What is the most rare T in the trade?

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Arachnobaron
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So what is the list of the top 10 in the pet trade as the hardest T's to get in the pet trade?

List them as the rarest and most $$$$.

I don't have any idea but there are people out there that does.
 

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To figure out a list is kind a hard, sinch they discoverer new species. The newest species is very attractive to many people. Still I think P.metallica is one of the expensive and attractive ones. Maybe Cyriopagopus sp "borneo blak" also.


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C_Strike

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rare = not many people have them..
It would have to be someone who lives somewhere with native Ts and has gone out and picked up and undescribed species..*for the fact he caught it, it could be the only one of its kind in captivity..who knows*
Otherwise the most famous would have to be poecilotheria smithi...
Though this is appearing much more frequently in the trade here in europe atm.
Its an odd Q to answer..
 

Merfolk

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Monocentropus balfouri...slings in the 4 digit prices CDN

P. metallica
P. Tigrinawesseli

etc
 

Brian S

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Some of the more rare species in the hobby dont command the high prices as the Pokes,Xenesthis etc.
 

Ando55

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Augacephalus breyerii, Phlogiellus spp., Reversopelma petersi, Pseudhapalopus spinulopalpus I'm sure there is more, I know only of a few members here having these spp.
 

CedrikG

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Harpactira spp.
Harpactirella spp.
Monocentropus balfouri
Augacephalus spp.


Are amont the rarest African species.
 

Thoth

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Its all about where you as to which is rarer in the trade, in Europe there are various species that one can easily get whereas in the US it would be as rare as hen's teeth, and vice versa.
 

Cheshire

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Actually, I'd have to say male specimens of E. pachypus here in the states.
 

funnylori

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I guess this kinda follows the same track... Are Iridoplema very uncommon in the US?
 

Argus

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I've got an Aphonopelma behlei and I know those are rather rare to find on the market... especially when you have a mature male and need to find a breeding partner for it.
 

spinnekop04

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Rarest Sp.s

Cool, I have some Harpactira, Harpactirella, and I'm pretty sure theres no supply outside of South Africa.;P
 

CedrikG

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Yes they're common in the south africa.

You are one very lucky guy.
 

PhilR

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Cool, I have some Harpactira, Harpactirella, and I'm pretty sure theres no supply outside of South Africa.;P
Harpactira spp. are as far as I can see endemic to South Africa, however Harpactirella spp. are also found in West Africa and parts of Morocco according to Dr. A. Dippenaar-Schoeman :)
 
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Fishstix

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you right, but harpactirella magna is only found in the eastern cape and it's quite a lovely little burrowing species. sort of a nice lemon/mustard yellow colour with a very distinct starburst pattern;P
 

metallica

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cheers for reminding me! i have to ask for an update of the eggsac that my female Harpactira sp is holding!

 

Moltar

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How about the rare and elusive Oldthreadus revivus common name Fishstix.
 
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