- Feb 22, 2013
Unfortunately, @Ungoliant beat me to it. The lifespan on these spiders almost guarantees that more than one person will own them throughout their lifetime. It doesn't even have to be a long shot - breed a B. albopilosum and a B. emilia. Suddenly you've got 1000+ slings, and you need to sell them off. Will you sell to only the most responsible keepers? No, you'll sell them to anyone with green money. As is obvious by threads on this forum, people think that species and breeds are the same thing. Eventually you've got a novice keeper with a B. albopilosum/emilia mature male. What do you think they'll be labeled as - a completely worthless hybrid, a nearly worthless albo, or a $300 emilia?Besides, is this the best solution anyone can come up with? Are hybrids so terrible that their very existence negates any possibility of them being able to live their lives out? Is there no one out there that would take them to raise just because they value life? Is the wholesale killing of entire batches of babies the best idea we've come up with? That is a sad commentary in and of itself.