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    who all is working with them? we should be moving into the new house next week, since im going to have a good sized chunk of space to myself im thinking i might sneak a couple tanks of these critters in. the wife won notice an extra tank or two with all my plant and frog tanks i dont think. good starter species? figuring an emporer or giant asian forest scorpion, a desert scorp? and a spider to start with preferably a showy species. doesnt need to be handleable just want it to be out so i can see it.
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    i used to have a tarantula(Chilean Rose Hair) she was so docil and she was very pretty after she shed! iridescent! that would be my pick for a beginners. also try a Pink Toed. with scorpions i have no experience. but i do know that you should only get ones that have big pinchers and skinny tail. i have been told Emperors are good.
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    yeah i have 3 tarantulas and just lost my last scorpion. we have kept emporers as well as texas browns. they are both really neat to watch and keep. as for spiders most will say a rose hair is great for beginners b/c they are docile and put up with alot as far as temp variables and such. i started with a mexican red knee who is real b****. i also have a pink toe who is very pretty. i would recomend starting with a ground species first, my pink toe is arboreal and took alot of time to set things up just right but once i got her i had to do it. the red knee is very colorful but has ultricating hairs that she loves to flick on me every time i go near her, the rose hair is alot calmer and allows me to handle her without worrying about an itchy rash. pm me with more questions if you would like.

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    The emperor scorpion is big and impressive, but kinda boring. The desert hairy (Hadrurus) is much more interesting. Gotta love the rose hair tarantula, mine lived for 6 years, lovely creature.
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    Avicularia are a great genus to start with as they are quite docile and always above ground. Then with the scorpions I suggest either an emp or a desert scorpion. It's a little harder to find CB desert scorps though.

    Whatever you do its best not to get one of the aggressive tropical species of either animal. Start with an easy docile one and see how that works out for you.

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    why does every one insist on docil? i need to introduce you ppl to my spotted python

    actually i will probably be getting A. versicolor and C. cyaneopubescens and maybe A. geniculata as far as spiders havent decided on scorps yet. figure ill sneak the T's in first
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    Now I see the reason for the PM.

    I'm no expert on spiders nor scorpians. But I like spiders. I've kept a tarantula and black widows before. Let's not talk about the black widows, that ended in a nightmare.
    Anyway, If I were you I think I'd start off with Atrax robustus for the spider. They are just so cute.

    I've never had a scorpion, but I think I'd start off with a Androctonus australis.

    Let us know how it turns out.

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    your funny Ozzy, actually i have no real issues with keeping either though i dont think Atrax robustus is availible to the general hobbiest in the states the pm was cause im looking for Centruroides and i think your in the area and i know you dont mind flipping boards for critters i mean Bug told me bout your last lady friend
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