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What was your first OW and why?

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

  1. Teal

    Teal Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    Thank you! That is my main girl, Orb. She is a sweetheart! She is on a sac right now. They are an AMAZING species... you'll love yours when you get one!
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  2. Enrgy

    Enrgy Arachnosquire

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  3. MikeofBorg

    MikeofBorg Arachnosquire

    I got my first OW a few months ago. I got a mature female C. lividus (Cobalt Blue) from a mom and pop shop here in town. The manager raised her and a few other slings to sell from an egg sack his female produced; which is the reason I purchased her. Plus I am friends with him. I absolutely do not mess with her. Rehousing her is like pulling a tiger's tail. She is feisty that is for sure. Very gorgeous spider though. Dark blue legs and light gray carapace. Her abdomen can look blue or gray with light tiger striping depending on the angle of the light. This is her poking her head out of her hide.

    I also received my 2nd OW as a sling, a Poecilotheria rufilata. Its just over an inch and 3/4 in DLS. Beautiful spider, already has some adult coloration. Sorry about the glare from the plastic.
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  4. ccTroi

    ccTroi Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

    First OW was a P. ornata I received as a freebie which turned out male.
    OBT was second in which I bought.
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  5. An A. junodi, the price was too good to pass up and been planning to get an OW anyway. Now half of my collection are OW species.
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  6. Potatatas

    Potatatas Arachnoknight Active Member

    P. regalis, saw a pic of one on here and it was gorgeous! I took into account the advice not to get one while still being a newbie but got one anyway. Next on my list is an OBT and in the future hopefully an M. balfouri
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  7. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor

    Ever seen the rattlesnake tarantula out there?
  8. antinous

    antinous Pamphopharaoh Arachnosupporter

    In Australia? No, I haven’t been there sadly :(
  9. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor

    Sorry, i meant if you've ever heard of it. Guess you have..lol
  10. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

    I started with a King Cobra as my first snake, a Great White Shark as my first fish, and a salt water crocodile as a lap dog. My first cat was a Bengal Tiger.

    And for OW T.... Ceratgyrus is the best beginner.
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  11. Phlogius rubiseta. Was my first tarantula and I quite like the look of them
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  12. ComputerDellLI

    ComputerDellLI Arachnopeon

    Seeing as you're from Victoria, does the 'bark' of crassipes sound anything like the 'hiss' of P. muticus? Btw, rubiseta looks gorgeous for an Australian T.
  13. Sort of. The “bark” is like a raspy rattle, it sounds more like a watered down version of the rattlesnake tarantula than it does to a P. muticus, though I’m pretty sure crassipes can be quite a bit louder than muticus
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  14. johnny quango

    johnny quango Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

    My 1st old world's (I got 2 together) were a male H crassipes and an adult female H minax and the reason I got them was because I was slightly crazy.

    Real reason my friend just simply couldn't find buyers for either at the time
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  15. Misty Day

    Misty Day Arachnobaron

    P.regalis sling, my first T and being a stupid kid, I fell in love with the colors and just decided to get it. I did a ton of research, which still wouldn't justify getting a fast OW as a first T imo, but 5 years later shes around 7" and one of my favorites. Thankfully she's always been a breeze during rehouses and enclosure maintenance, as long as I leave her alone she leaves me alone.

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  16. Minty

    Minty @londontarantulas Arachnosupporter

    Pterinochilus murinus, Chilobrachys fimbriatus, Poecilotheria rufilata, Thrigmopoeus truculentus, Poecilotheria metallica. They all arrived on the same day. I acquired them as a friend had to get out of the hobby, so they were all free.
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  17. Nightshady

    Nightshady Dislike Harvester

    After a year of NW’s, I got 4 OW’s at once - P metallica, M. balfouri, H. pulchripes, and P. muticus.
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  18. Mychajlo

    Mychajlo Arachnosquire

    My first was a Cyriopagopus Vonwirthi and because it was there and I’ve always wanted a “Haplopelma” “tiger” tarantula
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  19. Luka98

    Luka98 Arachnosquire

    This is why it worked out in the end imo, you had respect for her :D
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  20. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    My first OW was a 4" female Ceratogyrus marshalli that I got a year ago at Repticon. The purchase was a bit of an impulse buy, but the species was on my wishlist as one of the commonly recommended first OW tarantula. Plus I could see her horn, and I knew this species is sexually dimorphic.

    I now also have an Augacephalus ezendami sling. It's also highly recommended as a first OW tarantula.

    Psalmopoeus cambridgei is a great species in its own right. Get one; you won't regret it.
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