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Old 03-04-2011, 06:50 PM
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Which tarantula would make a good pet?
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:48 PM
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None! Sorry, couldn't resist.
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:42 PM
Location: North Western NJ
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Brachypelma and Grammostola species are typically thought of as the best "beginner" species, they are grassland and deasert scrub species so dont need the advanced humidity care that the tropicals need and tend to be larger and CALM...
like all tarantulas they can flick hair, but dont tend to be as skittish as many of the other species...

the mexican redknee (Brachypelma smithi) is like THE tarantula that started it all, lol, theyve been commonly available in the hobby for over 30 years, tend to be calm and have some beautiful coloration

the curly hair (Brachypelma albopilosum) is not as colorful as the mexican reds, but they are incredibly gentle/calm and great beginner arachnids.

the greenbottle blue (Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens) is one of my faves, absolutly stunning (blue!!!) and VERY VERY hardy they arnt typically good for handling, but they will stay in the open and make some beautiful silk!

the brazilian black (Grammostola pulchra) is a GREAT choice for a BIG gentle tarantula, but they are hard to find and can be very expensive.

Most people in the hobby do NOT suggest the rosehairs, simply because while easy to keep they tend to be either incredibly sedate and boring to watch OR incredibly hyperactive and hurt themselves...

TARANTULAS.com | The Web Home For Tarantula Keepers | Tarantulas for Sale
has some good info.

my cousin used to raise greenbottle blues, i dont think id personally ever own a tarantula...BUT they are one of my faves in terms of looks, they are a stunning saphire blue color!
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