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TheEternal
01-01-2012, 04:57 PM
I've been toying with this idea for a while, now. There are a few species of tarantula I don't think I would like to be without. I try to keep the list short, but these are the spiders that will always exist in my collection:

Avicularia avicularia
Avicularia versicolor
Brachypelma albopilosum
Chilobrachys fimbriatus
Ephebopus cyanognathus
Nhandu chromatus
Psalmopeus irminia
Pterinochilus murinus

Does anyone else have a list like this? What's in yours?

catfishrod69
01-01-2012, 05:07 PM
mine are more like species, and genus

Poecilotheria
Pelinobius muticus
Lasiodora parahybana
Ornithoctonus sp (Koh Samui)
Psalmopoeus
Brachypelma
many more. cant think of

The Spider Faery
01-01-2012, 05:12 PM
Tapinauchenius gigas because they're so active and never in the same place for long (for a tarantula). I also like their personality (they've got spunk) and their looks.

Thrixopelma ockerti. I just got a 4.5" female and she's just so beautiful. I can always count on her to be 'on display'...She's always on a branch (supposedly semi-arboreal, but mine's pretty much completely arboreal). I know they have a reputation as being hair kickers, but mine always hesitates before she kicks..it's cute. It's like she gets the instinct to kick, and lifts her leg to her abdomen but stops or does it gently once she realizes there's no threat. She's very gentle.

Xenesthis immanis. This will probably be my biggest T once it reaches full size. It's not that active, but at least it looks good just sitting there.

Cyriocosmus perezmilesi. A little bundle of pink cuteness.

BrettG
01-01-2012, 05:21 PM
Any Tap,any Avic.

1hughjazzspider
01-01-2012, 05:35 PM
My female I. hirsutum. Love her colors.

BrettG
01-01-2012, 05:36 PM
My female I. hirsutum. Love her colors.I have to agree as well.

jayefbe
01-01-2012, 05:47 PM
Poecilotheria spp (favorites - subfusca, miranda, metallica, rufilata, ornata, tigrinawesseli, formosa)
Avicularia versicolor, sp Amazonica (beautiful and docile)
Grammostola pulchra (so much more personality than I was expecting)
Pamphobeteus spp (so so so incredibly awesome, the best feeders ever)
Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens (beautiful with awesome webbing)
Pterinochilus spp (fast and underrated, especially chordatus and lugardi)
Cyriocosmus spp (so small and cute)

That turned into a long list fast.

suzypike
01-01-2012, 06:01 PM
Nhandu- chromatus and tripepii
Lasiodora parahybana
P. scrofa
Psalmopoeus pulcher
Brachypelma- albiceps & klaasi

This is keeping it short! :)

Terry D
01-01-2012, 06:20 PM
I'll second the G pulchra!

tfd6506
01-01-2012, 06:20 PM
I've been in the hobby for a few months and have acquired a smattering of the more common species from the genuses Brachypelma, Grammostola, Aphonopelma, Lasiodora, Nhandu, Acanthoscurria, Heteroscodra, Pterinochilus, Poecilotheria, Avicularia, Tapinauchenius and Psalmopoeus as well as a few of the more uncommon ones. and so far I love the Psalmopoeus species the best by far. I have irminia, cambridgei, and reduncus at the large spiderling/juvenile stages and they do not disappoint me in the slightest when feeding. Aside from my newly acquired Acanthoscurria geniculata sling, the Psalmopoeus specimens are my only ones that simply will not refuse food unless in pre-molt. In my relatively new experience they have been eating machines! Now I just need to nab a P. pulcher...

Chris_Skeleton
01-01-2012, 07:26 PM
G sp. "concepcion" - I love my female. Awesome colors, great attitude. Really getting into the whole Grammostola genus.
E. cyanognathus - Just got one in August and it's still a sling, but I am enjoying it.

Hornets inverts
01-01-2012, 08:02 PM
For me

Coremionemis tropix
Phlogius sp "pq113"
Selenotypus sp2
Selenotholus stirlingi

Earth Tiger
01-01-2012, 09:09 PM
Lasiodora parahybana - don't judge them by the price they are so active and it's so rewarding to see them grow. Being one of the largest spiders in the world and brave enough to take giant centipedes from you yet docile enough for beginners and never burrows as adults, what else can you ask for?

Lasiodora klugi - preserving most good characters of its cousin, while getting heavier. Not as fast growing but they begin as good display Ts even as slings that rarely burrows, again what else can you ask for?

