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Which to buy-A.geniculata or G.pulchripes?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Frodo240203, Feb 6, 2019.

Opinions?

  1. A.geniculata

    22 vote(s)
    52.4%
  2. G.pulchripes

    20 vote(s)
    47.6%
  1. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

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    Ahhh, yeah, there's runts sometimes....I will admit, I have one like that..it was part of my experiment regarding housing size, it was one of the ones that was in an over size enclosures that didn't grow in the first year (almost)...it was the only one that never caught up and never ate good....so it can happen.

    For a small sling, I see that enclosure as a bit "over sized" as well.....closer to the 16oz deli than the condiment cup.
     
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  2. Frodo240203

    Frodo240203 Arachnosquire

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    Thanks for the replies! I will probably settle on getting an A.geniculata sling and an adult G.pulchripes. However, can I confirm that the G.pulchripes do not burrow?
     
  3. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnodemon Active Member

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    They do as small slings but IME (and many others) they quit doing so in the juvenile-adult stage. :)
     
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  4. Rob1985

    Rob1985 This user has no status. Old Timer

    If you don't like getting haired... like a lot... then G. pulchripes is the better choice. However, if that doesn't matter and you want a T that always eats and usually out in the open, get an A. genic!

    My female hides more than my Scorps. My specimen isn't a good display T. lol
     
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  5. Frodo240203

    Frodo240203 Arachnosquire

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    Alright, thanks! :)
     
  6. SteveIDDQD

    SteveIDDQD Arachnopeon

    In the age old internet tradition of recommending what you've got, I can only recommend the genic as I've not kept a G.pulchripes. But my genic is a cool little T, about 6cm leg span, is always out and eats as much as most of my adults/sub-adults.
     
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  7. shaneshac

    shaneshac Arachnosquire

    Both my pulchripes and geniculatas spent their day outside. I have seen some pulchripes spending time inside their hide where all adult geniculatas i have seen are out in the open unless they plan to moult. Having said that Acanthoscurria hair makes me itch like mad so that is something to consider if you are usually affected by urticating hair
     
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  8. Frodo240203

    Frodo240203 Arachnosquire

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    Thanks for your help everyone. Can I check whether both T’s are supposed to be kept on bone dry substrate? In particular, the substrate requirements for the pulchripes?
     
  9. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnodemon Active Member

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    I keep my juvenile G. pulchripes dry and occasionally overflow the waterdish just a pinch. Adults do just fine dry with a waterdish. A. geniculata appreciate their moisture, I keep about half of my little guy's substrate damp and his waterdish full.
     
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  10. FrDoc

    FrDoc Arachnolord Active Member

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    Ah, the differences in individual specimens. The only time my Genic has ever kicked hairs was when I opened her shipping vial (bought as a juvie female two years ago), and she is never, repeat never in her hide. She even molts out in the open. Now, my G. pulchripes disappeared for several weeks, and has only ventured out (less than 75% of the time) within the past couple months.
     
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  11. I may be in the minority here but I love G pulchripes!. I have a male and female, and the gold stripes are stunning. I only have a male Genic but it looks similar to my Nhandus so I may be bias. I will say my Genic is really fun to watch and a little stinker. Both of mine are always out and visible although I use my pulchripes for demonstrations due to how calm she is.

    Actually never-mind...get both, each species has its own unique behavior and colors. There really is no right or wrong answer. My first spider was a rosehair about 16 years ago and I wouldn't trade her for anything, she's like an old grumpy grandma.

    I received a p cambridgei as a freebe and never got to excited about it as I thought they were kinda drab. She's now one of my favorites and love her greenish color with the orange highlights.
     
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  12. Andrew Clayton

    Andrew Clayton Arachnobaron Active Member

    I have no particular preference but I'd say the acanthoscurria geniculata purely because that's what I'm going for next and I already have a grammostola pulchripes
     
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  13. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I really like them both! Hard to pick a choice! Why dont you buy both!?:angelic:
     
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  14. Frodo240203

    Frodo240203 Arachnosquire

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    Thanks all! Managed to get both a 5 inch female pulchripes and a 4 inch genic female for $50.
     
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  15. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    Did you bring a gun? Because $50 for both of those is a steal. :D
     
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