What's YOUR top five, most favorite Tarantula list.....

Wallcrawler

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Hmm.. Partial to brachys

B. Ruhnaui (still called that?)
B. Klaasi
P. regalis
G. Pulchra
B. Emelia
 

stooka

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P.metallica
H.incei
P.ornata
C.singapore blue
C.sheoidtei
 

iucandi

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Brachypelma Ruhnaui's are soooo pretty! Brachypelmas are known for being docile, is that right?
 

GartenSpinnen

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1. P. murinus
2. P. lugardi
3. L. parahybana
4. B. smithi
5. G. auriostriata (spelling?...you get my drift)
 

iucandi

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C.schioedtei

Something like...

C.cyaneopubescens ( need I say more? )
N.coloratovillosus ( color, attitude, eats like a pig, BIG, hairy and solid! )
E.campestratus (SUCH nice T's--too gentle for words! )
C.schioedtei ( beautiful, large, uber-advanced, nasssty bugger ! )
P.murinus "Usumbara" ( the classic "fun" spider...muahahaha:D)

Still looking forward to getting the bottom two, though. :}
Hey, how is the C.schioedtei "uber-advanced"?
 

C_Strike

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T apophysis,
T blondi,
P subfusca lowland,
P subfusca highland,
and finally i guess my GBB
Xenesthis immanis *coz i got a variation on one;)*
 

Tony92

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Birdeaters are insane Tony! I can't believe you own one. How old is it? How big is it? What are you feeding him/her (L paraybana)?
Anything that moves I have the following of each

T blondi x9
L parahybana x6
A genictula x5
P cancerides x3


they certainly make for interesting watching at feeding times !!!!!
 

iucandi

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Acanthoscurria geniculata

Anything that moves I have the following of each

T blondi x9
L parahybana x6
A genictula x5
P cancerides x3


they certainly make for interesting watching at feeding times !!!!!

I wish I had that many t's!!! I wouldn't want to ever get a T. blondi- they kind of scare me...

I just read about the Acanthoscurria geniculata, I like it! How big is yours? Has it reached 8.5"??? What do you feed them when they get that big? Pinkies?
 

tony77tony77

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This is my top 5 that I have.

1.Poecilotheria subfusca – arboreal
2.Poecilotheria metallica - arboreal
3.Xenethis immanis – terrestrial
4.Poecilotheria rufilata – arboreal
5.Poecilotheria regalis – arboreal
 

Venom

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Hey, how is the C.schioedtei "uber-advanced"?

For a number of reasons:

Size--8 inches!
Speed--long-legged ARBOREAL
Attitude-- FEISTY Old Worlder
Care--rainforest tropical
Bite--BAD
 

iucandi

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For a number of reasons:

Size--8 inches!
Speed--long-legged ARBOREAL
Attitude-- FEISTY Old Worlder
Care--rainforest tropical
Bite--BAD
I love arboreals!

OW t's rock! I have yet to own my first one, however. It probably wouldn't be a good beginner arboreal, what do you think?
 

iucandi

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arboreals, woohoo

This is my top 5 that I have.

1.Poecilotheria subfusca – arboreal
2.Poecilotheria metallica - arboreal
3.Xenethis immanis – terrestrial
4.Poecilotheria rufilata – arboreal
5.Poecilotheria regalis – arboreal
Hey, you love arboreals as much as i do! haha... i want one soo bad! thanks for this list- i'm in the market for an arboreal but since i'm new at this whole t thing I don't know that many species. Thats pretty much the main reason why i started this thread. Learning about people's top five helps give me a broader range of ts out there. Anyways, i'll be researching the ones you have... thanks a lot
 

Stylopidae

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P. metallica
P. formosa
P. irminia
T. blondi
L. parahybana
H. maculata (female)
H vonwirthi
Selencosmia sp.

I know it's eight, but after these, my collection is complete...unless there's a tarantula species native to Europe that I'm unaware of.
 

iucandi

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t questions

P. metallica
P. irminia
T. blondi
L. parahybana
H. maculata (female)
H vonwirthi
Selencosmia sp.

I know it's eight, but after these, my collection is complete...unless there's a tarantula species native to Europe that I'm unaware of.
Where is the H. vonwirthi from?

Also, what is the Selencosmia ? I wasn't able to find anything about it

Why does everyone have a T. blondi or other type of bird eater?

Is the Psalmopoeus irminia an active arboreal?
 

NikiP

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1. P. murinus - OW- opportunistic burrower

- Their colorful, super cheap, & hardy. What more can you ask for?

I give all my mine plenty of equal room to burrow & web. As long as I don't hit my shelf to hard, all 3 are almost always visiable at the top or outside of their burrows. So far mine have never given me the attitude i've heard about.

2. G. aureostriata - NW - terrestrial

- Large, looks good, a recommended handable species

3. C. ssp. "blue" - OW - arboreal

- Beautiful blue & won't become a pet hole like H. lividum :D

4. Avic. purpurea - NW - arboreal

- Beautiful deep purple to black adult colors, active, not as skittish as C. ssp. "blue" & pokies, & personally I love the way avics feel crawling across my arm :D

5. Poecilotheria sp. - OW - arboreal

- How can I pick one??!! Large, colorful, etc, etc...
 

Fingolfin

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Mine are:
#1-C. cyaneopubescens for all the reasons listed, pretty, fast, webs a ton, eats a lot...
#2-P. irminia because they are stunners...
#3-H. lividum for its colour, attitude, quickness
#4-P. murinus for its nice orange colour, attitude and webbiness
#5-P. rufilata.....its olive colour is very striking to me...
 

phil jones

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1.b- smithi 2. L - parahybana 3. p - murinus 4. b - albopilosum 5. G - pulchra - :) i love them all :worship: :clap:
 

Venom

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I love arboreals!

OW t's rock! I have yet to own my first one, however. It probably wouldn't be a good beginner arboreal, what do you think?
Lol,.. "uber-advanced" and "beginner" aren't exactly compatible!

If you're interested in arboreals, I'd recommend you try a species of Avicularia, Tapinauchenius, or especially Psalmopoeus before tackling a Cyriopagopus. Otherwise it'd be like learning to swim in the middle of the ocean, in December, in a hurricane, with a broken leg...
 

ShadowBlade

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learning to swim in the middle of the ocean, in December, in a hurricane, with a broken leg...
Man, that would suck.:)

iucandi:
Get a Psalmopoeus if you want practice with a more advanced aboreal. It'll give you plenty of experience with arboreals.
 
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