization

    Ok, this has been a pretty controversial topic on the boards. I don't want to start a discussion here about it. I'm only providing info so people who have questions about it can read through the archives, hopefully have their questions answered, and move on. This will (hopefully) prevent more 'H' threads from starting up. Hopefully.

    Titles-only search for 'hybrid':

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  4. Species Care Sheets

    This one is going to require a TON of searching...so for now, if you guys PM me links to threads with good species care info, I'll post them here and give you credit for finding them. Or, just post them here yourselves! Thanks. :)

    Ok, here's one:

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  5. Species List Without Tibial Spurs:

    Annandaliella Hirst, 1909 (Selenogyrinae)

    Anoploscelus Pocock, 1897 (Eumenophorinae)

    Augacephalus Gallon, 2002 (in part): A. junodi (Simon, 1904) (Harpactirinae)

    Chilobrachys Karsch, 1891 (Selenocosmiinae)

    Citharischius Pocock, 1900 (Eumenophorinae)

    Coremiocnemis Simon, 1892 (Selenocosmiinae)

    Euphrictus Hirst, 1908 (Selenogyrinae)

    Heteroscodra Pocock, 1899 (Stromatopelminae)

    Heterothele Karsch, 1879 (Ischnocolinae)

    Hysterocrates Simon, 1892 (Eumenophorinae)

    Ischnocolus Ausserer, 1871 (Ischnocolinae)

    Lyrognathus Pocock, 1895 (Selenocosmiinae)

    Metriopelma Becker, 1878 (Theraphosinae)

    Nhandu Lucas, 1981 (in part): N. carapoensis Lucas, 1981 (Theraphosinae)

    Orphnaecus Simon, 1892 (Selenocosmiinae)

    Pachistopelma Pocock, 1901 (shield of spines only) (Aviculariinae)

    Phlogiellus Pocock, 1897 (Selenocosmiinae)

    Phoneyusa Karsch, 1884 (Eumenophorinae)

    Phormingochilus Pocock, 1895 (Ornithoctoninae)

    Plesiophrictus Pocock, 1899 (in part): some males may possess tibial apophyses (Ischnocolinae)

    Poecilotheria Simon, 1885 (Selenocosmiinae)

    Selenocosmia Ausserer, 1871 (Selenocosmiinae)

    Selenotholus Hogg, 1902 (Selenocosmiinae)

    Selenotypus Pocock, 1897 (Selenocosmiinae)

    Sericopelma Ausserer, 1875 (Theraphosinae)

    Stromatopelma Karsch, 1881 (Stromatopelminae)

    Theraphosa Thorell, 1870 (in part): T. blondi (Latreille, 1804) (Theraphosinae)

    Thrigmopoeus Pocock, 1899 (Thrigmopoeinae)

    Xenodendrophila Gallon, 2003 (Stromatopelminae).

    Another good link (from 2004):

  6. General Good Reading

    I have already posted this, but I'll post it again. Everything you should know about G. rosea:


    Every thread ever started by Ryan (Talkenlate04):

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    Every thread ever started by Rob (robc):

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    Every Poll in the Questions & Discussions forum:

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    I'll try and keep this particular topic updated, since I always find good stuff to read and never can remember it later on!
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  7. And that's it for now. I hope this thread is helpful for everyone and I didn't spend all this time putting this together in vain!

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