Favourite T to look at vs. Favourite T to care for?

Rue

Arachnoknight
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I know there's a favourite T thread...but it seems a lot of people have many favourites. ;) Which speaks well of T's in general, but makes it hard for beginner to sort through the various species - as pets.


Pick ONE T for each category only:

1. Which is your favourite T - visual (just purely appearance) - and why

2. Which is your favourite T - to handle/care for - and why

If they're both the same species...that's also good to know.

So for example:

1. Favourite to look at: L. violaceopes - because of the beautiful blue colour

2. Favourite to care for: G. pulcra - calm, good eater

Thanks everyone! :D
 

Lolita

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Favorite to look at: is my B boehmei nice coloration and shape.
Favorite to care for: it's a toss up between my B smithi's and my B vagan's because they all have great temperments interesting coloring and are fun to handle so i can't choose between the two (i also like my G pulchripes for that reason so i'm super unhelpful here lol)
 

Rue

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LOL...looks like the choices are pretty hard to narrow down...:D

Thanks!
 

malevolentrobot

Arachnobaron
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1. varies with my ever changing moods. i'm back in a red/black phase so P. irminia is high on the list currently (provided i could see it more often :-/)

2. all of my brachys are pretty calm but definitely G. pulchripes all the way. raised it from a bitty .5" sling to 3" now and i cannot think of a single time it haired me. this is the spider that comes out when people want to know more about them, as well as it was the T i learned to pinch grab with.
 

ZergFront

Arachnoprince
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1. The Chromatopelma. They have so much color throughout their life. Orange with black bands on the abdomen, bronze-tan on the carapace and legs with dark-tipped feet when they're little. The carapace and legs turning blue as they age and losing the dark toes. It's a visually appealing spider. Mine don't even seem to use their hides.

2. Brachypelma boehmi because even when I open the cage, my sling with usually either just take a few steps or just sit there. Lets me pour her water and take out substrate that has molded uder a bolus. I have not handled her. Just way too small and easy for injury or an escape. She has not tried flicking hairs at me.
 

Motorkar

Arachnobaron
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1. A. versicolor.... The name says it all :D
2. A. geniculata - mine is really good eater, always on the open exploring.
 

Lolita

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She has not tried flicking hairs at me.
just give her five minutes if she's anything like mine (i have 2 a 1" sling and a 3" unsexed and both are some of my kickiest spiders) then soon enough you'll be enjoying some hairs they even kick hairs at their food
 

Tindalos

Arachnoknight
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L.difficilis, just very awesome to look at.

B.vagans, these guys change their personality everyday so its always something new when I'm working with them.
 

Rue

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Thanks guys! I was hoping to see some 'trends'...but there don't appear to be any! {D

I've looked at so many T spp. these last couple of weeks, I'm starting to dream spiders...:D
 
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