avic metallic and versicolor Q's

Spike

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Whats is the difference between these 2 T's. Color wise, size, temperament??? Any one have any pics to show of these 2 species? Thinking about getting one or the other or both thought you guys could help in my decision thanks in advance
 

MrT

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Spike,
I don't know about metallic, but my versi is really colorful and sweet. It can move super fast, but when its walking on my hand its really cute. Avics have a neat gate to their step. I think all avics are mellow, so whichever you get you'll love.

Ernie
 

Godzilla2000

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Originally posted by Spike
Whats is the difference between these 2 T's. Color wise, size, temperament??? Any one have any pics to show of these 2 species? Thinking about getting one or the other or both thought you guys could help in my decision thanks in advance
Well, care of Invertepets.com here are a few pictures of each as adults. I hope these pics help you out. :D



 

Godzilla2000

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Well the first one didn't work. But you can just copy and paste it to the navigator. Sorry!
 

SkyeSpider

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If it helps, I have one of each.

A. versicolor - She's about 2" now, and I've had her just about since she hatched. She usually very mellow, but has gotten quite moody lately. In other words, she's been getting a bit agressive (not defensive). This may just be mine, but it's my experience.

Size: Versicolors max out at about 5", I believe.

A. metallica - My metallica is about 5", now. She's VERY sweet tempered and is good with being handled. She's about as skittish as a common pinktoe (A. avicularia), but doesn't give me a single problem. The picture below is my metallica.

Size: Metallica maxes out around 7-8", from what I've seen in person. The large ones keep the same personality as their smaller relatives :)

-Bryan
 

Godzilla2000

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Originally posted by TheEternal
If it helps, I have one of each.

A. versicolor - She's about 2" now, and I've had her just about since she hatched. She usually very mellow, but has gotten quite moody lately. In other words, she's been getting a bit agressive (not defensive). This may just be mine, but it's my experience.

-Bryan
I've been noticing alot of my docile Tarantulas are on the defensive as well. Could this be because they can sense a change in the weather from colder weather where they are more inclined to be more lethargic to much warmer weather?
 

SkyeSpider

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Originally posted by Godzilla2000
I've been noticing alot of my docile Tarantulas are on the defensive as well. Could this be because they can sense a change in the weather from colder weather where they are more inclined to be more lethargic to much warmer weather?
If so, I know that's not my problem. My tarantula room is 80-90 degrees year round. :?

-Bryan
 

Godzilla2000

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Originally posted by TheEternal
If so, I know that's not my problem. My tarantula room is 80-90 degrees year round. :?

-Bryan
My room is usually warm as well. It could be an instinctual thing. You know. The same instincts that cause Geese to fly South in the wintertime.
 

Vys

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Eternal: Is that a Metallica? I thought they didn't have red hairs on their abdomen?
 

SkyeSpider

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Originally posted by Vys
Eternal: Is that a Metallica? I thought they didn't have red hairs on their abdomen?
I always get this question ;)

Yes. That is a metallica. The redish hairs are juvinal colors. She had more before her last molt. They're quickly changing to black. Once she's full grown, they should all be black.

In other words: enjoy how pretty they are while they last :)

-Bryan
 
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