** if you could only have 10 **

neanyoe

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As I would just love to have a room dedicated to Ts along with trying to break the record of having the most Ts and just having this great display of tanks and shelves.... I want to keep it simple yet satisfying.

I currently have 5 Ts:
g. rose, g. aureos, e.uataman, h.gigas, and a.versi..

I want to get at the most 10-15 more. so in this case, we'll say 10.


What would your top 10 Tarantula picks be.. if you could only have 10 ??
 

AfterTheAsylum

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M. balfouri
X. immanis
M. mesomelas
M. robustum
P. nigricolor
P. Peruvian Red and Black
P. ultramarinus
P. antinous
P. sp. platyomma
T. blondi

Edit: Is this ten spiders only, or ten Genus species? If it was ten spiders only, I would definitely have to take only three Genus species.
 
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massmorels

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P. fasciata
P. formosa
P. metallica
P. miranda
P. ornata
P. pederseni
P. regalis
P. rufilata
P. subfusca
P. tigrinawesseli

I may have to sneak a P. striata in at some point though..
 

RottweilExpress

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Well, these topics are so hard. It's basicly all up to the personality of the T actually, and the setup I make for it. Sure, there are colors and a general mood of certain T's that attracts me more than others, but still, the psych of the T and how it interacts with the setup I make for it.

Here's an attempt though:

Primary choices
A. Geniculata - Big, aggressive feeder, beautiful coloration.
P. Cancerides - Fast and furious for a terrestial, and some colormorphs are gorgeous.
P. Murinus RCF - Little demon with lots of fascinating web and also refreshing aggression.

Secondary choices
T. Blondi - Well only for the spectacular size really.
C. Fimbriatus - Simple amazing coloration, and sometimes fiesty mood.
C. Chromatopelma - Nice colors, decent webbing, semi-arboreal extravaganza

Third choice
P. Irminia - Simply for the coloration, they are nonexistant as display animals.
Some brachy, possibly vagans, auratum or ruhnai
H. Maculata/S. Calceatum - Beauty and psych. Never had one though.

A dreamy deal would be Pampheboteus Antinous (soon to be within my grasp). Large, built for speed, freaky nerves, aggression and for a big guy - good coloration.
 

AfterTheAsylum

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Well, these topics are so hard. It's basicly all up to the personality of the T actually, and the setup I make for it. Sure, there are colors and a general mood of certain T's that attracts me more than others, but still, the psych of the T and how it interacts with the setup I make for it.

Here's an attempt though:

Primary choices
A. Geniculata - Big, aggressive feeder, beautiful coloration.
P. Cancerides - Fast and furious for a terrestial, and some colormorphs are gorgeous.
P. Murinus RCF - Little demon with lots of fascinating web and also refreshing aggression.

Secondary choices
T. Blondi - Well only for the spectacular size really.
C. Fimbriatus - Simple amazing coloration, and sometimes fiesty mood.
C. Chromatopelma - Nice colors, decent webbing, semi-arboreal extravaganza

Third choice
P. Irminia - Simply for the coloration, they are nonexistant as display animals.
Some brachy, possibly vagans, auratum or ruhnai
H. Maculata/S. Calceatum - Beauty and psych. Never had one though.

A dreamy deal would be Pampheboteus Antinous (soon to be within my grasp). Large, built for speed, freaky nerves, aggression and for a big guy - good coloration.

S. calceatum - I love keeping them. Absolutely gorgeous.

P. antinous. I have three females right now and they are all skiddish and you will never see a spider raise their abdomen like they do. Mine have touched their abdomens to thier carapaces. Great choice.
 

