I'm right there with Kori (funny, my name is Cori too). My 2 favorites hands down are the Avicularia versicolor (my 1 1/2yr MM Tili) and the G pulchripes (my big girl Tumtum)! Favorite genes NW: Avicularia OWoecilotheria I want "to catch'm all"
Yes, threads like this have been around before, but that's okay - in my opinion, this is a chat forum first, research library second. I think yours is one of those subjects that should be re-visited often to allow newcomers to chime in, and to allow the "been-there-posted-thats" (like me) a chance to change our minds! (Or to stick with our original stories ...)
So I'm paraphrasing myself from one of those previous threads by saying: I love them all, and my pride and joy du jour is Tuppence, my 3/8 " G.rosea - just one heckuva a cute little pinkish monster-in-training! ...
P. Murinus by far i got into the hobby about 1 yr ago now and about 6 months in was givin garfield. To me she seems about full grown measuring about 6 1/2 inch's ... loved her so much in fact picking up a juvie just after christmas .
on looks alone, i'd say C. elegans is pretty high up on the list, but my propensity for acquiring black and red spiders make me say P. irminia. best bang for your buck, i think. super cheap as slings, eat really well and grow fast, and become gorgeous adults.
on behaviour alone in my collection, nothing has endeared me quite like my weirdo B. boehmei, wrex, whom i've mentioned on several occasions on threads like these. gotta love a T who's always out, eating (when i let him), and sitting on top of his hide waiving .
For me, probably the OBT. Difficult to kill, pretty looking, makes either a burrow or a web, and eats just about anything. I also like my Nhandu chromatus because it is just an eating machine! He is always hungry, but so is my OBT.
I really like all of the T's in my collection, or else I probably wouldn't have bought them...but sometimes you are disappointed.