- Apr 30, 2010
You are right on most of the part, except that pulchra egg sacs are relatively big compared to other T's. Anything less than 300 eggs is considered a small clutch and I've heard of 800 in one sac. Also, I'm pretty sure it would gladly eat a mouse if you gave it that chance.-They grow slow
-Expensive Tarantula (some people can't afford an adult female)
-Only have one color
-Some are nervous
-They are very fragile when it comes to handling just a small fall can get them injured.
-have only 50-150 eggs per sac compare to other Ts.
-Molts every two years once they are adult so you can't really breed them every year.
-they live longer than your average pet, so if your on your 60s most likely this T will out live you because they can live up to 30 years.
- hard to see in the dark because they are black
- they don't use their house too often
- they don't eat mouse like other big terrestrial (if you have mouse problem in your house this guys will not be helpful)
- not for people who likes aggressive Ts because they are not aggressive
Although I'm somewhat biased, as they are my favorites, I think G. pulchra is the best T if you want to help an arachnophobe overcome his or her fear. I had several cases when people were scared to death to even enter my T room and 5 minutes later after seeing me, my wife and my kid handling one of our girls, they were happy to handle her too.
This is my wife's co-worker. Before that moment, that girl was about to faint just hearing the words "big spider" LOL