I've heard as picky as T blondi...not speaking from personal experience though.
Maybe someone with one can answer better. I want one myself, but feel the same way...to many horror stories of them and the T blondi dying as slings or juves for me to feel comfortable with spending the $$
They are a pricey tarantula!
I just saw one on e-spiderworld for $150. It was a 2" unsexed s'ling.
They really are impressive though, it would be great if you got the environmental considerations correct and it grew into a monster!
I've got one of these slings, well, it is pretty close to 2", all hairy and black with bright pink feet. Too bad they loose those when they grown. I keep her on the humid side but not swampy and she seem to be doing fine. I keep my T.blonde in the same type conditions, Both have molted and getting ready for larger homes