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Species you can't live without

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by TheEternal, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. TheEternal

    TheEternal Arachnoprince Old Timer

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    I've been toying with this idea for a while, now. There are a few species of tarantula I don't think I would like to be without. I try to keep the list short, but these are the spiders that will always exist in my collection:

    Avicularia avicularia
    Avicularia versicolor
    Brachypelma albopilosum
    Chilobrachys fimbriatus
    Ephebopus cyanognathus
    Nhandu chromatus
    Psalmopeus irminia
    Pterinochilus murinus

    Does anyone else have a list like this? What's in yours?
     
  2. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    mine are more like species, and genus

    Poecilotheria
    Pelinobius muticus
    Lasiodora parahybana
    Ornithoctonus sp (Koh Samui)
    Psalmopoeus
    Brachypelma
    many more. cant think of
     
  3. Tapinauchenius gigas because they're so active and never in the same place for long (for a tarantula). I also like their personality (they've got spunk) and their looks.

    Thrixopelma ockerti. I just got a 4.5" female and she's just so beautiful. I can always count on her to be 'on display'...She's always on a branch (supposedly semi-arboreal, but mine's pretty much completely arboreal). I know they have a reputation as being hair kickers, but mine always hesitates before she kicks..it's cute. It's like she gets the instinct to kick, and lifts her leg to her abdomen but stops or does it gently once she realizes there's no threat. She's very gentle.

    Xenesthis immanis. This will probably be my biggest T once it reaches full size. It's not that active, but at least it looks good just sitting there.

    Cyriocosmus perezmilesi. A little bundle of pink cuteness.
     
  4. BrettG

    BrettG Arachnoprince

    Any Tap,any Avic.
     
  5. 1hughjazzspider

    1hughjazzspider Arachnoknight

    My female I. hirsutum. Love her colors.
     
  6. BrettG

    BrettG Arachnoprince

    I have to agree as well.
     
  7. jayefbe

    jayefbe Arachnoprince

    Poecilotheria spp (favorites - subfusca, miranda, metallica, rufilata, ornata, tigrinawesseli, formosa)
    Avicularia versicolor, sp Amazonica (beautiful and docile)
    Grammostola pulchra (so much more personality than I was expecting)
    Pamphobeteus spp (so so so incredibly awesome, the best feeders ever)
    Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens (beautiful with awesome webbing)
    Pterinochilus spp (fast and underrated, especially chordatus and lugardi)
    Cyriocosmus spp (so small and cute)

    That turned into a long list fast.
     
  8. suzypike

    suzypike Arachnosquire

    Nhandu- chromatus and tripepii
    Lasiodora parahybana
    P. scrofa
    Psalmopoeus pulcher
    Brachypelma- albiceps & klaasi

    This is keeping it short! :)
     
  9. I'll second the G pulchra!
     
  10. tfd6506

    tfd6506 Arachnopeon

    I've been in the hobby for a few months and have acquired a smattering of the more common species from the genuses Brachypelma, Grammostola, Aphonopelma, Lasiodora, Nhandu, Acanthoscurria, Heteroscodra, Pterinochilus, Poecilotheria, Avicularia, Tapinauchenius and Psalmopoeus as well as a few of the more uncommon ones. and so far I love the Psalmopoeus species the best by far. I have irminia, cambridgei, and reduncus at the large spiderling/juvenile stages and they do not disappoint me in the slightest when feeding. Aside from my newly acquired Acanthoscurria geniculata sling, the Psalmopoeus specimens are my only ones that simply will not refuse food unless in pre-molt. In my relatively new experience they have been eating machines! Now I just need to nab a P. pulcher...
     
  11. Chris_Skeleton

    Chris_Skeleton Arachnoprince

    G sp. "concepcion" - I love my female. Awesome colors, great attitude. Really getting into the whole Grammostola genus.
    E. cyanognathus - Just got one in August and it's still a sling, but I am enjoying it.
     
  12. Hornets inverts

    Hornets inverts Arachnobaron

    For me

    Coremionemis tropix
    Phlogius sp "pq113"
    Selenotypus sp2
    Selenotholus stirlingi
     
  13. Earth Tiger

    Earth Tiger Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Lasiodora parahybana - don't judge them by the price they are so active and it's so rewarding to see them grow. Being one of the largest spiders in the world and brave enough to take giant centipedes from you yet docile enough for beginners and never burrows as adults, what else can you ask for?

    Lasiodora klugi - preserving most good characters of its cousin, while getting heavier. Not as fast growing but they begin as good display Ts even as slings that rarely burrows, again what else can you ask for?

    Brachypelma auratum - okay B. smithi looks similar but if you ask any artist or people sensitive to colors who know nothing about this hobby, see what they will choose. That's why I fell in love with them despite their price being 10 times more expensive than the B. smithi. Although they were much cheaper now, looking back I still think they were worth 10 times the price of B. smithi. It gets bigger too.

    Grammostola pulchra - the most docile species under its genus, and definitely the most docile tarantula. They have never flicked hairs, and have never rejected handling. Their fasting periods last shorter than G. pulchripes and G. rosea too.

    Theraphosa apophysis - T. blondi is the heaviest, no doubt about it, but T. apophysis is longer, faster and more agile. Their more rusty reddish color is more appealing to me than the T. blondi too.
     
  14. Obelisk

    Obelisk Arachnobaron

    Avicularia sp.
    A. geniculata
    T. ockerti
    G. pulchripes
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2012
  15. curtisgiganteus

    curtisgiganteus Arachnosquire

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    Gotta show love to the two priciest Baboons on the market.
    and they come terrestrial or arboreal ^_^

    M.balfouri
    E.olivicea

    Cant help love the fluffiness so any Avic sp.
     
  16. HoboAustin

    HoboAustin Arachnosquire

    For me it would have to be just a P. Irminia, and a P. Murinus. Also B. Smithi even though I don't have one. If it wasn't ever for seeing a picture of a B. Smithi, I don't think i
    would've ever started this hobby.
     
  17. le-thomas

    le-thomas Arachnobaron

    G. pulchripes
    H. maculata (keeps me on my toes)
    P. regalis
    A. avicularia
    L. parahybana
     
  18. skar

    skar Arachnobaron

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    Avicularia sp. (somethings never change). 2nd choice- P. Cambridgei.
     
  19. Necromion

    Necromion Arachnoknight

    For me in order of preferance

    S. calceatum
    C. elegans
    L. parahybana
    A. metallica
    B. smithi
    G. rosea

    Don't have but definatly on my wish list
    P. metallica
    T. Blondi/strimi
    X. immanis
     
  20. LittleSister

    LittleSister Arachnopeon

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    Hmm I have alot of favs so it's kinda hard :p

    A. versicolor (and the whole genus in general)
    Poecilotheria genus
    P. murinus
    M. balfouri