which kind of tarantula do you like more

what world do you like more

  • new world

    Votes: 24 58.5%
  • old world

    Votes: 17 41.5%

  • Total voters
    41
  • Poll closed .

Venom1080

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there needs to be another option for both. :rofl:
i love Avicularia, but Omothymus, Cyriopagopus and Poecilotheria are very close behind.
 

nicodimus22

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NW terrestrials are the only thing I'm interested in at the moment. I like that they don't web much, and are often visible as adults. I don't want a pet hole or a pet web.

I can't say that I'll never consider an arboreal, but I will never own a T with medically significant venom, or one that just scares the crap out of me with its speed and aggression. Just not into the idea.
 

Ungoliant

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At my level of experience (just over three years), I only keep New Worlds right now, though I like terrestrials, arboreals, and webbers equally.
 

Moonohol

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OW because they have way more attitude! But I don't discriminate too much, I could never give up my G. pulchra or A. metallica after all.
 

skyvie

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New World by a long shot. I've considered a few OWs, but they aren't my cup of tea at the moment. Some of the fossorials interest me for something different, but I just prefer the looks & habits of the NW Ts. I'm still amazed at how so much variety exists within the NW and haven't explored all of them yet!
 

FinnMosin

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Out of 14 tarantulas, I only own a mature male Psalmopoeus irminia and a sub adult female Lasiodora parahybana as far as new world. Most new worlds do very little for me, but there are the few I will eventually track down.
 

Walker253

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I'd like to think I like OW's better, but my collection is dominated by NW's and 2/3 of my want list is NW's. OW's intrigue me more, but I keep buying NW's
 

REEFSPIDER

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I enjoy all my tarantulas but the concentration, use of tactics, and respect that old worlds demand when working with them is relaxing to me.
 

G. pulchra

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Off the top of my head I think I'm close to a 50/50 split, they are both great and have their own strengths.
 

viper69

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This survey needs a 3rd choice: BOTH, 2 choices how limiting, that's like owning only 2 Ts :p
 

creepa

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For me its old worlds... but i have to say that i'm beginning to like Avicularia's again...
My 5 year old son got a Avivularia versicolor sling from a good friend of mine at a reptile expo and i got 3 A. sp. Peru purple, sp purple Peru or whatever as freebee's in a trade and they'r so cute...:bag:
 

basin79

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Can't vote as I like both. To be honest I don't see the label OW/NW when I choose to buy a T. I just see a T I like the look of.
 

Kayis

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If I had to choose one I'd go with NW for now, although I'm starting to take a liking to some OW's.
 

Crowbi

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Can't vote as I like both. To be honest I don't see the label OW/NW when I choose to buy a T. I just see a T I like the look of.
This is pretty much my stance too. I think that there's a lot of 'newbies should avoid OW and only go with NW' which I do agree with if only because newbies ( and this was me not so long ago, honestly) want or think that they need to handle their Ts, which is never a good idea with OWs, but same for NWs. So right now I don't care whether it's OW/NW, only whether I like it or not.
 

Jeff23

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While I see some really beautiful T's in the OW's, most just aren't worth the pain to me (bite risk) considering many people are calling a lot of them Pet Holes. This is not to say NW's aren't Pet Holes because it is the nature of the burrowing beast. It is just that I don't see something different that excites me enough to ignore that risk. I can understand some people preferring OW to avoid urticating hairs.

I do have an H. gigas and I am even considering the idea of getting a second one if I find I don't have a female. I am fascinated with the water aspect for this species since I have seen comments that a pool of water will bring it out into the open a lot more. I am about to rehouse mine in some manner to utilize this soon. But I am struggling on how I want to design the pool (large water dish, etc.)

I think if I was to get a second OW species it might be a Ceratogyrus darlingi
 
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Garth Vader

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I like seeing pics of OWs but I can't imagine owning one, even when I'm more experienced. I don't think having a fast T with such strong venom would be fun. I like my terrestrial NWs. They are out a lot and are pretty easy to take care of.
 
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LuiziBee

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I like both NW and OW, but I've been slowly selling off most of my NW terrestrials and have become very interested in OW semi-arboreals. And I've noticed I keep collecting Avics. It just depends on the species, I suppose. So many different quirks to different species nw and ow.
 
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