What is your collection composed of mostly?

Terrestrial, Fossorial or Arboreal? NW or OW?


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antinous

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Curious to see what people’s collection is mad up of.

Terrestrial or fossorial or arboreal?
NW or OW?
 

chanda

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While I have a little of everything, the majority of my spiders are NW terrestrial species. I started with those because they are easy to take care of, frequently out in the open, and don't have the potent venom of the OW spiders. (That said, I do have OW Ts as well now.)

I used to only have a few tarantulas (2 NW terrestrial, 1 NW arboreal, and 1 OW arboreal), but then I increased my collection for a presentation on South American tarantulas that I did for a Geography Day event at my local library. If I'm being honest, I didn't need to buy more spiders for the event - but it gave me an excuse to do so! That definitely left my collection heavily weighted toward NW terrestrials.
 

BoyFromLA

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Terrestrials > fossorials > arboreals

0.1.1 Brachypelma hamorii
0.0.1 Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens
0.0.1 Lasiodora difficilis
0.0.1 Brachypelma baumgarteni
0.1.0 Grammostola pulchripes
0.0.1 Brachypelma klaasi
0.1.2 Caribena versicolor
0.0.1 Dolichothele diamantinensis
0.0.2 Neoholothele incei
0.1.3 Brachypelma schroederi
0.0.1 Ephebopus cyanognathus
0.0.1 Idiothele mira
0.0.1 Encyocratella olivacea
0.0.2 Grammostola pulchra
0.0.1 Pamphobeteus antinous
0.0.1 Harpactira pulchripes
0.0.1 Pterinochilus murinus
0.0.1 Chilobrachys fimbriatus
0.0.1 Theraphosa blondi
0.0.1 Thrixopelma ockerti
0.0.1 Grammostola iheringi
0.0.1 Psalmopoeus irminia
0.0.1 Orphnaecus philippinus
0.0.1 Chilobrachys Sp. Electric Blue
0.0.1 Ornithoctonus aureotibialis
0.0.1 Ephebopus murinus
0.0.1 Hysterocrates laticeps
0.0.1 Aphonopelma bicoloratum
0.0.2 Aphonopelma mooreae
0.0.3 Bumba cabocla
0.0.1 Avicularia perpurea
0.0.1 Aphonopelma joshua
0.0.4 Cyriocosmus elegans
0.0.1 Acanthoscurria geniculata
0.0.1 Brachypelma boehmei
0.0.1 Phormingochilus sp. rufus
0.0.1 Phormictopus cancerides
0.0.1 Brachypelma annitha
0.0.1 Brachypelma auratum
0.0.1 Xenesthis sp tenebris
0.0.1 Pamphobeteus sp. paisa
0.0.1 Lampropelma nigerrimum
0.0.4 Brachypelma albopilosum
0.0.1 Brachypelma albiceps
0.0.1 Xenethis immanis
 

AnitaTC

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I mostly have new world terrestrials. Then again I started branching out into old worlds barely 2 years ago after 4 years of sticking to new world T's. Although I do love my Avics.
 

rosehaired1979

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Terrestrial
A. genic
B.baumgarteni
B.emilia
B.klaasi
GBB
G.pulchripes
I.mira
LP
L.klugi
M.robustim
P.sazami
T.stirmi

Aboreal
C.sp Hati Hati
L.viloceps
P.formosa
2 P.metallica
2 P.miranda
P.rufilata
2 P.regalis
P.striata
P.tigerwessli

Even on both ends lol
 

LV-426

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I had everything at one point. Now I all just have are a P. cancerides, P. auratus, and just got 2 B. hamorii slings the other day.
 

Ungoliant

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I like having a mix of different types.

New World Terrestrial
  • Acanthoscurria geniculata
  • Brachypelma emilia
  • Bumba cabocla
  • Davus pentaloris
  • Grammostola pulchra x2
  • Neoholothele incei
  • Phormictopus sp. "south Hispaniola"

New World Arboreal
  • Avicularia avicularia x3
  • Psalmopoeus cambridgei
  • Psalmopoeus irminia

Old World Fossorial
  • Augacephalus ezendami
  • Ceratogyrus marshalli (she's been a pet hole since I got her over a year ago)
 

The Grym Reaper

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There was a similar thread comparing ratio of terrestrial/arboreal/fossorial here.