Brachypelma auratum - okay B. smithi looks similar but if you ask any artist or people sensitive to colors who know nothing about this hobby, see what they will choose. That's why I fell in love with them despite their price being 10 times more expensive than the B. smithi. Although they were much cheaper now, looking back I still think they were worth 10 times the price of B. smithi. It gets bigger too.

Grammostola pulchra - the most docile species under its genus, and definitely the most docile tarantula. They have never flicked hairs, and have never rejected handling. Their fasting periods last shorter than G. pulchripes and G. rosea too.

Theraphosa apophysis - T. blondi is the heaviest, no doubt about it, but T. apophysis is longer, faster and more agile. Their more rusty reddish color is more appealing to me than the T. blondi too.

Obelisk
01-02-2012, 11:24 PM
Avicularia sp.
A. geniculata
T. ockerti
G. pulchripes

curtisgiganteus
01-03-2012, 01:06 PM
Gotta show love to the two priciest Baboons on the market.
and they come terrestrial or arboreal ^_^

M.balfouri
E.olivicea

Cant help love the fluffiness so any Avic sp.

HoboAustin
01-03-2012, 10:13 PM
For me it would have to be just a P. Irminia, and a P. Murinus. Also B. Smithi even though I don't have one. If it wasn't ever for seeing a picture of a B. Smithi, I don't think i
would've ever started this hobby.

le-thomas
01-03-2012, 11:06 PM
G. pulchripes
H. maculata (keeps me on my toes)
P. regalis
A. avicularia
L. parahybana

skar
01-03-2012, 11:18 PM
Avicularia sp. (somethings never change). 2nd choice- P. Cambridgei.

Necromion
01-04-2012, 04:08 AM
For me in order of preferance

S. calceatum
C. elegans
L. parahybana
A. metallica
B. smithi
G. rosea

Don't have but definatly on my wish list
P. metallica
T. Blondi/strimi
X. immanis

LittleSister
01-04-2012, 06:33 AM
Hmm I have alot of favs so it's kinda hard :P

A. versicolor (and the whole genus in general)
Poecilotheria genus
P. murinus
M. balfouri

Vespula
01-04-2012, 08:15 AM
Grammostola pulchripes: Probably my favorite species of tarantula. Great personality. I'll always have one, I'm sure.

Aphonopelma chalcodes: I can't imagine not having one, now. Probably tied with G. pulchripes for favorite overall species.

Javanica
02-27-2012, 09:29 AM
@TheEternal - seems like I have similar taste in T's as I have 6 of the 8 species you listed (and instead of Chilo. fimbriatus I have C. dyscolus). I also really like my little Holothele incei, "personality" plus and grabs prey so quick you almost can't see it! I recently acquired a well-started Hysterocrates gigas and I've got to say I love its activity and attitude!!

koldaar
02-27-2012, 10:01 AM
My list in no particular order:

P. subfusca- gorgeous
P. ornata- fiesty
G. pulchra- love the black
B. emilia- great color
N. chromatus- great color

NeXus1
03-15-2012, 12:35 AM
Any of the Pokies or the avics!

kwacky
03-15-2012, 04:43 AM
Pamphobeteus spp (so so so incredibly awesome, the best feeders ever)



Jayefbe, are you a keeper of these?

I started a thread about getting an Ultramarinus. Do you have any expereince?

Sorry for the thread hijack.

Back on topic, my favourite spider I had will probably be the Haplopelma minax. Not the most colourful, but fast, active, a great feeder, full of attitude and always willing to show off her fangs. I have a great close up photo of her displaying. I'll have to see if I can find it. It was taken that long ago it's on film ;)

suzypike
03-15-2012, 07:41 AM
Back on topic, my favourite spider I had will probably be the Haplopelma minax. Not the most colourful, but fast, active, a great feeder, full of attitude and always willing to show off her fangs. I have a great close up photo of her displaying. I'll have to see if I can find it. It was taken that long ago it's on film ;)

Another hijack... but I just Googled these. AWESOME looking/sounding spider. They are definitely going on my wish list. :)

seacowst
03-15-2012, 08:55 AM
a g.rosea i knows it is simple but i luv mine so much even though it tends to be a pet rock

arachnidtobias
03-26-2012, 11:18 PM
lol That Tripepii is impossible to find

BrettG
03-26-2012, 11:20 PM
lol That Tripepii is impossible to findAs slings yes,as adults they are out there...

