Pick one genus

asunshinefix

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I'm torn between Grammostola and Pamphobeteus. Pamphos are so gorgeous but I'm equally obsessed with my G. pulchra. And my G. pulchripes. And even my angry old mature male porteri; I love his attitude but he's not especially difficult to deal with for a defensive dude. And sometimes I just stare at my G. actaeon for ages because she's SO FLUFFY. I just like easy, beautiful terrestrials I guess.
 

Lil Paws

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Homeoemma... I know it's limited, but if we had to choose just one, the Homeoemma Chilensis are our favorites. They have so much personality!
 

Asmiro

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Wasn’t expecting this many people to reply but it’s great to see everyone’s opinion. Was expecting to see people choose more old worlds for some reason than new worlds. Also, taking a look but pokies being the most commonly chosen OW doesn’t surprise me too much.
 

Jonas0

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Not a tarantula, but I'm absolutely in love with linothele. One of the most amazing spiders in the hobby in my opinion. :)
 

l4nsky

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Poecilotheria. Large, colorful, fast, challenging, and rare in the wild. I'm looking forward to working with Phormingochilus though, they might supplant the pokies in the future.
 

Vanisher

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I would choose between my favourite 2 genus. Pterinochilus and Phormictopus! But i think i woul go for Phormictopus. Why? They are extreamly good looking, they get large and they generally have character! I like spiders with attitude! They mostly derives from the west indies, and i personally likes the west indies! And most of them are fast growing!
But mosly i like them for their looks and coloration!
But there are many nice spiders so its hard to just keep spiders from one genus!
 

Arachnophoric

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A fella loves his Psalms. Well-rounded, attractive genus with a decent amount of variation size/looks, fun webbing/burrowing behavior, some of them are reclusive but others are out in the open regularly, fantastic appetites, nice growth rates, no urticating hair, relatively easy to breed.... I can go on. ;)

I also enjoy that OW 'tude in a NW packaging. :D
 

Ian Brush

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I would choose Grammastola just for the pulchra.

Thankfully we don't actually have to make this choice ;)
 
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Sarkhan42

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What’s the temperament on the Cotztetlana like? I’m considering one because their back legs are so MEATY! LOL.
They're generally pretty calm. They can be a little skittish in terms of running to the burrow when disturbed, but are generally pretty out and about and laid back. Good eaters too.
 

fried rice

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Dolichothele because they are small and don’t have any urticating hair. They are also really beautiful! My first tarantula is a dolichothele diamantinensis :)
 

Brachyfan

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Screen name says it all! But I have to add that I absolutely love my Grammastolas as well.
 

WolleWolf

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If I had to choose one genus, then Brachypelma. Full grown Brachys look absolutely amazing. And they are always out!
 

jezzy607

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It changes by day/week/month/year between Aphonopelma, Brachypelma, and Pterinochilus.
 

spideyspinneret78

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I think that if I had to choose one genus, I would choose Pamphobeteus. Large size, aggressive feeders, and a simply stunning array of bright, brilliant coloration. Someday (when my budget allows), I'd love to get a P. ultramarinus. Stunningly beautiful.
 
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