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Bjorgly

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Hi all, i will be adding to the collection soon, i already have an a.geniculata and a b.smithi. I will for sure be getting a a.seemani and an emperor scorpian....but those combined dont even equal what im paying for overnight shipping so i need to make it more worth my while. I decided against a L.parahybana due to the fact i only have access to slings and that a 10 inch spider would make me too nervous. So id like anyone's help with suggestions of 1 or 2 spiders (terrestrial or semi aboreal) that would be excellept picks and arnt too too expensive. I'd also prefer something that doesnt like to stay in its burrow 24/7 and nothing overly aggressive. I am picky! but i know there are some out there who meet the criteria!

Thanks,

Mark
 

Code Monkey

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Well, you sound sort of like me in what you like (doesn't burrow, not too aggressive, doesn't cost as much as a new video card), although if a 10" Salmon Pink makes you nervous, what about the 9" Giant White Knee you'll have? Does the 1" really make that much difference to you? ;)

At any rate, here are some nice Ts that you might consider:
Aphonopelma bicoloratum
Brachypelma emilia
Cyclosternum fasciatum
Grammostola aureostriata
Grammostola pulchra

They're all colorful, relatively docile, under 10", and relatively inexpensive.
 

Vayu Son

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Chromatopelma cyanopubescens(greenbottle blue) is a T with really beautiful coloration and a decent disposition that is good for displays.

-V
 

Code Monkey

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I thought about the greenbottle, but I decided to list the species that I've found really impress me persnally. I think that C. cyanopubescens is a T best for impressing non-T people. I got one but I'll never get another one after this one dies. Colorful, yes. Aesthetic, hell no. It's got one of the most un-T like bodies even compared to old worlders and the colors truly are garish. They're inexpensive enough that they're worth a try as a T, but just not my thing.
 

MrT

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The greenbottlt blue is a good choice cause they change color with every molt while young, real cool spider.

The G. pulchia is also a great spider. Jet black and super sweet..

To many to choose from. :? :? . That why people have so many.:D

E.T
 

Bjorgly

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Thanks for the suggestions, CM you make a good point, my genic will be 9 inches in a year or less yikes! I think more than size i did not want a sling because i dont want to deal with males. I think ill go for a g.pulchra if i dont have to take out a mortgage for a nice one!

Mark
 

Vayu Son

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G.pulchra should be nice in just about every way possible. They look velvet.

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Immortal_sin

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may I also recommend the E campestratus and the G areostriatum? They are hardy, terrestrial, docile, and don't seem to hide much (as they get older anyway)
 

Bjorgly

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I forgot to mention i am getting the chaco golden knee as soon as Chris' Creepy Crawlies can get them in. I highly reccomend him by the way if your in canada and need some inverts. If i remember correctly skin head dave bought from him before and had similar positive experiences. I think i might like the g.pulchra at like 2 inches or so so i can try to handle it...im to scared to handle my redknee even!

Mark
 

Immortal_sin

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I handled my adult G pulchra the other day for the first time, and wish I had not. Oh man....that is the itchiest T I have! WHY do I have to be sensitive to all the ones that are easiest to handle?!
Good for you on the Chaco, they are lovely!
Unfortunately, I'm pretty certain mine is a male (of course!)
 

Bjorgly

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Yeah i think im making some good choices for my likings. I enjoy the fact that a chaco is a "gentle giant" and gets big and looks good, basically everything i want without being aggressive!

Mark
 
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