Cobalt Tarantula?!?!

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i got what appears to be an adult female for $40, go for it if you want it
 

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if it's female, then it could very well be a good deal.
 

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Buy what you want...

I just buy what i want without even thinking of the price.... (unless its ridiculously high ofcourse)
I mean if you realy want the spider and you buy it for $30 and the next day you see the same spider for $25 would that make you feel less happy with the spider you bought yesterday?
 

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bottom line is at an LPS you take a gamble on what you get. Its cheaper than buying online and you can get a good deal. What i can tell is at my LPS dont care if the Ts they sell are M or F, so the price isnt higher for a female compared to a male.
 

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bottom line is at an LPS you take a gamble on what you get. Its cheaper than buying online and you can get a good deal. What i can tell is at my LPS dont care if the Ts they sell are M or F, so the price isnt higher for a female compared to a male.
most market value on a female species is higher since they are more sought after and live longer... supply and demand.

If what your saying is fact, then you sir are getting a good deal.
 

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most market value on a female species is higher since they are more sought after and live longer... supply and demand.

If what your saying is fact, then you sir are getting a good deal.
true that females are more sought after which brings a higher price. I cant speak for all LPS's but i would assume they just sell unsexed tarantulas, and that the LPS doesnt see the value in charging a higher price for a sexed individual.
 

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I wish my LPS didnt care about prices...actually idk if they do, but they have about 4-5" Avic Avic right now for 40 bucks, idk if its a M or F tho. But the same pet store told me $100 for a tiny 1" sling B.Smithi......which is RIDICULOUS i can but seven .5 slings for that much.
 

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I wish my LPS didnt care about prices...actually idk if they do, but they have about 4-5" Avic Avic right now for 40 bucks, idk if its a M or F tho. But the same pet store told me $100 for a tiny 1" sling B.Smithi......which is RIDICULOUS i can but seven .5 slings for that much.
thats a straight up rip off
 

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thats a straight up rip off
I saw roughly a 4" female Avic avic at a show on Saturday going for about $35, but I am sure you could get that down like $30 or possibly $25.
 

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Ripoff may be a understatement.

I still gave them my name and number just encase it was alot cheaper. But im just going to buy a few slings from the web and when they call im going to tell them how much of a rip off they are.
 

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Support captive breeding instead of buying wild caught junk from a pet shop.

Later, Tom
 

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Support captive breeding instead of buying wild caught junk from a pet shop.

Later, Tom
agreed, which is why I am waiting CB sling-juvie H. lividum to be sexed by a buddy, then I will get my girl! :clap:
 

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I wish my LPS didnt care about prices...actually idk if they do, but they have about 4-5" Avic Avic right now for 40 bucks, idk if its a M or F tho. But the same pet store told me $100 for a tiny 1" sling B.Smithi......which is RIDICULOUS i can but seven .5 slings for that much.
Wow, that's a BIG rip off. What a joke! :eek:
 

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What i can tell is at my LPS dont care if the Ts they sell are M or F, so the price isnt higher for a female compared to a male.
I almost wish my LPS did sell tarantulas for this reason but they wouldn't likely be an arboreal anyway.
 

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agreed, which is why I am waiting CB sling-juvie H. lividum to be sexed by a buddy, then I will get my girl! :clap:
there are about 3 LPS in my area, probably more that I dont know of. My favorite one though is were I bought my mature male OBT for $20 about a month ago. Right now they have a 3.5" Rosea for 20$ and a 3" Pinktoe for 34$
She orders her T's from a whole-sale place so she gets them cheaper. She emails me whenever she gets in new T's and she's been looking out for a T. Blondi for me, haha, along with another cobalt and a metalica.

So i get first pic of all the new T's she gets in.
 

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I wonder if anyone has ever proposed what the percentage of WC to CB specimens local pet stores sell is...like 80/20? Of course it would be a complete guess, but I still wonder what it would be.
 

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I guess you either missed this the first time, or just don't care...
I would love to support capptive breeding! but I also like to support my LPS. I'm close with the owner, due to the fact that I love going to look at all her animals there. Once i get a little more familiar wiith packaging and sending my T's i will deffinately do* my part to help captive breeders, my OBT is ready to breed now, but i kind of wanted to do it myself

and she does get hers from a breeder...
 

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I would love to support capptive breeding! but I also like to support my LPS. I'm close with the owner, due to the fact that I love going to look at all her animals there. Once i get a little more familiar wiith packaging and sending my T's i will deffinately do* my part to help captive breeders, my OBT is ready to breed now, but i kind of wanted to do it myself

and she does get hers from a breeder...
WC :barf:

I am not a fan of surprises...
 
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