- Mar 31, 2004
I'd vote for regalis for a first pokie too.
ornata relatively calm?I think you are mistaken my friendPersonally, I would recommend either the regalis or the miranda--both are relatively calm pokies with stunning appearances.
As beautiful as they are, I'd hold off on the ornata and rufilata, as these are the largest two pokies, and have some of the stiffest bites of the Poecilotheria sp. Ornata is relatively calm, but sizes in at 9," as does the rufilata as well, which is NOT as calm.
P.regalis has the best ventral yellow banded threat display, and some of the starkest contrast of black to white of any Poecilotheria, plus they are inexpensive, reach 7 - 8," and are hardier / more tolerant of temp + humidity variation than most of the other pokies. It's simply the best way to break into the world of pokies.