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The most defensive tarantula you've had

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Paramite, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Paramite

    Paramite Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Like the topic says. I think it would be interesting to know.

    Mine was H. minax. She was more defensive than my P. muticus. Incredible spider. It's a shame I lost her to a bad molt. :(
  2. Oliverhenderson

    Oliverhenderson Arachnopeon

    A chalcodes funny how its more defensive than any of my old worlds
  3. nicodimus22

    nicodimus22 Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    L. klugi is the only one in my collection that has kicked hairs at me (while a 1 inch sling, funnily enough.) I hear that B. boehmei is a terrible kicker too...we'll see when it grows up.

    Sorry if this is a boring answer...I only deal with NW terrestrials.
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  4. Paramite

    Paramite Arachnoprince Old Timer

    It isn't boring at all. NW's can be defensive too.
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  5. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoking Active Member

    To be honest non of my T's are defensive. They all run back to their dens when startled/disturbed.

    Some where defensive when I unboxed them but that's to be expected.
  6. obie

    obie Arachnosquire

    My most defensive T I've ever owned was my P Irmina. But now he's gone so my most defensive T is my phormictopus sp green.
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  7. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoemperor Active Member

    The Goddess 0.1 Pelinobius muticus PBUH (Peace Be Upon Her) isn't defensive at all: She's a benign Mother -.-
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  8. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    P muticus.
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  9. PanzoN88

    PanzoN88 Arachnobaron Active Member

    Brachypelma Sabulosum
  10. Spidermolt

    Spidermolt Arachnoknight

    Cyriopagopus lividum, they're fine until you have to rehouse them which thankfully isn't that often.
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  11. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnoreaper Arachnosupporter

    It was my L. difficilis right up until my B. smithi decided to cast off her manners along with her old exoskeleton.
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  12. EulersK

    EulersK Arachnumerical Staff Member

    Phlogius sp. "Black Presley", hands down. Nasty little witch.
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  13. Rittdk01

    Rittdk01 Arachnoknight Active Member

    Feisty girl in my avatar. She has slapped my hand more than once and is my only tarantula that will run at me when cleaning or watering. I dont know why, but she makes me laugh and I am really fond of her. Maybe that's why she's named after my better half :)
  14. grayzone

    grayzone Arachnoking

    While i never was one to really bother my ts, in my experience the LV or OBT were the most defensive.
    I will say im a firm believer that obt are actually downright AGGRESSIVE, as my big female would attack for no reason.
    I could be approaching her enclosure and she would be biting the air dripping venom. That spider, particularly, was one to be respected and treated with caution
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  15. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member


    Easily P.irminia and P.cancerides....my 6" male is a total buttwad.
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  16. Magenta

    Magenta Arachnosquire

    My B. smithi will kick hairs if I just open her enclosure, or sometimes even moving an enclosure next to hers. I should note that I only have NW species, I have my doubts that I'll ever be comfortable with keeping OWs.
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  17. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoemperor Active Member

    I'm certain that with a Goddess 0.1 Pelinobius muticus PBUH (Peace Be Upon Her) everything would be fine :angelic:
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  18. louise f

    louise f Arachnoangel

    Well i always thought that it was my P. murinus or H.minax i once had but none of them can outcompete my Defensive as hell E.murinus heck i just have to touch her/his enclosure and i can be damn sure to get a pissed off T with a kick ass threat pose with venom dripping fangs... Oh and I`m about to rehouse that piece of hysterical murinu bite my ass :D
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  19. Ghost56

    Ghost56 Arachnobaron

    Here lately, my female A. avic. I can't do anything without her slapping the tongs out of my hand, and slapping everything else that moves.
  20. Paiige

    Paiige Arachnobaron

    My C. cyaneopubescens gives me the most threat poses.
    Over literally nothing, too. Filling the water dish? Threat pose. Feeding? Throws himself onto his back, threat pose. Looking in his general direction? Loses his mind and strikes the air.
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