- Apr 8, 2016
I just sold an AF 'emerald green' for £45. I think 'midnight blue' is the priciest. I havent seen any for sale recently.I've got to check out these other colour forms, they're stunning sp. Very expensive in the hobby I would imagine, even if you could find them, stunning all the same.
I read back this old conversation and I don't see anything mean. It is sometimes hard to tell the tone of written words, but it was all quite civil (until OP started calling names, that is).But man you people are mean. Very immature.
True. There are some Australians on this board who don't have a choice other than starting with OW. But not every beginner is the same. Some are sensible, others are reckless. Better to be reckless with a curly hair than with a Cobalt Blue, wouldn't you say?All tarantulas are for beginners.
Well, that's often the problem right there. People don't do research. They just buy something without knowing how to care for it. OP mentioned handling his cobalt blues and that they were not as bad as everyone said, or something. Now, does this strike you as something a well-informed newbie would say?If you research and have the knowledge that they will bite, are fast and very defensive, who are you to decide if it’s for a newbie?
Good for youI had no issues with this species. None.
But most are. And they are not labelled 'temperamental' or 'docile' in the shop/on the breeder's website. Also, would a beginner be able to tell the difference?Not all blues are that temperamental!
That is interesting. From about what size would this be possible?males in the species are pretty easy to tell after a few molts.
Yes, as was mentioned in some of the posts. However, the question was if it was possible to sex slings. The answer was 'no'.As stated, very easy to tell adult male from adult female. By looking!
You don't speak from experience. Bite reports tell a different story than 'a little bit of pain'. Don't go saying that it is not that bad. Before you know it, some irresponsible kid starts handling his Cobalt Blue because an experienced keeper like yourself says it is 'not that bad' to get bitten.A t bite will hurt a little.
At one point, OP felt offended by something that was not even directed at him. Read carefully, and don't assume that everyone is putting you down. With this approach, you get a long way.. Do not let these snobs tell you that you can’t!