Prettiest Poecilotheria?

Which Pokie is Prettiest?

  • P. ornata

    Votes: 3 8.6%
  • P. regalis

    Votes: 12 34.3%
  • P. striata

    Votes: 2 5.7%
  • P. smithi

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • P. fasciata

    Votes: 1 2.9%
  • P. smithi

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • P. pederseni

    Votes: 1 2.9%
  • P. subfusca

    Votes: 9 25.7%
  • P. rufilata

    Votes: 5 14.3%
  • P. formosa

    Votes: 2 5.7%

  • Total voters
    35

invertepet

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Pretty simple - which do you think looks the best? Notice I am not including miranda and metallica, since almost none of us (if any) have ever seen either in person, and you can only have 10 choices! :p

And as a side-thread topic: How do YOU pronounce Poecilotheria?

bill
 
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LaRiz

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I gotta go with P. regalis. If they weren't so common in the hobby they would be the high end species. They're large, have a contrasting black and white, and bright lemon-yellow caution banding.
I'm surprised that P. ornata isn't up there. They're a close second to me. All that purple.
Poecilotheria (pee-suh-luh-THI-ree-uh) according to an ATS Forum article (July/Aug. '97), A Key to the Pronunciation and Meaning of Scientific Names of Popular Species, written by Henry F. Beechhold, English Professor at the College of NJ.
john
 

petitegreeneyes

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I too chose the P.Regalis with Ornata being my second choice. My Heidi is really gorgeous and my Isis is a close second, even though my rufiliata is pretty too. But overall without the metallica as a choice I picked the regalis.
 

motorteipidpa

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man,ive really been slaughtering it then.i thought it was pronounced poke-ilo-theer-ia
Tom
 

atavuss

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Originally posted by invertepet
Pretty simple - which do you think looks the best? Notice I am not including miranda and metallica, since almost none of us (if any) have ever seen either in person, and you can only have 10 choices! :p

And as a side-thread topic: How do YOU pronounce Poecilotheria?

bill
I pronounce it "poke" everyone will know what I am talking about......
:D
Ed
 

invertepet

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Originally posted by LaRiz

I'm surprised that P. ornata isn't up there. They're a close second to me. All that purple.
Ornata's up there...
 

Venom

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I voted for subfusca , but I also really like rufilata.
 

AlbinoDragon829

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P. Metallica is the best, hands down. You can't get any better than a blue and black pokie.
 

dilleo

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miranda for me. no other pokey I like more than miranda. HEAR THAT!?

-Jeremy
 

Joy

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Originally posted by LaRiz
I gotta go with P. regalis. If they weren't so common in the hobby they would be the high end species. They're large, have a contrasting black and white, and bright lemon-yellow caution banding.
I'm surprised that P. ornata isn't up there. They're a close second to me. All that purple.
john
Interestingly, I've found P. regalis shows some purple, too, at least in photographs. The picture below is a regalis carapace and not touched up in any way. Must be some kind of refractive light effect, as I've never noticed it with the naked eye.

Joy
 
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Tarantula Lover

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hey

great pic Joy, and i think the regalis looks the best by far!

James

P.S- if metallica was in the pet trade, then definatily that!
 
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