- Sep 12, 2016
Just curious, what's everyone's take on favorite pokies, based on looks, behavior, frequency of staying visible, etc.?
Is there sexual dimorphism in subfusca's coloration, or do they all have the striking yellow? They're gorgeous spiders.I do have P. miranda and P. fasciata currently, both females I raised from slings. I did have a P. subfusca "lowland" before that which sadly matured in a male that I sent off for breeding (hence the other Poecies that were sent back to me as slings in return for that MM).
Coloration-wise P. subfusca "lowland" hands down! I just love their contrasts and all of those I saw at friends / breeders including the one I raised were very calm generally (still wouldn't dare handling one of them by choice - but I'd be more confident if one of these would run onto me, than my fasciata in comparison). I like the looks of P. metallica because those colors are gorgeous and something "special", but I consider subfusca way more beautiful overall. Of the couple I keep currently, I think the miranda wins the ball with those great, ghostly looks and the purplish highlights - she is very skittish though and goes to hide if disturbed. While the fasciata is big and those warning legs are really great to look at, the only thing sticking out to me is their nice size stretched out. As for visibility, fasciata is always out, seldomly hides at all apparently.
Right, but I was just asking for opinions, not looking for an objective "right" choice. What's wrong with that?Forgive me for saying this, but I don't know why we have threads asking this. They're all beautiful, they all act more or less the same, most differences being attributable to individual variation more than species. If you want a Poec, get one. There is no bad choice, there is no 'right' choice.
Mainly to give people who are interested in doing so a chance to talk about their pokies and what they like about them. I really don't think the intent is to decide if a species of pokies are worthy or not.Forgive me for saying this, but I don't know why we have threads asking this.
Right, but I was just asking for opinions, not looking for an objective "right" choice. What's wrong with that?
That's good advice. Still, I like to get discussions going on people's opinions--both for conversation and because I'm bored at work. I like to hear what people have to say about their favorite species, why they're favorites, etc., and I don't ever base my entire ken of knowledge about a species on one person's comments.My point being, if you want a Poec, get one. They're all very similar. Any difference in someone's being out a lot, or defensive, etc is individual variation; you don't want to go by that. Look for a good price and buy several of that species to ensure you get a female. That's the best advice you're going to get in this thread.
I'll admit I could've titled this thread better--should've been "favorite" instead of "best." Not sure if I can edit it anymore.My point being, if you want a Poec, get one. They're all very similar. Any difference in someone's being out a lot, or defensive, etc is individual variation; you don't want to go by that.
Look for a good price and buy several of that species to ensure you get a female. Don't buy adult Poecs as they can be someone's burnt-out breeder. Read bite reports so you know what you're getting into. This is the best advice you're going to get in this thread.
I have a lot of Poecs (species, size, sex), my favorite genus. Great spiders. If you like one, you'll like them all.
I'm considering placing an order from a dealer I had a great recent experience with, but unfortunately he doesn't currently have any rufilatas. I really do like their green color.Rufilata! Giant camouflage green tree-dwelling jungle arachnokings who double in size at every moult... It's also their body shape, they seem flatter and fatter-footed than regalis. I only keep centipedes now, but if I did get Ts again, that would be top on my list!