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p. ornata
p. regalis
p. miranda
p. metallica
p. rufilata
p. subfusca
a. bicegoi
l. violaceopes
t. plumipes
t. cupreus
 

Becky

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Pamphobeteus platyomma
Pamphobeteus ultramarinus
Avicularia minatrix
Theraphosa apophysis
Poecilotheria subfusca
Psalmopoeus pulcher
Avicularia versicolor
Haplopelma minax
Brachypelma smithi (everyone should have one in every collection!)
Monocentropus balfouri
 

Bothrops

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Poecilotheria ornata
Poecilotheria metallica
Heteroscodra maculata
Stromatopelma calceatum
Megaphobema mesomelas
Theraphosa apophysis
Pterinochilus murinus
Xenestis immanis
Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens
Avicularia versicolor
 

Scorpendra

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P. irminia
C. "blue"
M. balfouri
P. subfusca
P. cancerides
A. purpurea
C. "sulawesi black"
P. rufilata
T. blondi
C. brachycephalus
 

KaineSoulblade

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I. Ephebopus murinus
II. Ephebopus cyanognathus
III. Avicularia versicolor
IV. Avicularia minatrix
V. Avicularia purpurea
VI. Lasiodora Parahybana
VII. Poecilotheria Metallica
VIII. Poecilotheria ornata
IX. Poecilotheria regalis
X. Grammostola rosea (everyone should have atleast one of these)
 

Drachenjager

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i assume money is not in the equation if its not then

Mature Females

C. spp. Singapore blue X2
P. metallica X2
B. smithi as someone already said NO T collection is compleat(not a mispelled word)with out one
C. cyaneopubescens X2

Mature male or sub adult males
C. spp. Singapore blue X1
P. metallica X1
C. cyaneopubescens X1

Juvies

A. moderatum
A. texense
B. emilia

not sure beyond that , i guess what ever new colorfull bug grabs my eye
 

neanyoe

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all the pokie loversssss

anyway, great choices! i'll be taking a lot of these for consideration
 

P. Novak

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In no particular order..

Ceratogyrus marshalli
Ceratogyrus bechuanicus
Grammostola rosea
Brachypelma emilia
Lasiodora spp. probably parahybana
Acanthoscurria geniculata
Poecilotheria ornata
Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens
Grammostola pulchra
Avicularia versicolor


Just tossing this up there; referring to the "Holy Grail" thread, notice how half of the people didn't pick P.metallica.
 

tinacouch

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Heterscodra maculata
Psalmapoeus irminia
Grammostola pulchra
Haplopelma minax
Haplopelma lividum
Poecilotheria ornata
Acanthoscurria geniculata
Megaphobema peterklassi
Megaphobema robustum
Holothele incei
 

Varden

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Oh, wow...only 10. Okay, here goes:

A. geniculata
A. metallica
B. auratum
G. pulchra
H. hainanum
L. parahybana
P. nigricolor
P. ornata
P. murinus
X. immanis
 

P. Novak

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Oh, wow...only 10. Okay, here goes:

A. geniculata
A. metallica
B. auratum
G. pulchra
H. hainanum
L. parahybana
P. nigricolor
P. ornata
P. murinus
X. immanis
THat must of been tuff huh, from your hundreds and hundreds of Ts?:rolleyes:
 

Goomba

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T. Blondi

T. Apophysis

P. Murinus

P. Chordatus

H. Gigas

P. Regalis

P. Metallica

Ceretogyrus sp.

Selenotypus sp.

H. Maculata
 

treeweta

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T blondi
T apophysis
X immansis
C crawshayi
Hysterocrates (the big one in russ gurleys book what ever its name is)
Pamphobeteus any three
Phormictopus cancerides
m robustum.


its not just a size thig, if it were then L parahybana would be there but i find that a rather plain looking animal, sorry L fans!! THose who say blondi is just big and brown, well its the structure of that animal thats so easy to see as it has short hairs, looks like a giant monstrous pycnogonid!!
 

P. Novak

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Ha ya no kidding, only 10 to her would be worse then a jail sentence. :p
Haha I wouldn't doubt that with that many Ts. If only I had that many...one day, one day. To stay on topic, Ryan, what 10 would you keep?
 
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