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Name your T's!

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by DnKslr, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. DnKslr

    DnKslr Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I was just curious about names of everyone's T's. I always see them referred to by the scientific name but what are the names you give them?
    Here's a list of the names for mine

    Rose hair~ Big Red/Rose Red
    Cobalt ~ Topaz
    Mexican Bloodleg female~ Tangerine (Tangy)
    Mexican Bloodleg male ~ Romeo Bob
    Mexican Fireleg ~ Rusty
    Mexican Red Knee ~ Trinity
    Mexican Red leg juvi~ Derby (runs like a racehorse!)
    Mexican Red leg baby~Sweetpea
    Mexican Flame Knee ~ Spot (hehehe!)
    Rio Grand Gold ~ Rio (this one was easy!)
    Brazilian Salmon Pink ~ Solomon
    Brazilian Salmon Pink ~ Sabor
    Brazilian Black~Raven
    Brazilian Black ~ Crow
    Chaco Golden~Deago
    Chaco Golden~Sid
    Curly Hair~ Dot
    Versicolor~ Glitter/Glimmer
    Brazilian White Knee ~*my favorite pet name*:D > Hannibal

    I still haven't come up with a name for an OBT but a friend of mine suggested,
    Cheddar Bob or Cheddar Betty cause I told her they were about the same color as cheddar cheese=D I was thinking of "Velocarachnid", LOL!
  2. KingBollock

    KingBollock Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Mexican Red Knee = Eric
    Chillean Rose = Colin
    Brazillian Black = Igor

    Going with the Hannibal theme, I have an Emperor Scorpion called Lecter.

    I have a Turtle whose name is often commented on, his name is Knob Neck.
  3. Beth-Tex

    Beth-Tex Arachnoknight Old Timer

    I name mine as well. :D

    Texas tan----------------Coco (because of the color)
    Desert blond------------Callisto ('cause she's kinda crazy)
    Rio Grande gold--------Goldie
    pinktoe (Avic avic)------Mo (short for Modesto 'cause that is where he/she is from......drove all the way from Calif with him/her)
    pinktoe (Avic avic)------Arlie (from Arlington Texas Reptile Show)
    Antilles pinktoe----------Gem
    Mexican redleg-----------Millie
    Mexican redleg-----------Lucky Too (see below.....was second one to be unpacked).......all lucky to be alive due to excellent packing!! (Dang Airborne!!)
    Mexican redleg-----------Lucky One (first one unpacked in a shipment from Airborne which arrived late in cold weather & I had to go to the main office to pick it up)
    Mexican redknee--------JJ (for 2 nieces of my housemate & their names start with J each)
    Mexican redknee--------BB (for Big Beauty/Big Butt) LOL
    Mexican redknee--------Ladybug (has special meaning)
    greenbottle blue--------Blue
    PZB-------------------------Little Miracle (not so little anymore) This one was also in the shipment from Airborne with the redlegs) Named Little Miracle because it was soooooo teeny & a miracle that it was alive.
    Chaco Golden Knee-----Chaco
    Brazilian black------------Xena ('cause she is dark & broody) hehe
    Brazilian black------------Midnight
    Chilean rose--------------8 ('cause he/she cost only $8.00) LOL
    Chilien Copper------------Lil' Chile
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2004
  4. Grael

    Grael Arachnolord Old Timer

    A Genic - Nova - Shes my first,my little star!
    P. Irminia - Isis- her beauty matches that of a Goddess
    P. Pulcher - Nemphis - Helps Isis and Anubus in the underworld.
    B. Beohmei - Blaze - fast as a bolt and firey red!
    B. Vagans - Yokoho - Means Danger in south african (the red)
    G. Rosea - Venus - Goddess of love, and shes pink
    B albip x 2 - Castor and Pollux - both from the same brood, so they brothers or sisters but anyway lol Castor and Pollux are the names of the gemini twins!
  5. tarantula_tom

    tarantula_tom Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Rose-- Madam Tyrant
    A. Avicularia-- Chaos
  6. L_mactans

    L_mactans Arachnolush Old Timer

    I still name each and every spider, I haven't run out of names yet. I figure I will stop naming them after 50 Ts. But I can still keep 35 names rolling around in my head.

