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i have a Rose Hair, a salmon pink b-eater, and now i am thinking about getting a third or forth T. I could go to my local pet shop and get 2 for pretty cheap. I know 1 of them is a pinktoe, and the other 1 is what they call an Asian Black. Any clues on what species this is?

My other choice is to get something like and Usambara...i am thinking about wanting something kind of nasty.

Any suggestions?

Thanx
 

King_Looey

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The Asian black is probably a Thai black (Haplopelma minax). An attractive spider, but highly defensive.
 

ArachnoJoost

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Together with P.ornata, P. murinus 'usumbara' is on the top of my wish list, seem like very cool spiders.
I think those Asian Blacks could be a Haplopelma (minax?). Don't have any myself but I know from others that they are supposed to be one of the most agressive species of T's, so guess if you want feisty you could go for that one also.
Greetz,
Joost
ps. Hate if stores don't give the latin names, could get rid of so much confusion...
ps2. Ok, Looey was faster this time...
 

Mendi

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Since you are just starting, unless you have experience you've not stated, I would stay away from the more "defensive" spiders until you get more experienced with the others you've got IMO. The Pinktoe is a great arboreal species that will help build your experience as they are fast and like to jump around. After your L.parahybana grows up you may be more interested in the OW species, but if your brave, get them both...
 

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Usumburas are highlydefensive but they are not at all hard to raise. THey are fairly hardy and they eat readily and they are beautiful. They build cool webs and they do not require as much attention as a T Blondi would. THey a very easy from my experience as far as mean spiders go.
 

skinheaddave

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I second Jacen's motion. Usumbaras are a good start OW species in my experience. They aren't hard to care for and get you used to spiders that will attack the walls of their enclosures if anything moves within a 2km radius. ;)

Cheers,
Dave
 

JacenBeers

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Good call Dave. One time i did that "lets blw on the spider to see hopw it reacts to it" test. I do this with all my new spiders just to see how flighty they are. Within an instant it smashed so hard into the side of the tank that is startled me. And those suckas can hiss too so it was great.
 

kosh

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jacenbeers....i also ocassionally use the "blow" method on my mature male G. rosea just to make sure he is still alive......sometimes he goes for what seems like DAYS without moving, so i just slightly blow on him through the screen on top of the tank....usually he will twitch a leg or something and i know he is still alive!!!........he probably moves around at night and i just dont see him move from his favorite spot during the day....
 

ACoopBB24

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thanx

thanx yall... i am thinking i want to get the usambara...i want some action... which i will get a little from when my Salmon Pink gets older.
 

MrT

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Haplopelma minax is on my "got to have list.

Ernie
 

atavuss

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Originally posted by kosh
jacenbeers....i also ocassionally use the "blow" method on my mature male G. rosea just to make sure he is still alive......sometimes he goes for what seems like DAYS without moving, so i just slightly blow on him through the screen on top of the tank....usually he will twitch a leg or something and i know he is still alive!!!........he probably moves around at night and i just dont see him move from his favorite spot during the day....
if you blow in the enclosure you will most likely stir up any loose urticating hairs and possibly get them in your eyes.....nose......mouth......NOT my idea of a fun time.
as for the asian black, I never saw mine except late at night after the lights had been out for a while and I could sneak in the room.
Ed
 
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