- Feb 4, 2016
I recently went to an exotic pet store somewhat near me and it turns out they had a good amount of T's! They had some OW tarantulas and most were adult size, they also had some N. Chromatus and b smithis which I thought were too expensive. Then I saw they had an $80 p scrofa and a $60 euathlus truculentus. I was pretty interested in the e truculentus because I've been hearing that euathlus is a great genus and they are usually very handleable and sweet. This specimen was a solid 3" but it didn't say if it was a male or a female. I believe that if it was a male, it would've matured by now but it still isn't a mature male so I'm guessing it's a female. Would you agree? Is this a good price for this species? I've heard they can be mistaken with the p scrofa, but I could see the difference. The truculentus had a more green sheen on it and the scrofa had more of a red tint (I should've gotten pictures). Does anyone know a lot about them? Do they burrow a lot? Do they web a good amount? do they fast? How big do they get? Skittish? If you own one, could you post a picture of it? I'll have it in a 7"x7"x7" with 4" of pretty dry substrate, water, cork bark hide, fake plants, and a good amount of ventilation. I guess I just want to know if I should just go for it, and if this is a great and fun T/a good deal. I own 7 T's already so it's not like I NEED a super friendly T but I feel like it's always good to have a few nice ones in your collection lol.