Good first aggressive t?

Crispy9168

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Ok... So I know I keep posting random questions, but I figured I'd get some more experinced opinions on this. I'd like to start expanding my tarantula collection and I want to start getting more aggressive t's. I've heard obt's are really good as a first aggressive/ow t, but I wasn't sure. Any suggestions? Side note: I've "tarantula proofed" my room, so speed isn't an issue (it's a big, flat, empty space... Nothing to get lost under, no way out). Also, I'm a military medic/EMT with a fully stocked aid bag, so medical significance of the venom doesn't matter.
 

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OW: P. murinus (OBT)... quick, defensive... yet they're tolerant just enough.

NW: I have found that the Cyriocosmus genus are quite nervous and readily attack the thongs.

Military, what branch?
 

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...not to be flippant...but when you do get your Tarantula...and move it from one enclosure to another...be sure to post a picture.

I want to see what the military looks like in a T-proof room engaged in offence...or defence...whatever it turns out to be...{D
 

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I want to see some buff guy run, screaming, down the hall because an OBT bit him.. lol.. It's not so much it getting loose as it is capturing it and not getting bitten in the process..
 

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...not to be flippant...but when you do get your Tarantula...and move it from one enclosure to another...be sure to post a picture.

I want to see what the military looks like in a T-proof room engaged in offence...or defence...whatever it turns out to be...{D
Lol I'm national guard, so my room is at home. I don't think anyone from my unit would allow even my redknee near them, let alone an obt.
 

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It's always unnerving when you first deal with a defensive and flighty T. {D My first was P. murinus. I would also recommend H. maculata if you want to try some teleporting.
 

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I want to see some buff guy run, screaming, down the hall because an OBT bit him.. lol.. It's not so much it getting loose as it is capturing it and not getting bitten in the process..
Honestly the camel spiders are worse. No venom. So it just grinds your flesh. Bites are a big infection-ridden hole. I had to train for that.
 

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I was NG myself...

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I have seen one for myself...
what mos? Also, how are they? I've heard camel spiders are horribly aggresive in the wild
 

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For first aggresive tarantula I suggest A. geniculata. It is NW t, it grows fast, its big, it is very hungry. Mine is about 8cm (3.5 inches) LS and it atacks ANYTHING. Thongs, paintbrush, food, even water when watering the plants. My thongs were grabed few times and bitten hard, same goes for everything else so I don't want to get it near my hands. ;P
 

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OW: P. murinus (OBT)... quick, defensive... yet they're tolerant just enough.

NW: I have found that the Cyriocosmus genus are quite nervous and readily attack the thongs.

Military, what branch?
Those little dwarfs are into thongs, huh? {D

My first defensive/flighty T was an OBT. He or she is such a wuss. I haven't seen one threat display. However, my P. cancerides is MEAN.

--Dan

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For first aggresive tarantula I suggest A. geniculata. It is NW t, it grows fast, its big, it is very hungry. Mine is about 8cm (3.5 inches) LS and it atacks ANYTHING. Thongs, paintbrush, food, even water when watering the plants. My thongs were grabed few times and bitten hard, same goes for everything else so I don't want to get it near my hands. ;P
It appears A. genics are anti-thong, or are they?{D

Am I missing something? Do you mean tongs?
 

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Yes, sorry for a typing mistake. It is a bit late here allready and haven't noticed. :D They are anti tongs :D
 

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what mos? Also, how are they? I've heard camel spiders are horribly aggresive in the wild
11bang bang {D

yeah they are skittish and don't wander around much, but they hide in places. ;)
 

Crispy9168

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11bang bang {D

yeah they are skittish and don't wander around much, but they hide in places. ;)
Hooah (all the way!)! Well mine's 68w. mainly because I'm a terrible garrison soldier. Not enough physical s
activity. And yeah I know they like to hide in places like boots, sleeping bags, anywhere warm. They have a nasty bite, tho. I could probably take care of an obt bite a lot faster than a camel spider bite. Smaller chance of infection too...
 

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My gf's brother just graduated NG and got stationed in Texas. When he was here over the holidays he was telling us about the camel spiders they had to learn about. Are they as big as they say?
 

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...Here we go with the stupid same nonsense. :wall:
 

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My gf's brother just graduated NG and got stationed in Texas. When he was here over the holidays he was telling us about the camel spiders they had to learn about. Are they as big as they say?
ya mean BCT? lol
 

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My fiance was 11B and try as he may, he couldn't catch one because they were so fast. He usually saw them wandering at night. He had to convince (unsuccessfully) a medic that they were not venomous and didn't eat your legs while you slept. :} Camel spiders aren't really too big. We have our own right hear in the U.S. but they are smaller species. I believe the larger species only get up to a 6-7" leg span and that's big for a solifugid. We deal with tarantulas bigger than that!

Anyway, back to the topic of the thread, it seems OBT was one of the first defensive Ts of many people that have commented. All that have been mentioned are fine to start with but it really depends on your comfort level.
 
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