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What do you recommend?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Dreaddinit, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. Dreaddinit

    Dreaddinit Arachnosquire Old Timer

    I have 3 T's now. 2 Roses and a Versicolor. Its fun watching them grow and I really want to sell/trade one of the roses. Im looking for something just a tad more aggressive and an amazing web builder that stays visible all the time. I was thinking of a T. Blondi but im not sure of something that big yet. I guess if I get a small enough blondi it will "Grow" on me. Maybe something that will give a standing threat, not really fast etc... If anyone could help me out i'd appreciate it.
  2. versus

    versus Arachnobaron Old Timer

    i'll suggest an A.geniculata... grow to huge size... great display pet,does not kick much urticating hairs until really stressed up! and have tremendous appetite!! they are like "eating machines!" :wicked: :wicked:
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2004
  3. Washout

    Washout Arachnolord Old Timer


    Aside from reading that thread, I'd reccomend a GBB or OBT as the most prolific web builders. But you might like a P. regalis too.

    I'd think a GBB fits your bill perfectly though. Skittish but not agressive, builds amazing webs, and sits out in the open all the time.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2004
  4. Code Monkey

    Code Monkey Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    Does not kick much hair? Hooboy, you haven't been around these guys much have you. They don't *usually* kick, but when they do it's a cloud that you can hide troop movements within.

    But yes, a fantastic species of tarantula :)
  5. nowhereman

    nowhereman Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Our A.geniculata is one of our best display T's. She just doesn't like to be messed with, period. Code Monkey's right "a cloud of hairs". versus must have one of those exceptions to the norm.
    Ours is about 5 1/2 to 6 inches. When feeding she is very agile and fast. Iv'e seen her chase a cricket into a corner of the tank, beat it to death with her pedipalps ,rake it out and then eat it. Amazing.
    She is not aggressive (except to food items) but is quick to head for her hide.
    Washout just reminded me tomorrow is Friday. :? I'm going to pick up a GBB juvie ,a couple of new chacos, a tiger rumpand a lavender corn snake. ;P
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2004
  6. Rounder

    Rounder Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Well, my Greenbottle blue is skittish, not aggresive, but quicker than my chaco is for sure. Webs a TON and I placed a corkbark halflog along the side of the kritter keeper its in and its used that for a hideout, I can see it virtually all of the time, despite the webbing it has made. Also a very aggressive eater, only turns down food when its going to molt. Not to mention very colorful!

    I also recently got a P. murinus (otherwise known as OBT), its about 2" or so, REALLY fast and super aggressive, I've been given 2 threat displays and one time it lept up at my forceps as I was removing them from the KK. Webs as much if not more than my Greenbottle and is just as aggresive when it comes to dinner time. Oh and I also have a hide for it along the side of the KK and I can see it all of the time as well.

    Just my $0.02 on the little experience I have.

    Good luck!
  7. Bearskin10

    Bearskin10 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I would say go with a GBB also, is a must have in any collection, one of the best looking T's, aggressive eaters almost always out in the open (at least mine is) and they will web up most of there enclosure but they are not very aggressive. Second choice would be maybe a Psalmopoeus cambridgei or irminia not extremely defensive but can be a little fiestie at times, they make a nice tube web incorporated into the substrate so they may not always be visible but are both very nice looking Ts and very fun to have. Greg
  8. shogun804

    shogun804 Arachnogeneral Old Timer

    my GBB sling is awsome out all the time and has webbed up the bottom of the tank...very cool T i would recommend it also....not to mention the sling, juenille, adult colors...
  9. Randy

    Randy Arachnolord Old Timer

    obt's are excellent web builders! put it in a new tank , and the next day, u can go and visit its "website"
  10. sunnymarcie

    sunnymarcie Celestial Spider Old Timer

    Well for web I'd say P.regalis (any poec really)
    or the P. murinus....but you will see very little of these T's unless they are hungry:) Now if you want attitude go for a P. cancerides ..not much on web but man what a tude! :eek:
  11. greenbay1

    greenbay1 Arachnoknight Old Timer

    I would suggest GBB also. They make incredible webs. I have one that made a tube type web inside of a hammock. I can always see it and it is more active than other T's that I have. Eats great and somewhat skiddish. Beautiful besides. Can't go wrong with them.
  12. Lochala

    Lochala Arachnobaron Old Timer

    C. cyanopubensis are just little piggies. My 21/2 inch spider regularly eats lobster roaches greater than half her size every other day. She has literally gained a half inch from eating so much. She might have to go on a diet. :wicked:
  13. Dreaddinit

    Dreaddinit Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Thanks for all the responses! Its gonna be a while before I get another T but I want to plan and make sure what I want. Im really digging that Gian White Knee. Sorry I dont use the Scientific names. Really cool looking T and in my size range. I have been thinking of a T Blondi but I think my parents would kill me bringing something that big in the house lol. Someone suggested a Baboon but ive heard to much bad stuff about them. Im still a little skidish of what I have. Decisions, decisions.....
  14. Bearskin10

    Bearskin10 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Well if you are leaning towards a A. geniculata or T. blondie you are not really looking for one that webs a lot like you said you wanted in your first post? If that's the case my choice would be a L. parahybana or the A. geniculata, parahybana may be my favorite terrestrial as they are big, good looking, almost always out in the open, agressive eaters oh and did I say BIG. Greg
  15. jw73

    jw73 Arachnobaron

    A. geniculata is great spider. If you want sth smaller consider C.fasciatum. Great eater and web a lot.
  16. Scott C.

    Scott C. Arachnofloater Arachnosupporter

    I don't think you should go old world until you get over that. For your safety and the T's. Just my opinion though. :)
  17. Greenbottle's and their webby world...

    I suggest A greenbottle also. I remember my first GBB. She was beautiful and docile. GBB's are prolific web builders, often covering the entire abode with silk. I like these for educational programs, as they are excellent display T's.
  18. Dreaddinit

    Dreaddinit Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Thx. again guys for all the wonderful feedback. I have 2 in mind that I want but I just dont know what to pick from. Heck, I may just end up with 2 and try and sell my newest rosie. Can't bring myself to get rid of my 1st rosie (1st T ever) with the sentimental value and all. The 2nd one was basically just a rescue T that I felt sorry for. Now shes (Well IT is) big and fat.
  19. rbpeake1

    rbpeake1 Arachnosquire Old Timer



    I have a Brachypelma albopilosa, and am thinking about getting a Versicolor at an upcoming Reptile Show in my area, if they have any.

    How do you like yours? Can you see her clearly, or does she make a web and stay in it?

    Thanks for your help! :) And good luck with your next T!
  20. Dreaddinit

    Dreaddinit Arachnosquire Old Timer

    It pretty much stays where its at when it makes a web but I see sometimes there are little white "Poo Prints" on the glass on the other side, so it must venture at night. I love my Versi though. Its cool how it takes down a cricket as big as they are. The web gets annoying sometimes cause they web a ton on the glass and you cant see em. Just get prepared to be seeing the underside of them alot.