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Kirsten

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The Poecilotheria is a genus that is referred to as 'Old World". Meaning they come from Asia, Africa,etc. rather than the Americas,Mexico,etc. They usually don't have urticating hairs (maybe none do, but I think at least one species does) and have a more potent venom. Thy tend to bite first and ask questions later when feeling threatened unlike the 'New World' T reputation. Arboreal in nature, and among the most beautiful T's in the world. I have none and won't.;) There are many on here that can give you more info.
 

xhexdx

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I'm not aware of any old world species that have urticating hairs.
 

Kirsten

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Me neither,but I couldn't remember if one was mentioned a while back or not.
 

Fran

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The Poecilotheria is a genus that is referred to as 'Old World". Meaning they come from Asia, Africa,etc. rather than the Americas,Mexico,etc. .
Mexico is in North America :) ;)
 

forrestpengra

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As well they tend to be a bit more flighty but that could be argued. Additionally, as many keepers will tell you they have the ability to 'teleport'. Their speed is nothing short of incredible. I have a Poecilotheria miranda that when I was rehousing, I opened her container and she ran all the way across the room before I could even blink. Until you are confident you can manage something so fast, with higher than average venom please wait.

They are some of the most beautiful T's there are. I have 5 different species and am hoping to acquire one of each (that are available in the pet trade).
 

Imbrium

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I'm sure he was just pointing out that since Mexico is part of "the Americas" there is no need to differentiate between the two.
 
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