Advertisement There are threads out there like this already, but i've only seen top five or top ten beginner species threads out there on the rest of the forum, well i am going to do a top 20 list of tarantulas for beginners (with wild card/alternates). Also i tend to see the topic "what would be a good first tarantula" pop up a few times a month. I just decided that I would make a thread that could be good reference for beginners, so here it goes: 1. Euathlus Sp. red 2. Brachypelma albopilosum (Hobby and Nicaragua) 3. Eupalaestrus campestratus 4. Brachypelma hamorii 5. Grammostola pulchra 6. Grammostola pulchripes 7. Brachypelma emilia 8. Euathlus Sp. Yellow 9. Phrixotrichus scrofa (likely butchered the spelling) 10. Brachypelma auratum 11. Aphonopelma chalcodes 12. Brachypelma schroederi 13. Chromatopelma cyaneopeubescens (aka GBB) 14. Lasiadora parahybana 15. Brachypelma baumgarteni 16. Brachypelma boehmei 17. Aphonopelma hentzi 18. Thrixopelma cyaneolum (quite rare snd stunning) 19. Brachypelma vagans 20. Brachypelma sabulosum (i put this one here hesitantly as mine are evil) Wild card/alternates 1. Acanthoscurria geniculsta 2. Caribena versicolor (care may be tricky at the start but there is a thread created by @Venom1080 that will point you in the right direction) 3. Nhandu chromatus (easy to care for but can be feisty) 4. Kochiana brunnipes 5. Aphonopelma seemani (they are not always what some claim they are) Note: this is in no particular order. This is not to be intended to be a care thread, as several have already been made, many within the past year or two. I may hve missed some, but there are just so many great options out there for a first tarantula that it would take me all night to list all of them.