- Jul 19, 2019
At this time, my only old world tarantula is a subadult female P. murinus. I'm very cautious with her and haven't had any issues. I'm interested in expanding my collection to eventually include some of the more advanced species (O. violaceopes and P. regalis are some of my dream spiders), but am still a bit intimidated by their speed and the potential for a dangerous bite. I feel like I need to gain more experience with some additional old world species first before I make the jump to some of the more advanced Asian arboreals (and possibly a fossorial or two). I'm curious to see what those of you who've been in the hobby for a long time would recommend, and which species you personally believe have helped you learn the most as a keeper. At this moment the spiders in my collection include: P. murinus, T. stirmi, N. coloratovillosus, L. klugi, A. seemani, P. cambridgei, and A. avicularia.