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    LF Suggestions on first tropical terrestrial "T"

    Well, lets see, I prefer a pretty and active one that is not going to hide the entire day.

    But must meet certain requirements:
    1. high heat 70-75f nights and 82-90f days
    2. high humidity 80% + nights and 65% + days.

    I think I have narrowed my choices down to:
    1. Brazilian Black (Grammostola pulchra)
    2. Brazilian white knee (Acanthoscurria geniculata)
    3. Brazilian salmon (Lasiodora parahybana)
    4. Mexican red knee (Brachypelma smithi)

    I considered the Green Bottle Blue (Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens)
    and Brazilian black and white (Nhandu coloratovillosus)
    but am unsure if my high heat and humidity would not be ideal for them.

    I am open to more suggestions though

    Thanks, Dodge
    Last edited by Dodge; 07-01-2010 at 04:13 PM. Reason: edited scientific name

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodge View Post
    Well, lets see, I prefer a pretty and active one that is not going to hide the entire day.

    But must meet certain requirements:
    1. high heat 70-75f nights and 82-90f days
    2. high humidity 80% + nights and 65% + days.

    I think I have narrowed my choices down to:
    1. Brazilian Black (Grammostola pulchra)
    2. Brazilian white knee (Acanthoscurria geniculata)
    3. Brazilian salmon (Lasiodora parahybana)
    4. Mexican red knee (Brachypelma smithi)

    I considered the Green Bottle Blue (Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens)
    and Brazilian black and white (Brazilopelma colloratvillosum)
    but am unsure if my high heat and humidity would not be ideal for them.

    I am open to more suggestions though

    Thanks, Dodge

    Acanthoscurria geniculata, Lasiodora parahybana, and Nhandu colloratvillosus (The name you used is no longer in use) all fit your needs, the other species need lower humidity and are more arid in nature (especially the GBB).
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    L. Parahybana is a cool spider
    They get big & they don't burrow or web up the whole tank (They usually only make ground webs)
    + When they get big they can take out a mouse / Big Plus / LOL

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    After much research and looking at all the pretty "T's" for hours on end, I have finally made a decision.

    And the Winner is....
    1. Brazilian Black (Grammostola pulchra)

    I will wait a week before getting one to make sure I have a proper enclosure and all is ready. This one seems to meet all my requirements, docile, pretty, terrestrial and enjoys high humidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodge View Post
    After much research and looking at all the pretty "T's" for hours on end, I have finally made a decision.

    And the Winner is....
    1. Brazilian Black (Grammostola pulchra)

    I will wait a week before getting one to make sure I have a proper enclosure and all is ready. This one seems to meet all my requirements, docile, pretty, terrestrial and enjoys high humidity.
    The humidity thing is actually wrong....they do best with dry substrate and moderate humidity (50%). Most caresheets on the web are wrong, they are a grassland species.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

    My growlist: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...255#post961255

    Video of my birth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xc5wIpUenQ

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