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What is your collection composed of mostly?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by antinous, Jan 7, 2019.

Terrestrial, Fossorial or Arboreal? NW or OW?

  1. Terrestrial

  2. Arboreal

  3. Fossorial

  4. NW

  5. OW

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. SonsofArachne

    SonsofArachne Arachnoangel Active Member

    Funny how that goes. I had my first OW's less than a month after I got my first T. I know that's not how you're supposed to do it, but I've never had any problems (to any newbies reading this; Do as they say, not as I do).
  2. PidderPeets

    PidderPeets Arachnoprince Arachnosupporter

    As much as I'd like some OWs, my collection will only consist of NWs until my living situation allows for my rabbits and inverts to not share a room.

    For the rest of it, I'm not including 3 MMs that are out on loans simply because 2 of them were abnormal for their species in terms of preference, so that would just complicate things:

    Arboreal: 2
    Terrestrial: 10
    Fossorial: 1

    However, I forsee some new additions to the arboreal category soon, and possibly some new additions to the other two as well if my wallet permits
  3. NW: 30
    OW: 15

    Terrestrial: 30
    Arboreal: 7
    Fossorial: 8

    Adding more arboreal OWs lately on my collection. Might get a C. sp Hati-hati or an H. maculata next.
  4. My favourites are the big chunky terrestrial NWs -- that's what I had originally pictured in my mind as the definitive 'T' before I ever got into the hobby.

    C fimbri's a hider (burrowed and hidden unless hungry), OBT and P cambri just speedies threatening to escape (they didn't!) and my avic webs so much all I can do is show a picture of a cotton candy floss enclosure while insisting there really is an avic in there. lol

    Give me a nice pet rock terrestrial NW any day! Plus, for short distances, my NW terrestrials still sorta rival a tappie for speed anyway at feeding time! :)

    [Really, I do like all Ts]
  5. Teal

    Teal Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    I am an over-organizer... I have a "total" (how many spiders there are) list, then it is broken down into... how many species/how many baboon species, how many individual baboons, how many OW/NW, how many unsexed/male/mature male/female, and then also a separate ledger for MM (my own, loans, purchased, etc) breeding logs. This all in addition to each spider having their own record page with date and source acquired, name, species, sex, molt/feed/breeding dates.
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  6. In new to the hobby but have 2 NW one terrestrial and one arboreal and one OW arboreal. G Pulchripes P. Cambrigei and P Everetti
  7. dmac

    dmac Arachnopeon

    I have mostly NW terrestrials, but want more arboreals. Currently have six arboreals, one of which is a pokie (P. regalis). Have four other OW. Want more dwarf species as well.
  8. AphonopelmaTX

    AphonopelmaTX Moderator Staff Member

    I wasn't completely serious in my post. The third tarantula I ever owned was an adult female wild caught Cyriopagopus lividus (as Haplopelma lividum) in 2001 and I had it for years. Back in those days, they sold for $35 USD. I have had tarantulas from every continent and with every disposition. The only exception are the African arboreal species Heteroscodra maculata and Stromatopelma calceatum. Never owned those before. I remember the day I picked up the C. lividus from the FedEx shipping center and brought it home. I thought the internet was full of crap when it was said they are fast and aggressive since it was very calm when unpacking and housing it for the first time. Months later I realized the internet was certainly not full of crap when I needed to rehouse it! The rehousing went fine though. It took some trial and error to learn how to cup a biting tarantula without getting my fingers in the way.

    The truth of the matter is that I don't think I ever developed a good technique for capturing fast bitey species from their enclosures and I got tired of dealing with rehousing them. The two species that I have had that were absolute nightmares to rehouse and deal with were Pterinochilus murinus and Cyriopagopus vonwirthi (pet trade Cyriopagopus paganus). Having those species made me give up old world species for good. Perhaps one day I will find someone here in Dallas who has a large collection of fast bitey species who can show me how to work with them. Until then, I only keep the species that are not so quick to bite.
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  9. The Seraph

