One Sulky Boi (♂ Acanthoscurria geniculata 4")
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One Sulky Boi (♂ Acanthoscurria geniculata 4")

Genicula dropped his roach bolus in his beloved water dish, creating a horrific stench. I had to remove the top layer of substrate (because said stench spilled onto it) and replace the dish, which made him attack the tongs repeatedly and kick hairs all over the place.
What species of T's does not generally kick hairs?
I plan on getting an N. Chromatus and I'm sure they kick hairs, but I'm wondering which ones, if any, don't.
 
@animaliaadvocate216 Avicularia have urticating hairs but don't flick them. (Instead they rub their abdomens against the perceive threat to transfer the hairs.) They also embed their webbing with urticating hairs.

Otherwise, any tarantula with urticating hairs can flick them and will also shed them around the enclosure (especially during pre-molt).

Some species that seem less inclined to flick hairs (based on my experience and what I have read from other keepers):
  • Aphonopelma chalcodes
  • Brachypelma albopilosum
  • Brachypelma emilia
  • Bumba cabocla
  • Grammostola pulchra

Genera without urticating hairs (generally faster, more defensive, and/or more venomous -- considered intermediate or advanced species):
  • all Old World genera
  • Catumiri
  • Chaetopelma
  • Dolichothele
  • Holothele
  • Neoholothele
  • Psalmopoeus
  • Tapinauchenius
 
@animaliaadvocate216 My Acanthoscurria geniculata wasn't very flicky until recently. Now he is a grumpy boy.

Fortunately, I do all maintenance with tongs, so he hasn't haired me too badly yet.
 
most chromatus IME arent real flicky....but they are nhandu, so the capability exists. But ime, chromatus are the least flicky, and probably the least skittish Nhandu.

Just dont mess with them, obviously
 

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