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Convince me

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by BoyFromLA, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Rob1985

    Rob1985 This user has no status. Old Timer

    IDK why you're asking anyone to try and convince you. You like what you like, and don't like what you don't like. Who cares. Carry on.
  2. boina

    boina Lady of the mites Arachnosupporter

    Well, yes. And you can get all of that minus this weird horn thing in a C. meridionalis...
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  3. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnoreaper Arachnosupporter

    Nope, horned tarantulas don't do it for me at all (the only Ceratogyrus I like the look of is meridionalis) and I can count the amount of Pokies I like/want to keep on one hand.
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  4. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnoking Old Timer

    Thats the way things are! Everyone likes diffrent. Some like Surströmming, others dont!:angelic:
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  5. Minty

    Minty @londontarantulas

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  6. theDHill

    theDHill Arachnopeon

    I recently took my first step into OWs with a Ceratogyrus darlingi. At first I was like "yeah, what's so special" Then I actually looked at it a little closer and was blown away by the color contrasts and patterns. Not to mention mine seems to have a VERY tolerant demeanor, it is actually more mellow that both of my A. chalcodes adults. I really am glad that I acquired this T!

    Also, has anyone read the any of the recent articles published about Ceratogyrus attonitifer ... this things is crazy looking!

    As far as pokies go, I do not have any yet so I can not speak from experience, but I can say "C'mon man" they are absolutely gorgeous and you know it! The sheer range of colors and the amazing abdominal markings and banding is phenominal, sure beauty may be in the eye of the beholder but like seriously, these spider seem to have levels, depths, contrasts, and pallets that I haven't seen on many other Ts. I'm personally really hoping to try picking up a P. metallica or a P. rufilata this month up at the Hamburg reptile show in Hamburg PA.
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  7. Stormsky

    Stormsky Arachnopeon

    You better leave a metallica for me! That's what I'm going there for.:smuggrin:
  8. theDHill

    theDHill Arachnopeon

    We can either rock paper scissors or battle royal fight to the death... either way it'll be a good time. JK I'm really trying to expand my collection in the means of either pairs or sub adult females, so I am not looking to clear them out by any means. If you see a guy wearing a shirt that says "I only care about leeches and maybe like 3 people", that would be me. Have fun up there and happy hunting
  9. Stormsky

    Stormsky Arachnopeon

    Oh, I'm looking for a sling so we're not really competing anyways. I'll keep an eye out for you while I'm there. Good luck finding what you're looking for. They usually only have a few metallicas past the sling stage.
  10. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    and?....but that's not what the op asked about now, is it?
  11. Minty

    Minty @londontarantulas

    @Venom1080 of all the people I thought would disagree with that statement, you weren’t one of them hahaha.
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  12. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor

    I have fat fingers and I use ab on my phone lol my mistake.
  13. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Don't want an absolutely stunning tarantula? Then Poecilotheria aren't for you.

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  14. Bigme213

    Bigme213 Arachnosquire

    Nuff said
  15. MetalMan2004

    MetalMan2004 Arachnolord Active Member

    @Venom1080 do you not like my opinion or did your finger slip to the dislike?

    I maintain Poecs are the coolest looking tarantulas out there.
  16. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor

    See above. :hilarious:

    @Minty did it again
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  17. Dry Desert

    Dry Desert Arachnobaron Active Member

    As a long time scorpion NUT the only T,s I have ever kept and really enjoyed are Pokies including Subfusa but still maintain Regalis is the prettiest.
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  18. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnoreaper Arachnosupporter

    Tbf, ornata are one of the only ones that interest me (others being subfusca/metallica/rufilata), the rest of the genus I can take or leave.
  19. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    I think they're all bonny. My other 2, subfusca (mentioned) and tigrinawesseli are stunners too.
  20. sasker

    sasker Arachnoangel Active Member

    Apart from all the other positive aspects of the genus, the horns that some spp. of Ceratogyrus have are just amazing. I mean, there are not so many genera that have tarantulas with such weird characteristics out there. It just continues to amaze me. What are they for? No idea!

    No, they molt just fine.

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