LOL, id think twice if all the meanest T you have currently is a C crawshayi sling get some quick arboreal ts, and some giant Scolopendra centipedes and experience them first.yea i own a king baboon sling atm but i am worried about the damn thing doing a kamazie run as they are known for doing them.
Totally agree, if anything I have found Phoneutria's to be lot less demanding/agressive than most africans, I'd do two things, buy a mentally aggressive african (P.Murinus etc) and something like a Poeciletheria for the speed/skittishness, once you have dealt with them for a while and feel confident, then think about getting a Phoneutria, my favourites are definitely P.Nigriventer.You shouldn't need to clean the viv more than 6 monthly. Use exactly the same method of cleaning these as you would with any fast Asian or African arboreal T such as Heteroscodra maculata or any of the Poecilotheria sp. If you can contain these without them escaping then Phoneutria won't give you any problems. If you're worried about tank maintenance, how do you plan to get the spider into the viv in the first place? They are quite quick and fairly defensive but they're not demons, if you can manage a highly strung African T, then you should be ok with one of these