Friendliest Tarantula

Zeus9699

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Friendliest tarantulas

In my opinion, and I have owned thousands of tarantulas, the Chaco Golden Knees and the Rose tarantulas are the most docile tarantulas for beginners. I have never heard of either of these being aggressive.
 

Kid Dragon

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Brachypelma albopilosum

The friendliest is also one of the ugliest, Brachypelma albopilosum. I trust handling curly hairs more than any other species.

In general Grammostola and Brachypelma are good genera.
 

troglodyte

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I love G. aureostriatas. My MM is as gentle as a lamb. I can poke him and prod him and stuff him in cups (when cleaning) and he's never so much as flicked a hair at me. The P. cancerides is another story.
 

Shell

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You do realize just how old this thread actually is, don't you?
 

super-pede

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Thread revival...............and now it's dead again.

I don't think Lorgakor,Scott C.,or mushroom spore are even around these boards any more.
 

Arachnoholic420

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Thread revival...............and now it's dead again.

I don't think Lorgakor,Scott C.,or mushroom spore are even around these boards any more.
Lorgakor, is our admin in the candian forums.... she is still on the boards!!!
 

brachybaum

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My male Brachypelma Albiceps was the friendliest/docile/calm/awesome tarantula I ever owned.
 

Terry D

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Hey all, and yet another addition to this arachno-pleistocenic thread. My most laid back/friendly now would be a close toss-up between my male pulchra "Scotty" and female B emelia "Amelia". Those two are the epitome of serene. Btw, she's got a huge butt now :eek::embarrassed:. It's diet-time {D.

Terry
 

mickey66

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I have all of the above mentioned, and agree...but I have a little Aphonopelma hentzi that is by far the sweetest little T I have. She walks over to me when I open her enclosure, and most times seems to want to be held, although I realize I'm probably imagining it. When I gathered her from the wild, same story. She willingly walked right up onto my hand.
She was probably just looking for a soft spot to bite....LOL:D
 

Terry D

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A. hentzi is very docile.
until you deal with some Louisiana hentzi. Smaller juvies are often fairly docile. 50/50 chance of subadults being slappy to near 100% for mm when found out for a stroll- as they nearly always are.

Terry
 

FireGuyX

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My

Aphonopelma seemanni
Phormictopus cancerides
Brachypelma vagans
Pamphobeteus nigricolor
Psalmopoeus cambridgei

are all very docile.
 
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super-pede

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That bright orange tarantula that has lot's of webbing in the enclosure just loves to be handled.
 
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