A.geniculata or B.boehmei - Who has the most irritating urticating hairs?

adonis

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A.geniculata or B.boehmei - Who has the most irritating urticating hairs?


I would like to purchase both but finances have only permitted one of these gorgeous T's.

So, to make it easy, I will get the one who kicks least/has the least irritating hairs.

Help me out, as I have no experience with either species.


Thanks
 
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Cthulhu1254

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It'll depend on the individual. My A. geniculata rarely kicks hairs, and the genus Brachypelma does have a reputation for being fond of kicking, but my B. smithi doesn't do it much either. They're both great spiders, I think you should use something else as the deciding factor.
 

MindUtopia

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B. boehmei in my experience kick much more hair than A. geniculata. They are probably one of the worst in the genus.
 

sick4x4

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B.boehmei for me, i had 2 and they never stopped...soo i eventually traded them out..the A.gen's i own haven't kicked yet:? so i've crossed my fingers lol.....but like stated above, it seems the personalities differ from t 2 t sooo take it for what it is worth....
 

Mina

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I have one of each, both male. My genic is mature and out breeding now, but he has never kicked at me. My boehmei kicks if I look at him. I would say from my own expirences and what I have heard from other people that the boehmei is the worst kicker of the two.
 

kitty_b

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my genic has never kicked at me, and is more prone to scuttle off than to fight.

both of my boehmeis are spunky little &*^%ers and will probably be big kickers when they grow up. right now they both just rear up and do all-out threat stances. :eek:
 

barkobarko

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boehmei

i have both of em, my a.genic is a juvie and didn't kick any hairs, on the other hand the boehmei is 4.5" sub-adult and oh yeah she kicks hairs;)
 

stonemantis

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A. geniculata - Not a real hair kicker. More prone to biting than kicking

B. boehmei - Kicks hair if looked at the wrong way and nervous and skittish.

Both are not very bad on the itchiness of the hairs but, that may be because I might have developed an immunity too. Who knows.
 

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I would say boehmei just because of sheer volume. Mine does a handstand to get as much off his butt as possible as fast as possible.
 
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