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Which arboreal to choose?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by bravesvikings20, Jul 22, 2011.

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    Im having a tough time choosing between these three species. Im trying to focus on just one, so no Im not going to get each ;P

    Its between:
    A. versicolor
    P. regalis
    P. irminia

    Any suggestions or opinions are appreciated!

  2. BobGrill

    BobGrill Arachnoprince

    Do you have experience with OWs?
  3. Amoeba

    Amoeba Arachnolord

    Gonna go out on a limb here and say this is going to get moved to Tarantula chat

    If I had to choose out of the three I would go with P irminia. Strikingly pretty fast as their orange lightning bolts and they shoot poop.

    Is this your first arboreal?
  4. LV-426

    LV-426 Arachnobaron

    i would go for P. irmina or P. regalis, i own both.
  5. Yep, OBT's, H.macs, H. lividium, and C. darlingi,
  6. Collin Clary

    Collin Clary Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    What experience do you have with Ts? If you are new to Ts, get A. versicolor. If you have experience with Ts---I would go for P. regalis. (P. irminia are more colorful, but I would rather not have poop sprayed on me)
  7. Im sorry if it needs to be moved.

    Not my first arboreal. I have had plenty of avics before. Right now, Im looking for arboreals that are good for show, but also looking to breed in the future.
  8. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    i would say go with the regalis....absolutely gorgeous, somewhat fast growers, mine seem to be out and about alot even in the daytime....plus theyre venom is less potent than the irminia....regalis are the best pokies to start with...in my opinion
  9. Amoeba

    Amoeba Arachnolord

    ;P Just bustin chops. My feelings aren't crushed.

    I'd read up a bit on the breeding reports of all three if you're looking to breed.
    From what I hear Avic slings are a bit touchy in care so thats something to take into account.
  10. Neither are mine :D

    Ive already read up on the report time and time again, didnt help lol.
  11. irminia and regalis
  12. Pick one out of the two for me, and tell me why...please :D
  13. Amoeba

    Amoeba Arachnolord

    In that case pull up a big high def photo of each for an hour and stare at it until you feel your eyes burning away in the sockets or you make a choice {D
    Although a 8 foot tall Wheel of fortune style game of chance seems like a safer method....unless you're a bad carpenter.

    Man choosing Ts is tough!!
  14. Obelisk

    Obelisk Arachnobaron

    If you've already kept avics before, I'd say go for the irminia or regalis. IMO, either of those would provide a more "new" experience than another Avic species would.
  15. Mojo Jojo

    Mojo Jojo Arachnoking Old Timer

    I would choose the P. irminia. I think A. versicolor looks like trash and I'm not willing to be accidentally bitten by P. regalis.
  16. Goomba

    Goomba Arachnobaron

    From what I know, Psalmopoeus is very similar to Poecilotheria in terms of venom potency and makeup. I knew a guy who got tagged by a reduncus and they weren't having a good time.

    I'm not a big fan of arboreals to begin with, but out of those I would go for the P. irminia I think. Or get a Tapi instead :)
  17. Mojo Jojo

    Mojo Jojo Arachnoking Old Timer

    Had it been an option, I would have picked T. gigas.
  18. cnapple

    cnapple Arachnoknight

    +1 P. irminia Psalmos are the coolest! Plus my irminia is much less skittish and more likely to be out in the open than the Poecs I've had. Plus...:drool:
  19. stewstew8282

    stewstew8282 Arachnoknight

    idk about the whole open thing lol, my irminia dug a hole in the sub and barricaded itself in since i xfered to a new enclosure last week, lol :confused:
  20. cnapple

    cnapple Arachnoknight

    Lol, that sounds a lot like my P. reduncus juvi! She makes my irminia look like downright sociable. :p I guess they're all individuals though!