I have my choices narrowed down to two, please help!

Dean W

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Ok, i've have spent quite some time deciding on my T purchase, and i hav eit narrowed down to 2, A. Versicolor and A. Metallica. Now i want some advice from some experienced T keepers who have kept both, or know the pros and cons of them. Thanx in advance! =)
 
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petitegreeneyes

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Hi, I don't have the metallica but I do have the Versicolor and they are truely gorgeous. I would say like all avics they are quite fast and flighty though. But if you want to get a serious collection going you got to have a versicolor. Hope that helps
 

jwb121377

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She's right You have to get a versi. They are the coolest Avic IMO. I don't think you would go wrong with either but the versi is my favorite.

Ps. Happy Birthday:)
 
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Arachniphile

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Yeap.. A. versicolor would be my choice between the two. There really isn't any difference between them as far as maintenence goes other than the metallica can (will?) grow a bit larger than the versicolor. None of the Avics are prone to aggression but are quite flighty. Do keep in mind it does depend greatly on the individual spider.


EDIT: ...course... if your like the rest of us... ya just buy em both... ;) lol
 
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Mojo Jojo

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You could always go for the the Avicularia urticans. In my opinion, it looks like a cross between an Avicularia metallica and an Avicularia versicolor. I just ordered one today.

Here are some links to some pictures of the urticans on Rick West's website:

http://birdspiders.com/archive/1/0104.htm
http://birdspiders.com/archive/1/0168.htm
http://birdspiders.com/archive/1/0124.htm

and one more of a s'ling on Swifty's site:

http://swiftinverts.com/pix/Aurt.jpg



I really love the body structure of the versicolor and the red abdomen. However, I still have problems with the color red and green together. I think the urticans body structure is almost as stout as the versicolors, however instead of green, you get purplish blue and you still get the red abdomen.

BD
 

Dean W

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ok, thatnks for the info guys. I think Metallica and versicolor are the best looking, at least as slings. i dont much like the funny white fuzzy look they get as adults. I think my next purchase will be a nice Cobalt Blue.
 
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