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Nhandu coloratovillosus vs. nhandu chromatus vs. Acanthoscurria geniculata

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by testdasi, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. bliss

    bliss Arachnoprince Old Timer


    lol, yeah.. they aren't the most aggressive but they are impressive. i agree about the handling, i handled my genic female, she was about 6.5"... and all that happened was my hands were itchier than heck. but not all are like that, i've had roseas that were more defensive than some obt's i had. lol

    therefore, i'd go with geniculata if you had to only get one.

  2. Moltar

    Moltar ArachnoGod

    That pic was actually almost the very scenario you describe. When I opened the lid she charged from her burrow to where you see her and tagged the lid, actually scratching my fingertip in the process. (The closest i've been to an actual bite, there was zero envenomation, btw.) I shut the lid, checked my tiny wound, grabbed my camera then snapped a quick pic. She's like this just about all the time.

    Maybe I should get her on video...
  3. Mine is similar, always good for a theatrical production. She does calm right down when we handle her, though.

    --the nature boy
  4. mikie

    mikie Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Thanks for all your advice, very useful and informative.
    At first, Im not sure if I have chosen the right T - Nhandu Coloratovillosus.
    I like to handle Ts. I got a B.Smithi & Greenbottle Blue which I handle quite often. May be the N.C. is the right step towards the semi-docile ones. By the way, any experience of N.C. biites, nasty bite ?
    Thanks again
  5. Lennie Collins

    Lennie Collins Arachnobaron

    I own one and she has never went into the threat posture. I AM NOT sayin' it will not bite!
  6. Check out the bite reports, I'm sure there's something.

    --the nature boy
  7. mikie

    mikie Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Nhandu coloratovillosus

    Yesterday when I checked it, it molted. Still very active, wandering around.
    When should I start to feed it. BTW, I want to know if it is a male or female.
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2009
  8. testdasi

    testdasi Arachnoangel

    Can't tell from this angle. You need either the molt skin (more accurate) or pic of the underside (less accurate).
  9. when its fangs harden and turn black! a week or probably longer i would guess...
  10. mwh9

    mwh9 Arachnoknight

    I have a Nhandu coloratovillosus, it almost always looks like this. Bite you I will.

    View attachment 74401
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2008
  11. mikie

    mikie Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Nhandu coloratovillosus

    Today, I tried it with a cricket and he ate it. Later, I found the fangs are still red. Will I hurt it ? I guess if he took it, it should be O.K. Shall I try another cricket tomorrow ?
  12. testdasi

    testdasi Arachnoangel

    He ate it, fangs are still red, and you still want to feed more????

    Wait another week!!!
  13. 7mary3

    7mary3 Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Sounds like you might be answering your own question here......
  14. Singbluemymind

    Singbluemymind Arachnobaron

    i would say go for the Nhandu coloratovillosus. i have a big female and she is always out chillen where i can see her. my MM male is skittish and defensive but the female is really calm and lets me handle her all the time
  15. Singbluemymind

    Singbluemymind Arachnobaron

    can't say for sure but i have both and it looks much more like the male
  16. adele:)

    adele:) Arachnopeon

    Hello all,I have a nahandu Chromatus and i love her she is awesome,My partner bought her as a brazilian white knee:wall: Bless
    She is out a fair bit,She doesnt like me much though :eek:
  17. ekul

    ekul Arachnopeon

    i have a chance to get a 1/2 genic. or a 3/4 chromatus (slightly more expensive)
    i'd also like to be able to handle them both
    which one please reply fast
  18. BLinKin

    BLinKin Arachnopeon

    My big N. Color. has never been to shy, she is always out of her den waiting for her next meal. When she attacks hers meals you can feel the vibration of her thumping across the tank, its quite amazing. I haven't Owned a genic. or a Chrom., So my vote goes for the Coloratovillosus!
  19. sierra53

    sierra53 Arachnopeon

    I have a 2.5" chrom...never had one before i will say its a slow grower, unless you power feed them i guess they could go through molts faster but mine has been as about fast at brachys grow maybe even slower. Just molted colors are nice with nice white bands around the legs. to me temperment has been about the same as my B.vegans,or B. emilia nothing real crazy but since its still a sling i will see. And is always out dosnet want to burrow much, that may be becuase i have not offered it much space to burrow in . Next cage will be deeper and let him/her burrow , yes it will eat just about any size crix i put in the cage.
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