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I need a new new world!

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by BrokenLegBaboon, Oct 10, 2018.

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    Hey guys I’ve been on and off the hobby for around 5 yrs, and last year I made a decision to stay in this hobby permanently as Ts are the only pets I can take care of given my hectic schedule while attending college.

    So I was wondering if you guys could suggest what my next T would be? I’m looking for a display tarantula/tarantulas (as I always end up buying more than what I’ve planned, like most of the people in the hobby ) with an endless appetite, preferably new world and grows to around 7”+.

    Currently I have around 30+ (Lost count) tarantulas in my cave and since I’m looking for a new world I’ll just list down the one’s that I already have.

    My current New World roster:
    A. Seemani

    B. Auratum

    B. Boehmei

    B. Vagans

    B. Smithi

    B. Albiceps

    C. Cyaneopubescens

    G. Pulchripes

    L. Parahybana

    N. Chromatus

    N. Tripepii

    P. Sazimai

    P.S - if you own your suggested specimen then by all means attach a picture as I do not trust most pictures from net. Thank you
  2. Greasylake

    Greasylake Arachnoprince

    You don't have any Phormictopus, you need some Phormictopus.
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  3. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnoreaper Arachnosupporter

    A. geniculata

    G. iheringi
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  4. starnaito

    starnaito Arachnosquire

    G. pulchra or A. geniculata both fit your description. You want this beast in your life:
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  5. Olan

    Olan Arachnodemon Old Timer

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  6. sdsnybny

    sdsnybny Arachnogeek Arachnosupporter

    Xenesthis sp IMAG5175.jpg
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  7. SDCustom78

    SDCustom78 Arachnopeon

    No mention whether arboreals/semi arboreals were an option but P. cambridgei are in that size range as well and "typically" are out and about as far as "display" Tarantulas as they age/put on size with great appetites and grow rather fast. P. irminia are another option "again a crap shoot" on whether they will "display" themselves or hide in their dirt curtains but are simply beautiful tarantulas with great appetites. You cant go wrong with any Psalmo but not all of them will hit 7 inches as adults. Adult female P irminia pictured below who loves to be out and about in full view. P. irminia C.F. 4.5 inches.jpg
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  8. antinous

    antinous Pamphopharaoh

    All of these. Add some Theraphosa too
  9. nicodimus22

    nicodimus22 Arachnomancer Arachnosupporter

    C. versicolor. They are gorgeous.
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  10. korlash091

    korlash091 Arachnosquire

    A. geniculata! furious eaters.
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  11. Dorifto

    Dorifto Arachnopeon

    I'm with grym reaper and starnaitor!! I have both and are awesome. The geni is like hey! how are yo om nom nom nom hahahahaha
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  12. Teal

    Teal Arachnoemperor Old Timer


    I thought we were picking up a "big boring brown spider" when my partner asked if we could take home a 5" unsexed P. cancerides from the LPS a few years back... but hey, for 30$ I wasn't going to say no.

    This spider has turned out to be not only an amazing display T, but one of the most fun to feed with her intense response to anything that moves. She molted soon after we got her, was confirmed female and she just gets prettier with each molt!
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  13. I’ve been looking for that genus too, but I think the only one that’s in my market are cancerides and it seems I’m looking for something with a distinct color or pattern

    That’s a good looking T. Is it a he or a she?
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  14. Teal

    Teal Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    Thank you! Female :)
  15. Theraphosa was my orginal plan but my fellow keepers told me they were harder to keep as they were sensitive to humidity and temperature. Two of my friends had bad molts on their blondi last month. I don’t want to be the next victim

    Thank you and I haven’t noticed I didn’t include in my post that I was lookinh for terrestrial Ts. I have a P.irminia sling and I’ll certainly grab a cambridgei when they become available here

    Hmmm I was thinking of them as big brown spider too but it seems their carapace looks really nice too.
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  16. Teal

    Teal Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    She has a lovely purple tint to her, and is very shiny/coppery as opposed to a matte brown.
  17. I was going for the genic but don’t they have much resemblance with N.chromatus? As for iheringi I don’t think I’ve seen one for sale here in my place
  18. Greasylake

    Greasylake Arachnoprince

    The main difference is the carapace on the geniculata is dark, while the carapace in the chromatus is a lot lighter.
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  19. I was told pulchras grow slow and have long periods of fasting sometimes.

    Wow that’s stunning! Under what lighting was this taken?

    That’s a fat girl. What sp is that? If I were to go pampho I would be choosing between platyomma and machalla as those two are the only ones for sale in my area
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  20. A. geniculata is the first thing that enters my mind when you say endless appetite.

    Carapace of the genic is dark and more bulky than a N. chromatus.
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