Which Arboreal?!

Goomba

Arachnobaron
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I'm looking at getting an addition to my T collection. I am looking at Pokies and some African Arboreals. So, which old world tree dweller would you guys recommend? Or should I go ahead and get a King Baboon? I like burrowers, but I already have a H. Gigas, and want a change with a nice Pokie.
I am building a 7+ gallon vertical tank out of plexi glass....Thanks for the suggestions.
 

P. Novak

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Id say go for one of the pokies, like P.ornata or regalis or a Heteroscorda maculata. Both are nice, but the H.maculata isn't visible till the night hours. Both mentioned are very beautiful though.
 

Goomba

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Yes, the Heteroscodra is nice, but not as common. My local shop has a 3 inch P. Fasciata for 60, I may spit up the cash for one next week.
 

P. Novak

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That would also be a nice pokie. If your really interesed in an H.maculata there are quite a few ppl selling them right now. It would have to be shipped though.
 

Iggy

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Personally I would go with Poecilotheria rufilata, miranda, or subfusca. There are so many good options for arboreal Ts it is hard to make a bad choice. Good luck!
 

tarsier

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I'd go with a pokie.

I've kept H.maculata before and noticed that my pokies are out in the open more often than the maculata (and avics for that matter).

Cant go wrong with a P. ornata. :D
 

Alice

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hm, i see all my aviculari regularly, the pokies more seldom. however, i NEVER see my h. maculata. i really hope that improves when it's no longer a sling.

i agree that you cannot go wrong with a pokie - any pokie, actually - when looking into asian arboreals. ornata however tend to very nervous, regalis are calmer and gorgeous ime. i also see the regalis more often, while the ornata gets nervous at even a flicker of light and hides.

or have you considered genus cyriopagopus? a c. spec. blue is gorgeous once it gets blue, but you will most probably not see it very often either.
 
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