Advertisement I thought it would be interesting to get an updated snapshot of what our current members got for their first Old World tarantula. (If you select other, please reply with what you got.) I got my first OW species three weeks ago, a female Ceratogyrus marshalli. (When I went to Repticon, this species was on my list of potential first OW tarantulas, and I was happy to see a female for a good price.) After living in a deli cup for so long, it took Miss Hissy a couple of weeks to remember that she is a burrower. She has dug a long tunnel that goes all the way down on one side before veering off along the bottom to the other end of the enclosure.