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still can’t decide

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by isabel, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. antinous

    antinous Phormic-Addict Arachnosupporter

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    Glad you took my recommendation into consideration, I’d go with A. geniculata in your case. You already have a slower growing species and having a fast growing species would be a great!
     
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  2. isabel

    isabel Arachnopeon

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    Wish I could! I already have a Brachypelma though!
     
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  3. 8LeggedLair

    8LeggedLair Arachnoknight Active Member

    Hahaha so neither one
     
  4. miamc12321

    miamc12321 Arachnopeon Arachnosupporter

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    My A geniculata burrowed waaaay down. I still love my little guy. Before he went CIA he was a great hunter! A geniculata are a great beginner to intermediate species.
     
  5. SonsofArachne

    SonsofArachne Arachnobaron Active Member

    I have both and while I like each of them I would say A. genic. - A. chalcodes has the annoying habit of going on multi-month hunger strikes, something you will NEVER have to worry about with A. genic.
     
  6. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

    If you don't already have a genic in your life then you need a genic in your life.


    This, if a genic doesn't eat then it's either in pre-moult or dead :hilarious:
     
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  7. Mirandarachnid

    Mirandarachnid Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Tell your buddy to do some research on here before he gets more spiders.. That mortality rate is just depressing. :(

    Get the genic now, and then get the chalcodes when the genic out-grows the enclosure :woot:
     
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  8. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

    Yeah, he's definitely doing something wrong, I've only lost one out of four and that was already in horrible shape when it arrived.
     
  9. 8LeggedLair

    8LeggedLair Arachnoknight Active Member

    He’s been in the hobby Over 20 years... this is the only species he can not keep
     
  10. SonsofArachne

    SonsofArachne Arachnobaron Active Member

    It doesn't matter how long you do something if you're doing wrong:). He need to do more research and rethink what he is doing before he kills any more slings.
     
  11. 8LeggedLair

    8LeggedLair Arachnoknight Active Member

    Experience definitely helps in whatever it is you are doing.
    We will see with the 2 he has currently.
    He’s very unlucky 3 has died from being stuck in the molt, first 4 died from too much humidity this was when they were avicularia some 10 years ago and another from unknown causes. He knows what he is doing, just has extremely bad luck with C.Versi’s
     
  12. isabel

    isabel Arachnopeon

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    I’m allowed on more
     
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  13. weibkreux

    weibkreux Arachnosquire Active Member

    Get both then, and add any Brachypelma and Grammostola species. They're both good for beginners with beautiful coloration.
     
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  14. 8LeggedLair

    8LeggedLair Arachnoknight Active Member

    She said only 1 more...
     
  15. isabel

    isabel Arachnopeon

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    Haha! Your is absolutely STUNNING!!
     
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  16. 8LeggedLair

    8LeggedLair Arachnoknight Active Member

    Yes Nhandu Chromatus is a pretty T
    Not for me though
     
  17. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

    Acanthoscurria geniculata* ;)

    The difference is that my Nhandu chromatus is always trying to dish out free hugs :hilarious:

     
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  18. antinous

    antinous Phormic-Addict Arachnosupporter

    Or you could always go with a Phormictopus sp. Large, good growth rate, feisty, and not to mention the blue coloration they have as slings is stunning! And don’t believe anyone who calls them just big brown spiders with a horrible attitude, tbeyre anything but that. One of my favorite generas.
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  19. 8LeggedLair

    8LeggedLair Arachnoknight Active Member

    Yes and my Balfouri just wants to give me kisses :pics:
     
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  20. weibkreux

    weibkreux Arachnosquire Active Member

    She replied..
    So I told her to get both and add some more in the future. :D