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 #2198731


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 Something Ive gotta do.....need advice!

Ok, So heres the deal lol! I successfully conquered my fear of snakes years ago and now I own 10 of them. 9 RTB and 1 eastern hognose. I have an insane fear of spiders (I know, not uncommon) but I am ready to conquer this fear as well! What I would like to know is what is the best tarantula to start out with that is easily handled and easy to care for? Although they are scary to me, I still find several of them quite beautiful! Any and all helpful info is greatly appreciated! Thanks!



01/16/11  02:51pm

 #2198918


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  Message To: Oopsy1181   In reference to Message Id: 2198731


 Something Ive gotta do.....need advice!

Rose hair is the best beginner tarantula :)



01/17/11  10:42am

 #2199045


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  Message To: Getscared   In reference to Message Id: 2198918


 Something Ive gotta do.....need advice!

Thanks! :)



01/17/11  08:59pm

 #2199050


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  Message To: Oopsy1181   In reference to Message Id: 2199045


 Something Ive gotta do.....need advice!

Youre Welcome!
Good luck overcoming your fears :) For me to overcome mine I would have to like.. breed dubia roaches or get a few hissing roaches.. that is SO not happening lol



01/17/11  09:08pm

 #2199093


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  Message To: Getscared   In reference to Message Id: 2199050


 Something Ive gotta do.....need advice!

lol! ewwwww! i agree with you on that one! :)



01/18/11  12:33am

 #2199581


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  Message To: Oopsy1181   In reference to Message Id: 2198731


 Something Ive gotta do.....need advice!

I’ve had good experiences with keeping and handling these species:

Avicularia avicularia
Avicularia versicolor
Aphonopelma baergi (wild caught)

Tarantulas can move surprisingly fast, so it’s important not to accidently breathe on them or jerk your hand so they don’t get startled.

Other species recommended for beginners are:

Grammostola rosea
Grammostola pulchra
Aphonopelma bicoloratum (Although this one can be expensive and hard to find)

Just do some looking online and you’re sure to find the perfect one!



01/19/11  11:52pm

 #2199633


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  Message To: Oopsy1181   In reference to Message Id: 2199093


 Something Ive gotta do.....need advice!

After your question I did a bit more ressearch and you should definately check out the avic. versicolor! Its just beautiful. In fact I think im going to get one lol.
That and the brazillian black wich just has a nice fuzzy coat!



01/20/11  09:33am

 #2199670


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  Message To: Getscared   In reference to Message Id: 2199633


 Something Ive gotta do.....need advice!

thank yall! i really appreciate it! im excited and nervous about the whole thing lol! but i definately want one that is handleable. tonite i will definately research them and see which one i should get! :)



01/20/11  12:24pm

 #2200195


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  Message To: Oopsy1181   In reference to Message Id: 2199670


 Something Ive gotta do.....need advice!

Only word against avicularia genus is be watchful of slings, they are prone to SADS(sudden avic death syndrome) so buy one who is around the 2" mark. Also one other good one ETM missed is G.pulchripes the Chaco golden knee., big beautiful softies :)



01/21/11  11:13pm

 #2200248


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  Message To: Monitor_guy3113   In reference to Message Id: 2200195


 Something Ive gotta do.....need advice!

Thanks for the tip :)



01/22/11  09:55am

 #2200249


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  Message To: Monitor_guy3113   In reference to Message Id: 2200195


 Something Ive gotta do.....need advice!

thanks! I appreciate all the help! :) Does anyone know a reputable breeder that has a website I can look at? I havent found anyone in my area (mississippi) There is a reptile show in Baton Rouge in March though.......maybe look there too?



01/22/11  09:57am

 #2200343


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  Message To: Oopsy1181   In reference to Message Id: 2200249


 Something Ive gotta do.....need advice!

No problem. Check out Kelly Swifts website www.swiftinverts.com or Ken Macneil’s site www.kenthebugguy.com also Paul Becker’s site www.petcenterusa.net three of the absolute best people in the hobby to buy from. Also if you go on kingsnake.com under the spider classifieds and look for a post by Sam Floyd, I bought a few Avicularia sp. Peru Purples from him and they are great.



01/22/11  06:33pm

 #2200419


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  Message To: Oopsy1181   In reference to Message Id: 2200249


 Something Ive gotta do.....need advice!

I LIVE IN MARRERO NEXT TO NEW ORLEANS!



01/22/11  11:09pm

 #2200452


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  Message To: Monitor_guy3113   In reference to Message Id: 2200343


 Something Ive gotta do.....need advice!

great! im definately going to check it out! I really do appreciate it! :)



01/23/11  01:29am

 #2201066


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  Message To: Oopsy1181   In reference to Message Id: 2200452


 Something Ive gotta do.....need advice!

You’re gonna check out Marrero?Anyways if you’re scared of scorpions get an emperor!

I looked up best place to get an tarantula,found [http://www.tarantulas.com/choosing.htmlLink]


Hope I helped,JP



01/25/11  09:07pm

 #2201275


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  Message To: Jonathanphan   In reference to Message Id: 2201066


 Something Ive gotta do.....need advice!

ha ha ha JP! nope, i replied to the post above that one lol! thank you I will! :)



01/26/11  10:15pm

 #2201623


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  Message To: Oopsy1181   In reference to Message Id: 2201275


 Something Ive gotta do.....need advice!

Hehe I know,just wanted to do that.You know I think you should get one from the site I posted!Ahhh!Pick me :)



01/28/11  07:46pm

 #2203072


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  Message To: Jonathanphan   In reference to Message Id: 2201623


 Something Ive gotta do.....need advice!

Rather then saying "pick me, pick me", try this, check each website, check the prices of each species your looking for on each site. Prices are different on each page for the most part.



02/03/11  12:49pm

 #2203114


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  Message To: Monitor_guy3113   In reference to Message Id: 2203072


 Something Ive gotta do.....need advice!

It’s a joke.



02/03/11  05:18pm

 #2203501


Oopsy1181
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  Message To: Jonathanphan   In reference to Message Id: 2203114


 Something Ive gotta do.....need advice!

lmao! I know it was a joke! Im sorry Ive been so busy with work, school and the family I havent been checking up on here :( Actually, I did look and all Im waiting on is my refund so I can start shopping! Wooohooo! :) Sorry it took so long for me to reply back



02/06/11  03:43pm


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