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Jon3800

My List of Great Tarantulas for Beginners

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** Also more info here**

Ah, a question that I get asked a lot. Here's another freshener of new beginner Ts. Here's a list of possible tarantulas I feel that would be suitable for new beginners and a list of Ts NOT to own as your first one. All of these species are very easy to keep and raise and are relatively good eaters. Most of these can be handled safely, but individuals will vary. Always be sure to test your T's temperament with the paintbrush before you handle.

My list for docile, handleable species

- Aphonopelmas species like A.chalcodes (desert blonde), anax (texas tan), hentzi (oklahoma brown), carlsbad green
- Brachypelma like smithi (mexican red knee) , albopilosum (curly hair), emilia (mexican painted red leg)
- Euathalus sp red, orange or yellow
- Eupalaestrus campestratus (pink zebra beauty) or E.weijenberghi (white collared)
- Grammostola pulchripes (chaco golden knee) - usually docile but can be moody
- Grammostola pulchra (Brazilian Black) - usually docile but can be moody
- Grammostola rosea (rose hair) - few are docile but can be unpredictable...Also famed for going on feeding fasts
- Avicularia species like A.avicularia (pinktoe), A.metallica (whitetoe), A.huriana (ecuadorian wooly pinktoe), A.miniatrix

List of Ts that are good first beginners but not necessarily handeable

- Avicularia versicolor - Antilles Pinktoe
- Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens - Green Bottle Blue
- Lasiodora parahybana - Salmon Pink

Ts to Avoid for the first time (these are very fast moving, defensive and potent venom)
- Any of the pokies (like P.regalis, P.ornata, P.metallica)
- P.murinus rcf (OBT)
- P.muticus (king baboon)
- H.maculata (togo starburst)
- H.lividum (cobalt blue)

Where to Buy Tarantulas online

Dealers:
Universal: http://www.arachnoboards.com

Canada:
Amanda and Martin: http://www.tarantulacanada.ca
Bruce Carr: http://www.arachnophiliac.com
Dawn: http://www.tangledinwebs.com
UK
http://www.thespidershop.co.uk
http://www.thevirginiachees...

Europe:
Michael Scheller: http://www.vogelspinnen-sch......

US:
Kelly Swift: http://www.swiftinverts.com
Anatasia: http://www.net-bug.net
Ken: http://www.kenthebugguy.com
Paul Becker: http://www.petcenterusa.net
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** Also more info here**

Ah, a question that I get asked a lot. Here's another freshener of new beginner Ts. Here's a list of possible tarantulas I feel that would be suitable for new beginners and a list of Ts NOT to own as your first one. All of these species are very easy to keep and raise and are relatively good eaters. Most of these can be handled safely, but individuals will vary. Always be sure to test your T's temperament with the paintbrush before you handle.

My list for docile, handleable species

- Aphonopelmas species like A.chalcodes (desert blonde), anax (texas tan), hentzi (oklahoma brown), carlsbad green
- Brachypelma like smithi (mexican red knee) , albopilosum (curly hair), emilia (mexican painted red leg)
- Euathalus sp red, orange or yellow
- Eupalaestrus campestratus (pink zebra beauty) or E.weijenberghi (white collared)
- Grammostola pulchripes (chaco golden knee) - usually docile but can be moody
- Grammostola pulchra (Brazilian Black) - usually docile but can be moody
- Grammostola rosea (rose hair) - few are docile but can be unpredictable...Also famed for going on feeding fasts
- Avicularia species like A.avicularia (pinktoe), A.metallica (whitetoe), A.huriana (ecuadorian wooly pinktoe), A.miniatrix

List of Ts that are good first beginners but not necessarily handeable

- Avicularia versicolor - Antilles Pinktoe
- Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens - Green Bottle Blue
- Lasiodora parahybana - Salmon Pink

Ts to Avoid for the first time (these are very fast moving, defensive and potent venom)
- Any of the pokies (like P.regalis, P.ornata, P.metallica)
- P.murinus rcf (OBT)
- P.muticus (king baboon)
- H.maculata (togo starburst)
- H.lividum (cobalt blue)

Where to Buy Tarantulas online

Dealers:
Universal: http://www.arachnoboards.com

Canada:
Amanda and Martin: http://www.tarantulacanada.ca
Bruce Carr: http://www.arachnophiliac.com
Dawn: http://www.tangledinwebs.com
UK
http://www.thespidershop.co.uk
http://www.thevirginiachees...

Europe:
Michael Scheller: http://www.vogelspinnen-sch......

US:
Kelly Swift: http://www.swiftinverts.com
Anatasia: http://www.net-bug.net
Ken: http://www.kenthebugguy.com
Paul Becker: http://www.petcenterusa.net Show less

Tarantula Caresheet Videos Play

Easy access caresheet videos for tarantulas

Includes:
- Enclosure tutorial for Arboreal and Terrestrial
- Basic caresheet video for every Tarantula I own
- Includes the Tarantula/Scorpion sexing video
- Beginner tarantula recommendations
- How to keep them
- How to Handle
- Molting and Care before and After they molt
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