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Pinktoe
07-24-2003, 03:44 PM
Hello! I'm new to the hobby. I have recently acquired a Pinktoe (Avicularia avicularia) sling. I know a little about T's, but I was wondering if someone could help me find some info on taking care of it.

Thanks,
Andi

abstract
07-24-2003, 04:09 PM
I would search this forum, from the main forum page, bottom right, for "pinktoe" or the species scientific name, "Avicularia Avicularia." That should give you some info - There is also caresheets located here:
http://www.arachnopets.com/tarantulas/tcss.htm

Good luck, and welcome to one of the most addicting and interesting hobbies out there!

Pinktoe
07-24-2003, 04:20 PM
Thanks!
Andi

rosehaired1979
07-24-2003, 04:32 PM
Welcome to the hobby!If you are interested in more starter species here is a few of them if you are interested in purchasing them
1.Pink Zebra Beauty
2.Chaco golden Knee
3.A.Versicolor


Those are just a few but welcome to the place where you can get hooked on Tarantulas!!

vulpina
07-24-2003, 05:17 PM
Those species mentioned are great starter spiders as is the Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens and the Grammastola pulchra.

Andy

abstract
07-24-2003, 05:23 PM
Yes! They are all fun - get used to the avic first, then you'll want to start adding to your collection once you realize how cheap and easy to care for they are...

I'd get a terrestrial (ground) spider next, for variety's sake. The pinktoe that you have now is an aboreal (tree) spider. They're built different, and overall, act different.

Palespider
07-24-2003, 05:47 PM
Here's some good care sheets:
http://www.petbugs.com/caresheets/tarantulas.html

And welcome to the hobby :)

Jim B.

Malhavoc's
07-24-2003, 07:13 PM
Welcome to the best and most addicting hobby of em all!

L_mactans
07-24-2003, 08:16 PM
Another really good starter is a Brachypelma smithi (Mexican Red Knee). My B. smithi was my first lasting T, and she has survived all of mistakes along the way, no worse for the wear.

Kelly (L_mac)

P.S. Welcome to very rewarding and addictive hobby! :D

Pinktoe
07-24-2003, 10:28 PM
I was thinking about getting an A. versicolor. They look pretty cool...but thanks for all the suggestions! I'm sure this'll get interesting...lol
Andi

Sean
07-24-2003, 11:21 PM
welcome to the hobby trust me ur going to get addicted and get lots and lots

mdfic
07-25-2003, 11:58 AM
what is the scientific name of the Pink Zebra Beauty. i would like to get one but i am having a hard time getting info. Congrats Pinktoe! welcome to the hobby. from one newbie to another it is very adicting. just wait until he/she starts bathing. it is absolutely fantastic to watch.

Poecilotheria
07-25-2003, 12:01 PM
Hi, I beleive its Eupalaestus campestratus.
Steve

rosehaired1979
07-25-2003, 12:45 PM
Originally posted by Poecilotheria
Hi, I beleive its Eupalaestus campestratus.
Steve

Yep thats it! That spider is extremely calm and doctile I am hoping to get one soon.