New T Suggestions

Nitibus

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So I have convinced my G/F that since I can only buy crickets in dozens, I need three more T's :)

This is what I was thinking :

B. Smithy ( something to hand train)
G. aureostriata ( something big, but not mean )
Cyclosternum fasciatum ( something to look at ) ... but I will I see it ?

I only have one GBB now. Is there anything I should know ( outside of humidity levels ) about these different species ?
 

Mina

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The big difference between those three is size, the fasciatum is somewhat like a GBB, they web a lot, they are opportunistic about where they hang out, and they are fast, and they are a dwarf species.
The smithi is mid sized, pretty, docile, does not hide a whole lot, but can be a hair kicker.
If you want a good handling T the chaco wins. Its a big T, up to 8 inches as an adult, not as flashy looking as the other two, but still beautiful, brown with gold striping on the legs.
I wouldn't recommend trying to handle a fasciatum, they are a little to speedy. Hope this helps.
 

scjones22

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Well you are on the right track IMO. Smithi's seem to take a long time to grow but they are well worth it when they do get larger. The Chaco is going to be a gentle giant, kinda like a teddy bear. But on the other hand your GBB is a "DO NOT LOOK AT THE WRONG WAY T" they are super skittish and the will kick hairs at anything that rubs them wrong. But I have all of these Ts and I enjoy them to the fullest. Hope you think the same.
 

mrbonzai211

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instead of a B. smithi, how about a B. emilia. Pretty much the same T only more color.
 

Ando55

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I would prefer an emilia over a smithi as well, bump in for the aureostriata as I love mine. :D
 

PinkLady

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My C.fasciatum I see very rarely. Beautiful T...big time webber...not something to handle at all. The smithi is a beatiful T also but I would never handle due to the hair kicking...it's a horrible feeling when it happens to you. Now my G.aureostriata...another beauty and can be handled. I don't hold my T's anymore unless it's by accident where they fly up onto my hand and I think to myself...how much is this gonna hurt..lol I agree that the B.emilia is another very attractive T. I have a thought for ya....when I can't decide...I just buy them all. :D
 

Nitibus

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My C.fasciatum I see very rarely. :D
That's what I'm afraid of. If I wanted to get a beautiful spider I'd never see I'd get a Colbolt Blue ( H. lividum )

What about a Xenesthis immanis. Yet I have this feeling it's a " high needs " T
 

ErikH

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If you want something to look at, you can't go wrong with an acanthoscuria geniculata. Big, nice looking, and nearly always visible.
 

Nitibus

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Personally the acanthoscuria geniculataerso just isn't flashy enough... thanx though. It looks alot like the golden knee.

What's " flashy " low maintence, and won't hide all the time ?
 

green_bottle_04

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how about Phormictopus Cancerides? big, attitude, awsome coloring and great looking starburst pattern on the carapace.
 

Midnightrdr456

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even though its not a great handling T, what about L. Parahybana? They get BIG (about T blondi size), they are very forgiving about husbandry, and they are very pretty. Also they are almost always out once they have a good amount of size on them.
 

Nitibus

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Hmm The Hatian T looks just mean... No thanks. A Brazilian Salmon Pink I don't think would be enough of a " show " T. I'll have the Chaco for size...

What's the " flashy-est " T out there, that doesn't hide all the time or always want to make a meal of me ?
 

ErikH

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Most of them are going to hide as slings. How about aphonopelma bicoloratum? They are slow growing, but very colorful.
 
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