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Oh yea,let me add N.tripepii to the list. LOL...I see you reading this post Suzy!!! I Seeeeeeeee youuuuuuu!

arachnidtobias
03-26-2012, 11:21 PM
Help me out?

suzypike
03-26-2012, 11:26 PM
Patience and persistence will usually pay off in finding species like N. tripepii.
Just keep watching if you really want one.

BrettG
03-26-2012, 11:26 PM
You've been PM'd

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Patience and persistence will usually pay off in finding species like N. tripepii.
Just keep watching if you really want one.Wise words.A supposed 4.5 inch female just sold for a great price,and it was really closer to 6 inches.Our classifieds are a GREAT starting point.But keep in mind these are harder to come by,and do command $$$

arachnidtobias
03-26-2012, 11:32 PM
SO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM!!

Give me the top 7.

grayzone
03-27-2012, 12:26 AM
i will add mine to this thread... ive had many ts come and go, but the ones that stick around and are a must are
B. albo
P. regalis
P. ornata
G. pulchripes
A. versi
A. diversipes
P. murinus
P. nigricolor
C. cyaneopubescens
A. geniculata
............ too many to chose from.. im sure im forgetting some, but these are all ones i plan on keepin around and adding mates to (if not owned already:biggrin:)

melijoc
03-27-2012, 12:57 AM
This hobby would be boring without these guys. P. Cancerides, pelinubius muticus,t. Blondi,c. Darlingi , c marshalli, p. Murinus, and all haplos.the more vicious and scary the better the feeding time.

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This hobby would be boring without these guys. P. Cancerides, pelinubius muticus,t. Blondi,c. Darlingi , c marshalli, p. Murinus, and all haplos.the more vicious and scary the better the feeding time.

Dr Acula
03-28-2012, 12:26 AM
Poecilotheria subfusca (Lowland)
Brachypelma smithi
Psalmopoeus cambridgei
Heteroscodra maculata
Haplopelma lividum
Pterinochilus murinus

and many more that will be in my collection in the future!

Tfrog
03-28-2012, 02:04 PM
Megaphobema Mesomelas
I had three in the past. I plan to get more soon
All persihed one after the other

Storm76
03-28-2012, 03:06 PM
A. versicolor (colorful)
A. purpurea (colorful)
B. smithi (classic!)
C. cyaneopubescens (great webbers!)
G. pulchripes (big and gentle and usually a great display T)
P. irminia (awesome species!)
E. pulcherimaklaasi (totally underrated species - great coloration!)
Homoeomma spec "blue" (same as E. pulcherimaklaasi)

Over time, I'd proably add more to that list, but that's my fav's for now

Low
03-28-2012, 08:58 PM
B. Smithi will always be my handsdown favorite....always.
Cant live without.

As far as species,
Brachy
Grammostola
Avics
Tapinauchenius
Poeci
...too many to list really...lol


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grayzone
03-28-2012, 09:06 PM
after reading this thread again a few days after my last post i already want to add more... to save typing i will just sum it up in ONE SENTENCE:
"life isnt complete without a deli with SOME t or another in it.. genera and species doesn't matter to ME"

Nikki1984
04-05-2012, 08:47 PM
Mine are and have been for the last several years:

1)B. smithi
2)G. pulchra
3)B. albopilosum
4)P. murinus
5)T. blondi
6)B. vagans

MaskFac3
04-06-2012, 03:37 AM
Grammostola rosea, brachypelma smithi,theraposa blondi, poeciletheria regalis/Metallica

Giygas
04-06-2012, 06:04 AM
Grammastolas
Chromatopelmas
Aphonopelmas
Psalmopoeus
Brachypelmas
Avics
Nhandus
Poecilotherias

catfishrod69
04-06-2012, 11:02 AM
Exactly. Empty deli cups are a major problem in this world :)
after reading this thread again a few days after my last post i already want to add more... to save typing i will just sum it up in ONE SENTENCE:
"life isnt complete without a deli with SOME t or another in it.. genera and species doesn't matter to ME"

ZiggyStardust
04-09-2012, 12:15 AM
B. smithi
GBB
L. parahybana/klugi
P. metallica
X. immanis

I like big ones, webbers and colorful harbingers of death!

TZach
04-09-2012, 05:06 PM
b. smithi
b. albo
C. marshalli
G. pulchripes
pokies
gbb
baboons
avics
and the birdeaters

Jared781
04-09-2012, 07:52 PM
C. cyaneopubescens
P. cambridgei
C. huahini
P. regalis
A. geniculata
L. parahybana
P. cancerides

Although this Topic is quite difficult to answer, You can bet if my house catches on fire ill be runnin' out with all 18....... and my cat