Your Beginner Tarantula.

mwilson62

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I'm new to keeping tarantulas and was wondering what everyone's beginner/first one?

Thanks in advance for your replys
 

CommanderBacon

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Mine was a 2" Grammostola porteri, sold as rosea, four years ago. She's now 3" XD
 

Cemykay

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I bought my first tarantulas at an expo. Brachypelma emilia, Tliltocatl (Brachypelma) vagans and Nhandu chromatus. Love all of them, my nhandu is always out in the open ;).
 

Colorado Ts

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My very 1st tarantula was an Aphonopelma seemanni, coal black with ivory markings, named Terri. She was about 3 1/2 inches when I got her. We had her for 9 yrs.
 

PanzoN88

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This T. albopilosum pictured below

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Purchased her as a 1/4" DLS sling in 2014. I'd like to think she's growing nicely.
 

Kitara

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1st almost a year ago a T. albopilosum.
2nd and 3rd a month later: GBB and G. pulchra.
 

MintyWood826

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My first tarantula was a juvenile A. avicularia.

My second ones were a B. cabocla, N. chromatus, and T. albopilosum.
 

LucN

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Like many people, my first was a G. porteri (then rosea). She was a 5" adult female. I could have kept her, but not knowing her age (she was definitely WC), I chose to sell her to a new hobbyist nearly 2 years later. That was in 2010. In 2013, I acquired a much smaller (3.5"+) juvenile at my local pet shop. 7 years later and still no hooks, so I guess the Spider Gods smiled on me and gave me a very long-lived female. She could be anywhere between 10 to 15 years old. Odds are she'll still be around by the time I retire (less than 15 years). Yep, this younger one is still WC, but likely one of the last to be exported out of Chile in my area. As long as I can maintain Ts, I'll always have a G. porteri in my small collection.
 

WolfSoon

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A. chalcodes when I was a little kid, and after a long time without tarantulas, my first was C. versicolor.
 

SonsofArachne

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Technically it was Aphonopelma seemanni - but that was back in the 90's and I just bought it on a whim. When I decided to get into inverts seriously the first one I got was Grammostola pulchra.
 

Thekla

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Mine was a sub-adult female B. hamorii. :)
 

spideyspinneret78

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Mine was a L. klugi sling. I named him "Verdugo" and I still absolutely love big, fluffy, new world beasties! When I bought him I had done some research on tarantulas beforehand, but had never heard of that species before and didn't really know what I was getting at the time. For some reason I just loved that little fluffy sling and took a gamble. Turns out it was the perfect choice. Active and fast growing with some attitude thrown in the mix. Really ignited my passion for tarantulas.
 

corydalis

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Mine was a Tliltocatl(ex.Brachypelma) vagans sling, and I just realized it was twenty years ago..
 
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Smotzer

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Mine was a juvenile avicularia avicularia, and a Tlilocatl albopilosum sling.
 
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