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Really agressive T?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by PetrZ, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    Try the Asian Snipers: Chilobrachys, Cyriopagopus, Ornithoctonus, Selenocosmia, Haplopelma, Lampropelma maybe?
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  2. Rob1985

    Rob1985 This user has no status. Old Timer

    Selenocosmia isn't an Asian species, but they're still nutty and awesome... as are all of the rest of the T's on your list! But they're all pet holes though.
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  3. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    Genus Selenocosmia is found both on Australian and Asian continent actually.
    I own none of these genera, and not planning to :eek: closest thing I've got is an Orphnaecus sp. Blue Panay.
    Of course, I have said that about Pokies as well. And baboons. :angelic:
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  4. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Not sure why you'd want any tarantula to be aggressive. A tarantula being defensive means it's stressed.

    Now an aggressive feeding response is entirely different.
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  5. PetrZ

    PetrZ Arachnopeon

    You can be right. Does it change something? And why I asked? As you could see, I had some idea, but I wanted to know more about comparation to OBT. And, of course, someone could have something better than I. Simply - I had an idea and wanted to be sure and know whether I have not missed something. Is it wrong?
  6. PetrZ

    PetrZ Arachnopeon

    Sorry, "aggressive" was wrong expression. I know that T are not aggressive. I mean fast, moving a lot, prefering not to hide... I do not like to stress tarantulas, for example, I have feeding holes in all of my enclosures, so I do not have to open enclosure when feeding, but only let crickets fall inside, but sometimes it is necessary to make some changes or bigger cleaning.
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  7. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX ArachnoGod Active Member

    Pakistan, Philippines, Myanmar, Vietnam, India, China, Laos, the Java/Sumatra/Sulawesi area etc
  8. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    I think Grammostola iheringi could be the tarantula you're looking for. My lass is almost always out. Plus she loves her food.

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  9. Rob1985

    Rob1985 This user has no status. Old Timer

    To be honest I've never researched them enough past Australia. lol
  10. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    Maybe some confusion with Selenotypus?
  11. Garth Vader

    Garth Vader Arachnohipster

    I have a Phormictopus autatus sling. It doesn't do too much now, mainly it eats, makes a mess, and buries itself. But from what I understand they are quite defensive when they are bigger. Instead of kicking urticating setae or retreating, they can tend to defend their space with threat postures and trying to bite- like they will run out of their hide freaking out when you go in to do maintenance. So that could be a species to consider? I think @The Grym Reaper has one of these too- does that sound about right?

    I am also a NW keeper and very much not in it for the adrenaline rush, so that's about the only input I have on this topic!
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  12. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnoreaper Arachnosupporter

    I'm not 100% on what mine is, I ordered a P. cancerides and then I found out over a month later when it moulted that it wasn't what I'd ordered, I think it's P. atrichromatus, it's almost as nasty as my B. hamorii anyway.

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  13. Garth Vader

    Garth Vader Arachnohipster

    I was hoping that your B. hamorii would get a mention on this thread. :)
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  14. nicodimus22

    nicodimus22 Arachnomancer Arachnosupporter

    If mine looks like that when it grows up, I'm naming it Duracell. So pretty!
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  15. I just got my first two slings 4 days ago (and I do mean my first two, as in, I've never own a T before), and among these two is a L Parahybana. I've been told and read that they can kick hairs and be intimidating by their size, but I haven't been told about them being fast or super anxious of anything in their enclosure. In fact, it has been suggested multiple time as a good beginner species. I'm a little scared now, although the guy is so small that it'll be a couple years before it reaches that size.
  16. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnoking

    They make for fine beginner species. Lasiodora grow fast, eat well and are super easy to raise, and quite hardy too . By the time your specimen is around 3'' you will have learned a great deal about general tarantula behavior.
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  17. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    Looks like a P. cancerides to me...what makes you think its not?
  18. Rob1985

    Rob1985 This user has no status. Old Timer

    Yeah, that looks like a P. cancerides to me.
  19. miamc12321

    miamc12321 Arachnopeon

    So was I!!
  20. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    No need to be scared at all. They can be grumpy sometimes, and food-aggresive, that's all. I wouldn't classify L.parahybana as a defensive species per se. Just keep fingers out of the enclosure and you'll do fine ;)
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