    B smithi = Lorelei
    N coloratovillosus = Anastasia
    H lividum = Celeste
    P regalis = Edgar Allen (Poecilotheria!)
    A purpurea = Concord
    A versicolor = Lydia
    GBB = Psable
    B albopilosum = Flannel
    B auratum = Soberano
    H maculata = Oreo
    P irminia = Nike
    L cristata = Magdalena
    C brachycephalus = Victor
    L parahybans X3 = Chloe, Zoe, & Bill
    H gigas X3 = Legolas, Arwen, Moria
    B boehmi = Ember
    H sp. "longipedum" = Saki
    P murinus X6 = Sam, Cleopatra, Popcorn, Inca, Ora, Kenya
    C faciatum = Adehleid
    E pachypus = Bertha
    Aphonopelma sp = Francesca
    A geniculata = Rio
    G pulchra = Medianoche
    E aureopilosum = Dorado
    B vagans = Monterrey
    B emilia = Quintessa

    Kelly (L_mac)
  7. Iowa T Keeper

    Iowa T Keeper Arachnosquire Old Timer

    B. Smithi = Akasha
    B. Albopilosum = Electra
  8. burnpile

    burnpile Arachnosquire

    I name all my "non interactive" types of animals Cletus. Makes it much easier to remember their names whilst herbally medicated.
  9. rknralf

    rknralf Arachnolord Old Timer

    What a great thread, I still name a majority of my tarantulas, so here it goes
    A. geniculata female - Heran
    A. geniculata male - Gaiden
    A. moderatum unsexed - Blondie
    A. seemani female- Boo
    A. avicularia female 1 - Piglet
    A. avicularia female 2 - Peanut
    A. avicularia male - Aurora
    A. avicularia unsexed - Goldie
    A. versicolor male 1 - Violet
    A. versicolor male 2 - Hansel
    A. versicolor female - Gretel
    B. albopilosum female - Fuzzy
    B. albopilosum male - Fuzz
    B. emilia male - Hush
    B. smithi male - Emilio
    B. smithi female - Belle
    C. brachycephalus female - Isabel
    C. crawshayi male - CeCe
    C. cyanpubescens female - Aqua
    C. fasciatum unsexed - Tigger
    E. campestriatus male - Pickles
    E. uatuman unsexed - Oz
    E. pachypus female - Boots
    E. murinus female - Bones
    G. aureostriata female - Kumari
    G. aureostriata male - Sunshine
    G. pulchra female - BeBe
    G. pulchra male 1 - Velvet
    G. pulchra male 2 - Inkie
    G. rosea female 1 - Rose
    G. rosea female 2 - Midge
    G. rosea female 3 - Coffee
    G. rosea red phase female - Cherry
    H. lividum female - Midnight
    H. gigas female - trouble
    L. parahybana female - Goblin
    N. carapoensis female - Frick
    N. carapoensis male - Frack
    P. nigricolor unsexed - Starr
    P. chordatus female 1 - Cocoa
    P. chordatus female 2 - Hershey
    P. murinus female 1 - Oscar
    P. murinus female 2 - Sparky
    P. regalis male - Maximus
    P. irminia unsexed - Pumpkin

    I've also several unnamed tarantulas including:
    C. marshalli unsexed
    E. pachypus unsexed
    L. cristatus female
    N. coloratovillosus unsexed - 3
    N. carapoensis unsexed- 2
    P. regalis unsexed- 2
    P. miranda unsexed
    P. pulcher female
    P. murinus female - 2

    In addition, I've got vials of unnamed P. murinus (71) and G. rosea (29) spiderlings that I eventually hope to sell.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2004
  10. kellygirl

    kellygirl Arachnoprince Old Timer

    At one point, I had over 75 tarantulas in my collection and I had stopped naming them after 10. I know many people who have more than that--some name them, some don't. For me, it is just not realistic to name every one of them--especially spiderlings.

    When I was keeping spiderlings (all sold now), each one had an abbreviated "nickname." For instance, I had several Lasiodora dificilis spiderlings so they had labels on their deli cups: "LD1" "LD2" "LD3" etc. That way I could keep up with their molts.