19 arboreal
9 fossorial
40 terrestrial

11 OW
56 NW
 
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Minty

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I have an almost even split, but one more OW. I've got a pretty even mix of all types too.
 

Teal

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The majority of my collection (70ish out of 100ish) are African baboon species... so, Old World. They vary from terrestrial to fossorial to arboreal depending on the species.

After that, New Word Terrestrials would be next... Aphonopelma and Brachypelma account for probably close to a dozen specimens. Then have half a dozen Old World Arboreals (Pokies). The remaining few are scattered about.
 

SonsofArachne

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Tarantulas (NW)

1) 0.0.1 Acanthoscurria brocklehursti
2) 0.1.0 Acanthoscurria geniculata
3) 0.1.0 Aphonopelma chalcodes
4) 0.0.1 Aphonopelma hentzi
5) 0.1.0 Aphonopelma seemanni
6) 0.0.1 Avicularia braunshauseni
7) 0.1.0 Avicularia metallica
8) 0.1.3 Avicularia purpurea
9) 0.0.2 Brachypelma albiceps
10) 0.1.0 Brachypelma boehmei
11) 0.1.1 Brachypelma emilia
12) 0.1.0 Brachypelma hamorii
13) 0.1.0 Brachypelma klaasi
14) 0.0.1 Brachypelma sabulosum
15) 0.0.1 Brachypelma vagans
16) 0.1.0 Caribena versicolor
17) 0.1.0 Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens
18) 1.0.0 Dolichothele diamantinensis
19) 0.1.0 Grammostola iheringi
20) 0.1.0 Grammostola pulchra
21) 0.1.1 Grammostola pulchripes
22) 0.1.2 Lasiodora parahybana
23) 0.1.0 Megaphobema robustum
24) 0.1.0 Nhandu chromatus
25) 0.0.1 Nhandu coloratovillosus
26) 0.1.0 Psalmopoeus irminia
27) 1.1.2 Psalmopoeus pulcher
28) 0.1.0 Sericopelma rubronitens
29) 0.1.0 Theraphosa stirmi
30) 0.1.0 Tapinauchenius violaceus
31) 0.1.0 Xenesthis immanis
32) 0.1.0 Ybyrapora diversipes

Tarantulas (OW)

1) 0.1.0 Chilobrachys fimbriatus
2) 0.1.0 Chilobrachys sp. kaeng krachan
3) 1.1.2 Cyriopagopus hainanus
4) 0.1.0 Cyriopagopus lividus (haplopelma lividum)
5) 1.1.0 Cyriopagopus sp. hati-hati
6) 0.1.0 Encyocratella olivacea
7) 0.1.0 Haplocosmia himalayana
8) 0.1.0 Harpactira pulchripes
9) 0.1.0 Heteroscodra maculata
10) 0.0.3 Hysterocrates gigas
11) 0.1.0 Lampropelma violaceopes
12) 0.1.0 Monocentropus balfouri
13) 0.0.1 Neochilobrachys sp. thailand
14) 0.1.1 Orphnaecus philippinus
15) 0.1.1 Pelinobius muticus
16) 0.1.0 Phormingochilus everetti
17) 1.0.4 Phormingochilus carpenteri
18) 0.1.0 Poecilotheria fasciata
19) 0.1.0 Poecilotheria metallica
20) 0.1.0 Poecilotheria regalis
21) 0.1.0 Poecilotheria rufilata
22) 1.1.0 Poecilotheria subfusca 'lowland'
23) 0.0.3 Poecilotheria vittata
24) 0.0.3 Pterinochilus lugardi
25) 0.0.3 Pterinochilus murinus 'tete'
26) 0.1.3 Pterinochilus murinus 'usambara'
27) 0.1.0 Stromatopelma calceatum

As you can see NW have slight edge species wise over OW in my collection (and I'm getting a B. kahlenbergi this week making it 33 species. I've never really bothered to divide them by terrestrial or fossorial or arboreal.
 

FrDoc

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My collection is spread even, and it’s weird because I don’t have a particular preference for specific genera. So, it was not self conscious, it just happened, probably because I’m more of a “That is a gorgeous spider. I need it.", kinda guy. I am considering expanding the collection into the world of non-theriphosid Mygalomorphae, because I’ve discovered some really cool looking spooders there.
 

jrh3

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All new world, not sure im ready for OW yet.
 

Nightstalker47

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Most of mine are either arboreal or terrestrial, with some fossorials as well(maybe 5-7% of the spiders).
 
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