My noobie wish list, thoughts?

JoeyCortez

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A.versicolor
A.metallica
A.avicularia
C.cyaneopubescens
B.albopilosum
G.rosea rcf
G.pulchra
L.parahybana
P.platyomma

I'm not sure if all of these would be good beginner species but they are on my wish list to have one day. I do like the more colorful T's! Thoughts, or more to add that you would think I might like?
 

Chris LXXIX

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P.platyomma belongs more in the intermediate ones 'league'. Aside for the rest, not much of an 'avic' fan here but it's ok, man.

There's other 'brachy' like B.vagans, great attitude, a bit underrated. Also I strongly suggest you to skip G.rosea and go for a G.pulchripes... mark my words :-s
 
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Moakmeister

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I would add A. geniculata to that list
And knock off G. rosea. I will never understand why those have any appeal.
 

JoeyCortez

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P.platyomma belongs more in the intermediate ones 'league'. Aside for the rest, not much of an 'avic' fun here but it's ok, man.

There's other 'brachy' like B.vagans, great attitude, a bit underrated. Also I strongly suggest you to skip G.rosea and go for a G.pulchripes... mark my words :-s
Oh I have a G.pulchripes. I just think the rcf roseas are very pretty
 

Chris LXXIX

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I just think the rcf roseas are very pretty
No, they aren't bad... I'm not a 'grammo' hater, on that sense. I find their lazy rock attitude interesting. Didn't knew that you already had a G.pulchripes, that's why.
 

JoeyCortez

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No, they aren't bad... I'm not a 'grammo' hater, on that sense. I find their lazy rock attitude interesting. Didn't knew that you already had a G.pulchripes, that's why.
Yea it's my one and only right now :) I love the little guy!
 

Kayis

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I'll second the B. vagans and A. geniculata. Both are great additions for a beginner looking for a good feeding response and a bit more entertaining to keep.
 

SausageinaNet

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Avicularia Versicolor is now Caribena Versicolor so you want C.versicolor. I don't know much about P.platyomma but aside from that all the others are fine for a beginner.
 

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I'm not sure if all of these would be good beginner species but they are on my wish list to have one day. I do like the more colorful T's! Thoughts, or more to add that you would think I might like?
Everyone should have a pulchra. Though not colorful, who can resist that sleek, velvety black?

For colorful, Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens is hardy and makes interesting webs.

I love Avics, but I would continue to get a bit more experience before branching out into arboreals, as Avics are less tolerant of newbie mistakes and can be skittish.
 

Andrea82

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That is nice starter list indeed :)
Note that with P.platyomma mature males have that colour, so you won't be enjoying that for long.

If you want to go Avicularia/Caribena, you need to be preparing and learning first. This thread contains pretty much all you need
to know about them, except for the name switch.
http://arachnoboards.com/threads/avicularia-husbandry.282549/#post-2461399

I'd hold off on the L.parahybana, you'll probably get a sling of this species for free with another purchase, amd they don't grow as big as sellers lead you to believe.

Second vote for A.geniculata, fun to keep from slings to adult, just keep your fingers out of the enclosure, they consider anything moving to be food.
 

BrockiePelma

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It is true that avics need more care than others but i see no other species that could introduce beginners to arboreal types of Ts. So, id extremely suggest that you do ur homework and then some before you get 'em.

You might want to check out T.Ockerti because it is somewhat colorful, but is a little bit skittish and very prone to kicking hairs.
 

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I might suggest L. klugi or L. difficilis over the LP. The LP does get big, but it's a little plain-looking for my taste.

If your heart is set on G. rosea go ahead, but I feel like most people only get one because that's what pet stores have in stock.

If you haven't already, give these a look:



 

dragonfire1577

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After keeping a number of species including a G. pulchra I sold for being male, a few C. versicolor who were traded off for other species, and a G. pulchripes who I also traded off and I can say all of these species are quite fun If you want to get into T's. Now a species I don't see there which is by far my favorite species and the only T I still keep is Brachypelma emilia, mine is very calm and easy to work with, digs these crazy pits in the soil, has velvety blacks like a pulchra but now with this species your adding in bright reds to compliment that! and the species reaches decent size. Also recommend looking at scorps, my P. dictator (now owned by @Gsc ) was a very impressive specimen and a species well worth keeping, U. mordax was quite unique and Hadrurus arizonensis is also a lot of fun due to interesting tunneling and high activity levels. Hadrurus is also especially fun if kept communally with blue death feigning beetles because there is nothing funnier than looking into the tank and seeing a colorful beetle riding on an angry desert scorpion.
 

JoeyCortez

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Ok when I do decide to get another T I think I just might go with the A. Geniculata, I've watched a few vids with them and I love their eating response! Maybe I'll get two more and go with a brachy also! :) It'll be a little while since I've gotta save some more money up for them but it'll definitely be worth the wait! Thanks so much for all the replies!
 
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