Birthday coming up;what to get?!

Austin S.

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Gunna be 21 on May 10th. The folks have decided to get me a tarantula, instead of beer. (Only kidding). What would you all recommend them get? :D

Austin
 

stonemantis

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Gunna be 21 on May 10th. The folks have decided to get me a tarantula, instead of beer. (Only kidding). What would you all recommend them get? :D

Austin
Here's a few questions to help (hopefully):

1: Do you have a tarantula budget? Because some species are rather pricey.

2: What's your experience or comfort level? Because some species can be
fast, aggressive, humidity sensitive, temperature sensitive.

3: How much space do you have to work with? Because some species can
get to decent size and housing them could be space consuming.

There are probably a few others that I missed but, I'm sure it will get mentioned.

Just remember that getting a new tarantula can be a tough decision. So good luck on whatever species you choose.

Brian
 

P. Novak

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Here's a few questions to help (hopefully):

1: Do you have a tarantula budget? Because some species are rather pricey.

2: What's your experience or comfort level? Because some species can be
fast, aggressive, humidity sensitive, temperature sensitive.

3: How much space do you have to work with? Because some species can
get to decent size and housing them could be space consuming.

There are probably a few others that I missed but, I'm sure it will get mentioned.

Just remember that getting a new tarantula can be a tough decision. So good luck on whatever species you choose.

Brian

Hes fairly experienced, he has species like C.crawshayi and Megaphobema spp.

He's not a beginner like other people that start these kinds of threads.

Sorry Austin for answering part of your question, couldn't resist.:eek:
 

Austin S.

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Haha thanks a lot Novak. Yeah Stone, I have been doing the T thing for around 10 years. In the past I have had blondi's, robustums, OBT, almost every Poec you can think of, cept subfusca, metallica, miranda, and tigg. But ya never know. :D I am very experienced in this hobby, well atleast I think I am. I have bred several different species and they have been successful on my part. I'm in the middle of a crawshayi breeding porject right now, along with P formosa, A. avicularia, A. hentzi, Cyriopagopus "blue", Cyrio. Schei. and more to come.

I like whatever species I see. If I see one, I will most likely aquire ir for my collection. I'm a go-get-er ;) for tarantulas, pet store rescuer, like most everyone on this site.

So whatever you all are thinking of, throw it out there for me! :) I'm excited to see everyones responses.

Austin
 

Tunedbeat

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It's your 21st bday, go all out and get a P.Metallica or a subfusca.
 

stonemantis

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Alright, with experience or "comfort" aside.

Here is my top ten personal favorite species list:

1: X. immanis
2: P. metallica
3: C. cyaneopubescens
4: A. versicolor
5: G. pulchra
6: T. purpureus
7: T. blondi
8: E. cyanognathus
9: T. blondi
10: P. murinus

BTW: Happy 21st birthday.
 

Nitibus

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If you ask me : my " Must have list includes :

Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens
Acanthosurria geniculata
Grammostola pulchra
Brachypelma smithi
Brachypelma vagans
Poecilotheria regalis
Lasiodora klugi
Nhandu cromatus
Xenesthis immanis

Pick one you don't have !
 

BinarySpider2

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Poecilotheria

Haha thanks a lot Novak. Yeah Stone, I have been doing the T thing for around 10 years. In the past I have had blondi's, robustums, OBT, almost every Poec you can think of, cept subfusca, metallica, miranda, and tigg. But ya never know. :D I am very experienced in this hobby, well atleast I think I am. I have bred several different species and they have been successful on my part. I'm in the middle of a crawshayi breeding porject right now, along with P formosa, A. avicularia, A. hentzi, Cyriopagopus "blue", Cyrio. Schei. and more to come.

I like whatever species I see. If I see one, I will most likely aquire ir for my collection. I'm a go-get-er ;) for tarantulas, pet store rescuer, like most everyone on this site.

So whatever you all are thinking of, throw it out there for me! :) I'm excited to see everyones responses.

Austin
Hey,

Ever been bitten by any Poecilotheria yet?

I like the Poecilotheria very much except I have 5 year old son who gets into everything. I heard by many the bite is very nasty. A pet shop employee in Colorado was bitten and went to the hospital. I heard he said the venom was strong that it made it difficult to breath and he had a lot of pain.

If you have been bitten with a full slug of Poecilotheria venom how bad was it?

Thanks :)

BinarySpider2
 

Mina

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I would go with a P. metallica, I just got mine this morning and I'm still doing the happy dance!!!!!!!!! :D
 

Bothrops

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I'll give you some options (the T's I'd get if I were you):

Poecilotheria metallica
Heteroscodra maculata
Stromatopelma calceatum
Pterinochilus chordatus
Theraphosa blondi/apophysis
 

Austin S.

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I've narrowed it down to this
C. cyaneopubescens
E. cyanognathus
H. costale
M. velvetosoma
P. metallica
S. calceatum
T. apophysis
T. purpureus
or X. immanis

Need to shorten it up a lil though...... :wall:

P.S. no I have never been bitten by a Poec, but I am sure there are reviews about the after math somewhere here, I'm just too lazy to find um.. :)
 

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I go for 1- c- cyaneopubescens or 2 - p- metallica and do not get bit lol good luck with any new - t - you get ^^^^ phil
 

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Live animals are available year-round. I would suggest you ask that they pay for you to attend the ultimate gathering of arachnid enthusiasts - ArachnoCon 2007. ;) Cheers, MJ
 

P. Novak

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Here I'll shorten it for you...hehe

I've narrowed it down to this

P. metallica


Need to shorten it up a lil though...... :wall:

P.S. no I have never been bitten by a Poec, but I am sure there are reviews about the after math somewhere here, I'm just too lazy to find um.. :)
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