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What was your first OW and why?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Luka98, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

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    Chilobrachys huahini, because the seller sent me one as a surprise freebie. I wasn't planning on getting any OWs for at least another 8 months (I'd been in the hobby for 4 months at the time).
     
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  2. Rittdk01

    Rittdk01 Arachnoknight

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    Obt that was a freebie. Turned out to be a male that finally passed last month. Will not be replacing him lol.
     
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  3. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX ArachnoGod Active Member

    An Atrax robustus that I was lucky enough to get because, one day, Paul 'Crocodile Dundee' Hogan, was eating in a Milano restaurant where I was working... after the lunch, he burped, and that spider all of a sudden materialized. The rest was me grabbing an improvised cutch cup from the kitchen :)
     
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  4. ComputerDellLI

    ComputerDellLI Arachnopeon

    My first old world was a Pterinochilus murinus RCF. I got it at an exotic shop in Margate because judging by the webbing in it's container it was going to make some fantastic webs and that's exactly what it did. So many great memories with that spider. ^ Does Selenocosmia crassipes really make a whistling or barking sound? Because I was thinking either that or a C. fimbriatus next. My P. muticus just stridulates like a snake. I love all things Australian too, but I don't want something that will sound exactly like my marshalli or muticus. (if I'm going to have to raise the pet hole from a sling and humidify it's enclosure)
     
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  5. Luka98

    Luka98 Arachnosquire

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    LOL if i ever become a breeder i gotta do this, just send em out in a surprise freebie vial with "Git gud scrub" written on there
     
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  6. Bierschneeman

    Bierschneeman Arachnopeon

    "Invisibilus nonapplicapus". formerly species name nonexistus but i read somewhere the revised the whole genus.

    not up to old worlds yet, I am quite comfortable right now with a Megaphobema as my most advanced Tarantula. at less than a month in.

    in Six months I will reassess my capabilities but i doubt i will Old world then. Maybe Psalmopoeus, we will see.

    PS my first Old world will likely be Orphanaecus phillipinus
     
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  7. FrDoc

    FrDoc Arachnobaron Active Member

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  8. lostbrane

    lostbrane Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    P. muticus because I was naive, impressionable, and my coworker was talking about how they always wanted one.
     
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  9. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX ArachnoGod Active Member

    What? It's an honour to own a Goddess and that's not something that needs a justification! :bookworm:

    0.1 Pelinobius muticus PBUH (Peace Be Upon Her)

    Bravo, FrDoc :)
     
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  10. boina

    boina Lady of the mites Arachnosupporter

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    I got one of those recently from a very experienced breeder I know well. He never gets nervous anymore when packing up tarantulas in transport vials but he said that one made him sweat... these are little devils. I'm not sure that they make very good first OWs. Personally, I'd go with something less inclined to actively come after me and determinedly try to tag me...
     
  11. ComputerDellLI

    ComputerDellLI Arachnopeon

    As you were saying this, I dug up my girl. She's freshly molted, or in premolt for a looong time but I think she shredded the molt. :( In any event, she's not happy. Picture incoming.
     
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  12. lostbrane

    lostbrane Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    I merely meant that her blessings were wasted on a heretic like myself at the time, however she quickly converted me.
     
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  13. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX ArachnoGod Active Member

    Ah, ok. We need you :kiss: :playful:

    Leave her alone and pour a bit of room temperature water (not wet of course) down the burrow.
     
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  14. Bierschneeman

    Bierschneeman Arachnopeon

    good advice. ill keep this in my head


    , but this is likely a year or two down the line. I think I want to have a Psalmopoeus or Pseudoclamoris rehouse, that goes difficult, before I go OW.

    (i picked those because of what i hear of speed, and difficulty too deal with (for NWs). but im not up to those yet either.)
     
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  15. FrDoc

    FrDoc Arachnobaron Active Member

    I have one of those that is only about 15mm DLS, but it is fascinating! It is out and about often, drop dead gorgeous even as a sling, and probably the most aggressive hunter I have, and yep, even considering my A. genic. As soon as I drop a prey item in the enclosure, the little orange demon immediately leaves its burrow/hide and rampages around the enclosure, and when it catches whatever, it flails it. I have actually thrown larger worms in there just to see if the little psycho can handle it, and I’ve never been disappointed. This being said, it has never even thrown a threat pose at me during maintenance, rehouse, etc.. Given the disposition of my specimen, I would actually suggest one as a first OW, but maybe mine just likes me...heh.
     
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  16. ComputerDellLI

    ComputerDellLI Arachnopeon

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  17. Greasylake

    Greasylake Arachnoprince Active Member

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    P. miranda, because pokies are great. Do I have to say anything else?
     
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  18. Luka98

    Luka98 Arachnosquire

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    No you don't :hilarious:
     
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  19. Teal

    Teal Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    My second T and first OW was a 1.5" P. murinus who became the love of my T life (and whose body is still in my freezer these dozen years or so later). They have always been my favourite species.
     
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  20. Luka98

    Luka98 Arachnosquire

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    The one in your profile pic always catches my eye it looks so amazing, i'm definitely getting me one of those once i gain enough confidence in keeping fast species. :D