    It doesn't mean I don't love my babies! I adore my spiders and talk to them when I come in the room. Right now, the only one in my collection with a name is my first spider: a G. rosea named Zion. I had to sell most of my collection awhile back and it absolutely broke my heart. I've only recently begun to rebuild it but I knew that I could never be without them. Maybe now that I'm focusing on adults and keeping a smaller number of them, I could start naming them again.


    P.S. Immortal_Sin and Nixy have some great names for the many tarantulas in their collections--thanks to their creative daughters! :)
  11. cricket54

    cricket54 Arachnoangel Old Timer

    So far I have only named my G. Rosea, which is
    Medussa, the lady with Snakes for her because
    she tries to be aggressive. Has only attacked
    things I have used in the tank like the cup when
    I was putting water in her bowl. She can be
    irritable. I kind of named my red knee either
    Elvira or Ozzie (after you know who) if I knew
    for sure it was a girl or boy. I have a P. urimius,
    GBB, Brazilian Red & White, and a H. curly hair
    that I am trying to think of names for. It would
    be easier for my family & I to talk about each
    individual one if they had a name. I love the
    names you guys have chosen. Was thinking of
    calling the B. red & white a spanish name,
    but haven't settled on one yet. She is really
    cool for such a 1/2 " spiderling.
  12. Trinity

    Trinity Arachnosquire Old Timer

    A. Avic- Ember - because her toes are pink like a burning ember.

    P. Murinus - RA - after the god of the sun.

    G. Pulchra - Mink - cause he's jet black and velvety.

    T. Blondi - Omni - cause she's gonna get really big.

    A. Purpurea - Haze - after Jimmy Hendrix's Purple Haze

    I also have an H. Lividium and a G. Rosea, but they are second instar and I've not named them yet.

    :) what a nice thread
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2004
  13. Immortal_sin

    Immortal_sin Arachnotemptress Old Timer

    LOL...thanks Kellygirl!
    I have way too many Ts right now, and we are terribly behind in naming them, but here are a few that Shelby named:

    Stinky Funeral
    Mrs. Fooklabooshay
    Hot Tamale
    ...well, you get the picture!

    I need to have Shelby pull some more names out of her imagination!
  14. clawingpanther

    clawingpanther Arachnopeon

    some skydivin' names...

    here are mine...

    b.smithi - Trax
    gbb - Tandi
    a.versi - Altie
    c.fasciatum - Fler
    g.pulchra - B'Li
    a.moderatum - Cypra
    p.formosa - Togi
    a.metallica - Ka'nopi
    p.irminia - Swup
    obt - Ryzer
    b.vagans - Boc
    g.aureostriata - Krazch

    peace, M
  15. caligulathegod

    caligulathegod Arachnodeity Old Timer

    Of my six, I've only named 3.

    B. smithi Trickie (after a close friend's AOL handle-she's also a red head).

    A. seemanni Zed (for Zebra).

    T. blondi Sasquatch.

    C cyaneopubescens Nothing yet. I'm leaning toward something Elvish.

    Pterinochilus sp. OBT No name yet. Might go with OBT, actually.

    A versicolor No name yet.

    I'm waiting until I get inspired for the last three. I think I did hit my limit, though. I only see myself lusting for one more spider, but I never come across it and I won't mail order it. G Pulchra. If I get that one, I have the name Morticia already picked out.
  16. wendy

    wendy Arachnopeon

    Usumbara Orange Baboon- Usa
    Brazilian Brown Golith Birdearter- legs
    Haitian Giant- Bob the Builder
    Theraophosa Blondi- Bob Jr.
    Pink Zebra Beauty- Rosie

    They have such different personalities, you almost have to give them names.
  17. esmoot

    esmoot Arachnobaron Old Timer

    I have never really named any of my pets before. Chameleons were named chameleon. Snakes were named snake and so on. To follow up on what Kelly said it would become pretty hard to name every t I have. The list below is a partial, out of date, with lots of updateds to be added and only the letters A-C. So...............they get ID#s.

