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Pick one genus

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Asmiro, Dec 22, 2018.

  1. Asmiro

    Asmiro Arachnopeon

    So I see someone made one of these back in 2017 but it’s the same idea with a little bit more added. If you were forced to keep only one genus which one would ya choose and why?

    Personally, I don’t have a lot of experience so my choices are limited, but I would pick Avicularia genus. Love arboreals and I like the webbing they make high up.
  2. Hardus nameous

    Hardus nameous Arachnobody Arachnosupporter

    Phormictopus. My sp. purple has the best feeding response out of all my spiders, T. stirmy included.
  3. nicodimus22

    nicodimus22 Arachnomancer Arachnosupporter

    Brachypelma. There is a lot of variety, they get big enough to see the colors and patterns easily, and they're very easy to care for.
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  4. BadWolf2189

    BadWolf2189 Arachnopeon

    I’m new to the hobby, but right now I’d say Brachypelma.
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  5. Xenesthis
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  6. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor

    Poecilotheria easily. Big, colorful, fast growing, etc.
    IMG_20181128_123227_187.jpg IMG_20181122_193136_025.jpg IMG_20180914_093425_307.jpg
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  7. antinous

    antinous Pamphopharaoh

  8. Asmiro

    Asmiro Arachnopeon

    I would of chosen pokies if I actually had raised any. Definitely on my list whenever I am ready for them. They are really beautifully, especially the metallica.
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  9. Thekla

    Thekla Arachnoprince Arachnosupporter

    I have to say Homoeomma, because I don't want to live without my little dirt architect. :p

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  10. FrDoc

    FrDoc Gen. 1:24-25 Arachnosupporter

    What @nicodimus22 said. Plus (and a HUGE plus), always out, unlike those "big, colorful, fast-growing, etc." pokies. Call me crazy, but I actually like to see a spider when I look into the enclosure, but that's just me.

    Honorable mention: Pamphobeteus, Phormictopus.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2018
  11. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnoreaper Arachnosupporter

    Brachypelma - There's loads of them, they're cool, they almost never hide, nuff said.

    Honourable mentions: Psalmopoeus, Nhandu
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  12. MetalMan2004

    MetalMan2004 Arachnolord Active Member

    I’d flip a coin between Poecs and Psalmos. The Poecs look a little cooler, but not when they’re hiding.
  13. PanzoN88

    PanzoN88 Arachnolord

    Harpactira (not my top favorite, as Homoeomma and Euathlus take that spot), it is a genus filled with very underrated species.
  14. SDCustom78

    SDCustom78 Arachnopeon

    Psalmopoeus. P. irminia C.F. 4.5 inches.jpg
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  15. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

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  16. Minty

    Minty @londontarantulas

    Chromatopelma, due to the variety.
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  17. WolfSoon

    WolfSoon Arachnoknight

    I feel the same way about my weirdo Bumba cabocla. :) Plus the genus name is just the best, so Bumba it is!

    What I wouldn’t give for a Bumba horrida, the slightly different looking version of the cabocla :p (For real though..:greedy:)
  18. Vanessa

    Vanessa Grammostola Groupie Arachnosupporter

    Grammostola... hands down. I can't get enough of them.

    Grammostola pulchra

    Grammostola pulchripes

    Grammostola porteri

    Grammostola grossa

    Grammostola actaeon

    Grammostola iheringi

    Grammostola rosea

    Grammostola sp. Concepcion

    Grammostola sp. Formosa
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  19. Cas S

    Cas S Arachnosquire Active Member

    im gonna pull a smart one and say haplopelma/cyriopagupus/lampropelma/omythmus/phorminghocholis because all the species are being moved around
  20. Mychajlo

    Mychajlo Arachnosquire

    Either Brachypelma or Poecilotheria all the way
    Both have amazing colors and Brachys are always out
    Pokies are fast growing and big and beautiful
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