Communal New World Ts?

ThatJaneLady

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Hello, I am doing some research on setting up a communal tank. I know there are some OWs that have reported success but I am concerned, worse case scenario, a T would escape and bite one of my furry pets and the venom of an OW T causing serious damage. Are there any new world Ts possible for a communal?
 

Venom1080

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the only communal i would even consider would be a Monocentropus balfouri communal. they seem to have the most success rate.
 

sdsnybny

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I believe the Pamphobeteus sp "Chicken spider" is reportedly communal in the wild
 

mistertim

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Yeah, I've heard N. incei can be kept communally but not as easily as M. balfouri...but you specified NW obviously. What do you currently keep?
 

Trenor

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I've not kept N.incei communally myself but I've heard of some people who have with good luck. When I got my 7 spiderlings I considered doing a communal but I didn't. They are all house separate atm.

My M.balfouri communals are pretty easy to keep but they are OW Ts.
 

Andrea82

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N.incei are not advised for a communal here. There was a thread about in in a Dutch group some time ago. All seasoned breeders confirmed it was a bad idea.

My two cents ;)
 

viper69

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N.incei are not advised for a communal here. There was a thread about in in a Dutch group some time ago. All seasoned breeders confirmed it was a bad idea.

My two cents ;)
I'm pretty certain they have been observed living communally in the wild, but captivity brings about other behavior/s at times.
 

Andrea82

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I'm pretty certain they have been observed living communally in the wild, but captivity brings about other behavior/s at times.
But were they hunting/feeding together like M.balfouri, or merely cohabiting in a tree?
 

viper69

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But were they hunting/feeding together like M.balfouri, or merely cohabiting in a tree?
It was a static picture, not a video unfortunately.

I don't feed or hunt with my roommate, that's still communal living.
 

Trenor

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But were they hunting/feeding together like M.balfouri, or merely cohabiting in a tree?
I can't find the photo right now but there was a huge webbed field/bush area with a lot of them in there. It looked like a large web blanket full of them.

I don't know if they fed together of care for young as good as the M.balfouri but they can live closely in the same area in the wild.
 

viper69

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I can't find the photo right now but there was a huge webbed field/bush area with a lot of them in there. It looked like a large web blanket full of them.

I don't know if they fed together of care for young as good as the M.balfouri but they can live closely in the same area in the wild.
Photo of incei in communal, I wonder if you saw the same one recycled on the internet. The one I saw was years ago, and is no longer available from the source site.
 

Andrea82

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I see. In that case, @viper69 theory is the reason maybe for not being able to keep them communally in captivity. I only lnow the basics about the species, i just passed on what I've read.
 
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