    The Seraph Arachnolord Active Member

    Wow, compared to the rest of you my collection is nothing in comparison (three New World terrestials). To be honest though, I do not want a massive consolidate of tarantulas, the only ones I really want are C. cyaneopubescens (got it), H. chilensis, M. balfouri, C. versicolor, Hapalopus sp. Columbia, D. diamantinensis and a Ceratogyrus.
  10. antinous

    antinous Pamphopharaoh

    and Pamphos and Phormics
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  11. The Seraph

    The Seraph Arachnolord Active Member

    I think I am good. Those do not appeal to me.
    (Yes, I know, burn the heretic, etc, etc).
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  12. SonsofArachne

    SonsofArachne Arachnoangel Active Member

    Like I said, funny how it goes. I've currently have 27 OW species (including all the OWs you mentioned,except Cyriopagopus vonwirthi), most were young females when I got them. I housed all of them, rehoused some, never had a threat display, had three minor bolts (1 didn't even leave the enclosure). Lol , maybe I'm the 'OW Whisperer' :smuggrin:;)

    edit: I forgot the Phormingochilus carpenteri sling that threat displayed at me, so one threat display.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2019
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  13. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnoking

    Its super simple, clear the enclosure of all furnishings and then just place a catch cup over the spider, they can spaz out all they want in there.

    Tarantulas that stand their ground and strike are way easier to deal with then the ones that just take off and bolt on you.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2019
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  14. PanzoN88

    PanzoN88 Arachnolord Active Member

    Mainly terrestrials and fossorials, I only have one arboreal for now.
  15. Olan

    Olan Arachnolord Old Timer

    New World Terrestrial:
    B. hamorii
    B. albiceps
    G. porteri
    G. pulchra
    G. iheringi
    G. pulchripes
    B. cabocla
    S. angustum
    P. cf antinous
    P. sp. Machala
    X. intermedia
    P. sp. purple
    P. auratus
    C. leetzi
    A. geniculata
    P. sazimai
    A. henzi

    New World Arboreal
    C. versicolor

    Old World Arboreal
    L. sp. Borneo Black
    P. fasciata
    H. maculata

    Old World Terrestrial
    C. fimbriatus
    M. balfouri

    Old World Fossorial
    C. lividus
    P. jeremyhuffi
    H. gigas

    I have a clear preference
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  16. MikeyD

    MikeyD Arachnosquire

    I'm still firmly within the realm of New World species and don't foresee myself moving to Old World species any time soon. I want to have raised some of my larger and faster species up to adult size so that I can get more experience with all things Tarantula. So far my largest species are Tapinauchenius violaceus and Hommeoma sp blue, both currently around 3" DLS.
    My favourites so far have been the terrestrials that tend to be the most visible and the two arboreal species.

    New World Terrestrial
    Ami sp Colombia
    Brachypelma albopilosum -Nicaragua
    Brachypelma vagans
    Catumiri argentinensis
    Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens
    Cyriocosmus bicolor
    Cyriocosmus elegans
    Cyriocosmus perezmilesi
    Cyriocosmus ritae
    Euathlus pulckerrimaklaasi
    Euathlus sp San Felipe
    Holothele sanguiniceps
    Hommeoma sp blue
    Hommeoma chilensis
    Kochiana brunnipes
    Neoholothele incei

    New World Arboreal
    Pseudoclamoris gigas
    Tapinauchenius violaceus
  17. boina

    boina Lady of the mites Arachnosupporter

    Ok, I went and counted. Actually I counted three times before I could get the numbers to add up ... :bag:.

    The end result:

    114 NW and 51 OW

    103 terrestrials, 48 arboreals, and a whopping 14 fossorials - I thought I had less of those.

    (I counted everyone as fossorial who behaves fossorial with me, e.g. my P. murinus and A. ezendami are fossorials but my H. himalayana isn't.)
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  18. Nonnack

    Nonnack Arachnoknight

    Am I the only one who have more OW than NW?:)
    NW - 9
    OW - 16
    Mostly arboreal and fossorial.
  19. MintyWood826

    MintyWood826 Arachnobaron Active Member

    All NW. One arboreal and three terrestrial.
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  20. korlash091

    korlash091 Arachnosquire

    11 NW
    1 OW

    10 terrestrials, 1 fossorial, 1 arboreal
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