    Acanthoscurria brocklehursti
    Acanthoscurria ferina
    Acanthoscurria ferina
    Acanthoscurria ferina
    Acanthoscurria geniculata
    Acanthoscurria geniculata
    Acanthoscurria geniculata
    Acanthoscurria geniculata
    Acanthoscurria juruenicola
    Aphonopelma bicoloratum
    Aphonopelma hentzi
    Aphonopelma hentzi
    Aphonopelma hentzi
    Aphonopelma hentzi
    Aphonopelma hentzi
    Aphonopelma hentzi
    Aphonopelma hentzi
    Aphonopelma hentzi
    Aphonopelma seemanni
    Aphonopelma seemanni
    Avicularia avicularia
    Avicularia braunshauseni
    Avicularia braunshauseni
    Avicularia laeta
    Avicularia laeta
    Avicularia laeta
    Avicularia laeta
    Avicularia laeta
    Avicularia laeta
    Avicularia laeta
    Avicularia laeta
    Avicularia laeta
    Avicularia metallica
    Avicularia metallica
    Avicularia metallica
    Avicularia metallica
    Avicularia metallica
    Avicularia minatrix
    Avicularia minatrix
    Avicularia purpurea
    Avicularia urticans
    Avicularia versicolor
    Avicularia versicolor
    Avicularia versicolor
    Avicularia versicolor
    Avicularia versicolor
    Avicularia versicolor
    Brachypelma albopilosum
    Brachypelma albopilosum
    Brachypelma albopilosum
    Brachypelma albopilosum
    Brachypelma albopilosum
    Brachypelma albopilosum
    Brachypelma albopilosum
    Brachypelma albopilosum
    Brachypelma albopilosum
    Brachypelma albopilosum
    Brachypelma boehmei
    Brachypelma boehmei
    Brachypelma boehmei
    Brachypelma boehmei
    Brachypelma boehmei
    Brachypelma boehmei
    Brachypelma boehmei
    Brachypelma klaasi
    Brachypelma pallidum
    Brachypelma smithi
    Brachypelma smithi
    Brachypelma smithi
    Brachypelma smithi
    Brachypelma vagans
    Brachypelma vagans
    Brachypelma vagans
    Brachypelma vagans
    Brachypelma vagans
    Ceratogyrus bechuanicus
    Ceratogyrus bechuanicus
    Ceratogyrus bechuanicus
    Ceratogyrus marshalli
    Ceratogyrus marshalli
    Ceratogyrus sanderi
    Ceratogyrus sanderi
    Ceratogyrus sanderi
    Chaetopelma gracile
    Chilobrachys sp. Asian Smokey
    Chilobrachys fimbriatus
    Chilobrachys fimbriatus
    Chilobrachys fimbriatus
    Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens
    Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens
    Citharischius crawshayi
    Citharischius crawshayi
    Citharischius crawshayi
    Crassicrus lamanai
    Crassicrus lamanai
    Crassicrus lamanai
    Crassicrus lamanai
    Crytopholis portoricae
    Cyclosternum fasciatum
  18. BigBadConrad

    BigBadConrad Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Mexican Fireleg: En Fuego

    other inverts:

    emperor scorps: Darth Vader, Nightmare, Elvira
    desert hairy scorp: Executioner
    AZ bark scorp: Sbarky (*as in ASU mascot Sparky)
    Puerto Rican giant centipede: Freight Train
    VIetnamese giant centipede (recently deceased): Atari

    arriving soon:

    female T. blondi: Deborah (*as in Deborah Harry)
    female genic: undecided
    female parahybana: undecided
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2004
  19. DnKslr

    DnKslr Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Holy cow! Some of you have LOTS and LOTS of T's! I love some of the names people have given there Ts. I may have to "borrow" a name or 2 since I'm running out of ideas. I still haven't named my Pink Zebra or my Chilean Dwarf yet. When I get a T blondi, I think I like the name "Maximus"(hope you don't mind rknralf) I'm also a fan of the movie Gladiator.
  20. heyjeyniceid

    heyjeyniceid Arachnobaron Old Timer

    out of 20, only i gets a name

    Aphonopelma Chalcodes a.k.a PEACH
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