Ceratogyrus darlingi

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I'm looking to branch out onto my first OW, and was wondering what people thought about this species as a good intro to the non hair kicking tarantulas? I've read that they're relatively easy to take care of, dry substrate, fantastic eaters, etc.
 

Nightstalker47

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I'm looking to branch out onto my first OW, and was wondering what people thought about this species as a good intro to the non hair kicking tarantulas? I've read that they're relatively easy to take care of, dry substrate, fantastic eaters, etc.
It's a great species to start off with when taking the plunge to OW. They can be defensive but supply a good hide and you shouldn't have any issues, they are a very forgiving species as far as care goes.
 

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As a sling, this is one of the pet holes that you get just so you can watch destroy its enclosure. It is a mad webber and tunneller.

Give it an enclosure half full of well-packed substrate and it will dig a tunnel system, kick up substrate, and then web the excess substrate to extend its tunnels.

I am rather liking mine.

P.S. If you want another suggestion in the mad tunnelling sling category, try an S kovakiri. Mine had already dug a tunnel system within two days of its arrival.
 

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This species is commonly said to be one of the best first Old World spiders. There are a couple of other species that are good choices as well, such as Augacephalus ezendami and Ceratogyrus marshalli. The care is the same for all three.
 

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I just got two of these as 1.5 inch slings in today as part of a trade. They look pretty cool so far and the setup is similar to a lot of other OW burrowers. Good luck.
 

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This species is commonly said to be one of the best first Old World spiders. There are a couple of other species that are good choices as well, such as Augacephalus ezendami and Ceratogyrus marshalli. The care is the same for all three.
Well said. All great ts....darlingi is most likely to be defensive, ezendami is the least likely...marshalli is in between. My experiences anyway.

darlingi

Marshalli

ezendami
 

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Bah... buy, instead, a Goddess 0.1 Pelinobius muticus PBUH (Peace Be Upon Her) I say my man, and give to you a bit of hissing:
the perfect antidote against daily routine. From Uganda/Kenya (Obama) with love :kiss:

genus Ceratogyrus? Uhm, not bad... loyal Goddess servants according to the Book 'Key of Baboons' :-s
 

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I agree with @cold blood C.darlingi is defensive, marshalli is more relaxed, but dont let it fool you. It is still a baboon.
And the ezendami, i dont know anything about them. But @cold blood knows his s... ;) for sure.
 

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I'm looking to branch out onto my first OW, and was wondering what people thought about this species as a good intro to the non hair kicking tarantulas? I've read that they're relatively easy to take care of, dry substrate, fantastic eaters, etc.
You can stay in the NW if you want a T w/out urticating setae, no need to get on OW just for that.

Ceratogyrus is the best genus.

I. mira are also excellent too. They are more of a pet hole than Ceratogyrus however mira is the only true terrestrial trap-door tarantula. They are quite small, 3" for AFs, and while they aren't nervous, they do zip into the home at the slightest disturbance.
 

Avicularia Kael

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I got a Ceratogyrus darlingi yesterday. I highly recommend it. Mine started defensive, but calmed down a bit. They are good eaters.
 
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