Advertisement Now, we oftentimes see lists on AB, YouTube, and everywhere else, talking about the BEST beginner Ts, but we never hear, you know, people talking about the WORST beginner Ts. So, with all that being said, state the T that, in your opinion, is the worst that a beginner could start with, and why. I hope that this thread can be helpful for new keepers, so I feel that while it is important to understand what makes a good beginner T, it is equally important to know about the Ts that aren’t suitable for beginners, and why one should gain some experience before attempting to keep them. I’ll start by saying Cyriopagopus minax and Cyriopagopus lividus. C. lividus (Cobalt Blue): C. minax (Thailand Black): Technically, I haven’t acquired my C. minax yet, but I’m getting one very soon, and I’ve heard (and seen) enough about them to justify their spot on this list. For starters, they are Obligate Burrowers, and it can be frustrating to a new keeper that wants to be able to see their T. They both require moist substrate, which is sometimes difficult for a new keeper to maintain properly. They are extremely defensive, and don’t have any problems throwing up a threat pose or biting. And being OW Ts, both bites from C. minax and C. lividus are absolutely debilitating, and have symptoms that can last for over a month. And last but not least, they are FAST. Their speed is incomprehensible, and their movements are hard to predict. I’ve had my Female C. lividus bolt up the side of a catch cup, up my arm, and onto my back, in a matter of SECONDS. Fortunately, I didn’t get bit, but it was still a sobering reminder of what these animals are capable of.... Those are my two nominations, what are yours? Hope this helps for any new keepers out there!