If you want something a little slower than a Psalmopoeus, you can get an Avicularia (2" or larger, no slings for your first). Just be sure to follow the instructions here, as Avics are less tolerant of newbie errors. (Ideally, post pictures of your setup to get feedback before you add the spider.)I want to get an arboreal but I don't know which ones are good for beginners since I have never had an arboreal tarantula before
Where can I get one in Europe??IME langenbucheri is out more than any other arboreal I have kept. I would recommend it as it isnt defensive and only grows 4inches max
There have been a few breedings very recently in your countryFor all those people recommending Avics: My A. huriana is the most skittish T I own, given to racing, even jumping, around it's enclosure even at small disturbances. I've already had two near escapes and I've only had it a month. All my Psalmos are easier to deal with, even my irminia. I'd still go with the cambridgei, though, they are generally the most relaxed Psalmos.
Where can I get one in Europe??
They're still not as fast as a Psalmo. Nothing wrong with skittish, the issue is the speed difference (most Avics, I did say avoid diversipes lol, I had a full grown huriana many years ago, had no issues with it but I never gave it a chance to run) and venom strength.For all those people recommending Avics: My A. huriana is the most skittish T I own, given to racing, even jumping, around it's enclosure even at small disturbances. I've already had two near escapes and I've only had it a month.
I wouldn't suggest a P.irminia as first arboreal... they tend to be defensive. I've saw (believe me or not) P.irminia with more attitude than certain 'Pokies'.
Plus they love to hide. This is not a 'Cons' for me but.
Psalmopoeus cambridgei is the perfect arboreal for start: easy to care, hardy, not (IMO) defensive at all, keeper errors-forgiving, females reach a nice size...