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Loving Ts, some questions for a new one.

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Pyrelitha, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Pyrelitha

    Pyrelitha Arachnobaron

    Ok so I got my first T, a GBB, and I absolutely love it. I thought originally I would probably not want a second for awhile, but I already do! I really would like a terrestrial species. I am looking at the Brazilian giant white knee tarantula, if anyone has other suggestions please list them so I may research them! Preferably a beginner style species, and if people could list cheap set ups I could buy for them, I'd like to start young and then buy a more expensive enclosure only for their adult age.
  2. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnoking

    Common names can be confusing, there are several large NW species that carry that same moniker.

    I assume you mean either A.geniculata
    Or N.chromatus
    They can all be kept pretty much the same way, the nhandus tend to be more skittish and feisty.
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  3. Theneil

    Theneil Arachnoprince Active Member

    A quick search for Begginer Ts will offer a long list of mostly bew world terrestrials like those in the Brachypelma or Grammostola genera plus many more han i can list off the top of my head.

    For inexpensive enclosures, condiment cups, deli cups, and sterlite bins

    Is there anything more specific that you are looking for? Colors, Adult size, growth rate? It's going to end up a LONG list if you don't give a few more parameters. ;)
  4. StampFan

    StampFan Arachnodemon Active Member

    Some great YouTube vids on beginner Ts. Start there and narrow it down....
  5. Pyrelitha

    Pyrelitha Arachnobaron

    A. Genoculata was it. But essentially I want an easy T to care for that isnt expensive and readily available
  6. Pyrelitha

    Pyrelitha Arachnobaron

    Ok some parameters, something that does well in room temperature, has an ease of care, and availability. I dont mind color since I already have a gbb, Id like one that grows at any rate that isnt super slow, I want one thats gonna be a big eater.. uhm and I'd prefer if they were a docile species but thats ok to skip
  7. Pyrelitha

    Pyrelitha Arachnobaron

    And I'm going to look at all these homing enclosures now. Most are available at walmart I'd imagine
  8. Scarabyte

    Scarabyte Arachnosquire

    Genics are great. But Thrixopelma pruriens is decently common, very easy care and mine eats a ton. So ill toss that in the rec pile.
    Here's my lil sling, they also turn a really pretty dark green at larger sizes.
  9. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor

    A geniculata sounds perfect then. Fast growth, easy to keep, great eaters.

    Cage would depend on what size you're buying. Slings are readily available. Sexed females are too, probably.
  10. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    I will throw G. pulchripes n the mix....perfect beginner species.
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  11. Andrea B

    Andrea B Arachnopeon

    Some people may disagree, but my first T was a C. versicolor. Very easy to care for and mine is doing beautifully.
  12. PanzoN88

    PanzoN88 Arachnolord

    might I recommend a B. albopilosum, they are good eaters, very common, inexpensive, very easy to keep.

    If you are willing to splurge and if you can find one, I must recommend a B. schroederi, from observing mine, I can say that they are excellent eaters, better than Pamphobeteus Sp. in my opinion.
  13. StampFan

    StampFan Arachnodemon Active Member

    There is a better eater than a Pampho?!?
  14. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, I would have to see that to believe it, too.

    Once I fed a Pamph, then realized it had just molted...that Pamph crawled back into its old molt to grab one more meal before I could retrieve that roach:p....greedy ts they are.
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  15. Pyrelitha

    Pyrelitha Arachnobaron

    Wow so many suggestions.. I'm now between the A. Geniculata or the Thrixopelma pruriens
  16. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnoreaper Arachnosupporter

    I'd understand if the OP said "Red Rump" as that name is slapped on a heinous number of tarantulas from different genera from Brachys (multiple spp.) to Grammos (iheringi/actaeon) to Thrixies (cyaneolum/ockerti).

    If someone says "Brazilian Giant White Knee" then the only spider that comes to my mind is A. geniculata (N. coloratovillosus is "Brazilian Black & White" and N. chromatus is "Red & White Striped Birdeater", at least here anyway).
  17. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    I'm just gonna leave this here:

    And this:

    I think it's the third time this week I post this :woot:

    And for enclosures:
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  18. Nightshady

    Nightshady Dislike Harvester

    A. geniculata was my third T. Love her! Can’t go wrong with that one IMO.
  19. lvc

    lvc Arachnopeon

    A.geniculata is awesome! Mine is just a 1,5" sling and she's already developing the healthy A.geniculata temperament you can read about almost anywhere.
    She eats like a pig, mistakes everything for food (especially fresh water) and the only time I've seen her use her hide was during premolt.
    Wouldn't really say she's docile though, but care is simple and I'm having a ton of fun keeping her so far :)
  20. Pyrelitha

    Pyrelitha Arachnobaron

    For the A. Geniculta do I hve to spray a lot?? People seem to say they like humid environments
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