- Nov 29, 2016
Theraphosa blondi or stirmi? Which is more easier to keep? Which is more popular? Etc.
I'm sorry to hear that :-/I have been looking for a CB juvie female for quite some time, not the easiest to find at a reputable dealer.
Untrue, not all NW tarantulas have urticating setae. And "the worst" setae will vary from person to person. A Euathlus' setae is far worse than a Theraphosa in my opinion, the Theraphosa just has so much more of it. It's also impossible to never get any setae on you, even routine maintenance will leave you itching from time to time.Also Stirmi is new world, and their first line of defense is to kick hairs, and of all the new world species, Theraphosa has the absolute most horrible, painful hairs of them all, just beware not to get any on you.
yes, yes, no, no, what?If you get one get a smaller captive bred specimen. They will b parasite free and take to captivity much easier than their wild caught counterparts. you should make your own enclosure from a Rubbermaid tub to keep the right humidity. You don't want to drown the spider, but HALF of the dirt should be MOIST. Make sure half is dry though, so she can get off the moisture if she wants and won't get jungle rot or trench foot. Since there will be moist soil in a tub, you will need pill bugs and springtails in there as a cleanup crew to avoid mites and mold. She will eat a lot and roaches probably should be used instead of crickets.
Most of this needs to be done to keep these spiders healthy. If you don't think you want to do all these things then I wouldn't get a Goliath.