I get you there....... I would be curious myself...... But I dont really think the hobby needs everyone and there mom trying to cross breed. And I do agree if you want to do such things just please make sure they are sold as such. Basically mutants. And if offspring are produced they need to stay away from the pure blood lines of that species and genus and the hobby in general.I for one as an oddball collector would buy them. I buy just about anything. If you do it and be successful ....then get in contact with me.
Like he said most would frown on it but it's your pests , you decide what you want. When these people shell out money and give it to you...then by all means take their advice.
Ya its a touchy subject in the hobby, you wont have to many supporters.I just did a search on crossing ( sorry I didn't do it first )
There is substantial rancor to the subject. There are many " pure bloods" out there that give the impression that cross breeding is some kind of abomination...
I didn't realize I was opening Pandora's box !
Please don't dismiss it as some sort of simple "pureblood" arrogance. The fact remains that if we start messing up a species like that, eventually people will be buying what they don't know is a hybrid, breeding with other tarantulas, and eventually we won't HAVE the original parent species anymore. Tarantula taxonomy (is that the word? I'm tired) is already messed-up, we don't need to make it worse.There is substantial rancor to the subject. There are many " pure bloods" out there that give the impression that cross breeding is some kind of abomination...
Some of the colors I think you are talking about are color phases.... color ranges that occur naturally within the genus and species without cross breeding.well, now dat we at dis subject, I saw lots of T pictures
and wuz wonder my self, sum speciments look diferent from each other, but clame to be the same, well of curse der is few things like <gender, pre and after molt> also a photography such light and other
personaly I would preffer to buy a clean speciment and NOT a mutt
I'll though I love em All, they like kids to me
but, why mix dem colors
exscuze my spellings and pick of words, please
yes, thank you, I did though of dis tooSome of the colors I think you are talking about are color phases.... color ranges that occur naturally within the genus and species without cross breeding.
Given that the very heavy bodies of T. blondi are already even more prone to cracking open in a fall than most other terrestrials, I think blending that with an arboreal--even if it WERE genetically possible at all--would be a very bad idea.Come on now...if there where was a Theraphosa blondi and a Versi mixed...you wouldn't want something like that? The thought os something 12" walking around on glass and tress would be a sitght to see.