plus, in some cases, (P. imirnia), the females look strikingly better. no comparison.As far as longevity goes...I don't think there is any species where the male tarantula outlives the female. I guess that's just how nature works out. The males of the members of the Pamphobeteus (sp) species are much more brightly colored than the females, however.
I think that the female tarantula is always more desired than the male, just because of the longer lifespan. Just my $0.02
When the males mature some of them are more quick to bite. But not true on every mature male, but it is probably because in nature they are more exposed to predators when they go out and search for females. But not all males are. I have mature males of hapopelma hainanum and haplopelma schmidti, hainanum males are very quick to bite, but schmidti males are pretty calm, but i cant tell why! ust my experienceYes, species where the male is more colorful is kind of where I was going with the question. I was not sure if there were any other categories where a male would be preferable to the female. I definitely understand the longevity and stockiness of the females. Is there any credence to the rumor that males are any more "aggressive" than females?
mm versis are usually brighter than the females, mine puts the females to shame. Even robc on you tube explains how his mm versi is much more striking that the females, and that its a shame the males of this genus are more colourful. They are the same colour, dont get me wrong, but males are much deeper purple. Cant think why yours is identical to your female.Huh??? Please explain; other than size (and the obvious palps) my male and female appear nearly identical.
Dont know if its case overseas, but here in south africa, there seems to be lots of female P.muticus but not many males. Would swop 1 of my females for a male at this stage.A male E pachypus is more desirable simply because they are so rare to come across as the females are more likely to be collected due to their size. Same thing with a number of trapdoor sp I am told.
It's hard to breed them without a male =(
P muticus is readily available as slings here afaik, E pachypus is WC pretty exclusively i think so they tend to concentrate on the females.Dont know if its case overseas, but here in south africa, there seems to be lots of female P.muticus but not many males. Would swop 1 of my females for a male at this stage.