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Old 06-04-2009, 10:35 AM
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Hia guys,
I have a few reptiles (and have had many in the past)
Iv looked after a spider before but it was so long ago i dont remember what it was (im sure it was a red knee but not 100%)
Anyway
i want something easy to start off with. Gets rather big and isnt too fast...
Any ideas? Im going to do ALOT of reserch first because its just what i do, but i wanted to know what you think would be a good idea for basicly a first timer!
also how much am i looking at for the spider would be helpfull too!
Thanks!
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:39 AM
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CHILLIE ROSE MATE I GOT 1 FOR MY FIRST SPIDER SHE FANTASTIC SHE NEVER BITE ANT BODY NEVER EVEN felt thretend by her she is brill
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:42 AM
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CHILLIE ROSE MATE I GOT 1 FOR MY FIRST SPIDER SHE FANTASTIC SHE NEVER BITE ANT BODY NEVER EVEN felt thretend by her she is brill
thats what i was told.... but i wanted to go for something a little diffrent to a chillie rose....

ill keep it in mind tho!
any other suggestions?
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:53 AM
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How about one of the other Grammostolas such as G. aureostriata (Chaco golden knee). They get quite big and are usually pretty laid back.

Or there's always the good old B. smithi (redknee) or B. albopilosum (curly hair)

Or a nice little Avic (pinktoe), they need a slightly different setup being arboreal but they are almost always softies.

There's somebody selling a load of different Grammostolas over on classifieds.
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:01 AM
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A.Geniculata Brazilian White Knee.
G.Aureostriata Chaco Golden knee
B.Smithi Mex Red Knee
is what i would reccomend
I don't personaly see a Rosea and a starter, sometimes they can go off thee food for months, which could turn a newcomer off buying more. sometimes they can go mental for a week, sometimes they just refuse to budge, Just my opinion though.
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:06 AM
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thanks ill look into all of them!
Might see if Teeny will let me go and see hers
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:08 AM
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thanks ill look into all of them!
Might see if Teeny will let me go and see hers
good idea
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:09 AM
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Also, with Avicularia species, they have little pink/red/white toes, and some have coloured abdomens too.
Example.
A.Versicolor
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well for my first spid I got B.vagans(Mexican red rump) beautiful colours and a bit more feisty but my mate got a OBT as a first before all depends on if your willing to research and find out about the spider you can have anything
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ooo sorry to thread jump but A.Versicolor look stunning are they easy to get hold of?
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