Friday, August 23, 2013

My Tarantula Wishlist

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All of my friends are having babies, and I just want another tarantula.

No seriously, I've got a terrible case of spider fever at the moment and I know absolutely nothing will satisfy this feeling until I get another spider. I've spent the past few weeks browsing around trying to find the perfect T, but I've had no luck because my favorite shops have only been getting males lately. I'm trying to be patient and wait for the right one, but in the meantime I'm totally dreaming of some of the beauties I'd absolutely love to acquire.

1. Brazilian Black Tarantula (Grammostola pulchra)

The Brazilian Black is one of my absolute must-haves, but unfortunately I've never actually stumbled across one for sale at a shop or from a breeder.

2. Mexican Redknee (Brachypelma smithi) 

I feel like these guys were everywhere when I didn't want another tarantula, and now that I do, they're nowhere to be found! Seriously, I've scoured everywhere in my area looking for a juvenile or sub-adult female, and haven't even been able to find spiderlings, which would be my last resort. My heart is really set on getting a Mexican Redknee because they're notoriously docile and simply stunning to look at, and I'm hoping my patience will pay off and I'll find one sometime soon. 

3. Brazilian Whiteknee (Acanthoscurria geniculata)

When Lydia was still alive, I really wanted to get one of these and name it Beetlejuice. I'd still like to have one eventually.

4. Cobalt Blue Tarantula (Haplopelma lividum) 

I've never actually owned an Old World tarantula species, but if I ever decide to take the plunge and expand my tarantula comfort zone, I think I'll definitely be getting a Cobalt Blue. 

5. Greenbottle Blue Tarantula (Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens)

I mentioned this briefly in my post about choosing your first tarantula, but the first spider I ever owned was a Greenbottle Blue. This is still one of my absolute favorite species and I would love to have another someday.

6. Ornamental Baboon Tarantula (Heteroscodra maculata)

This is another Old World species I wouldn't feel quite comfortable taking on right now, but as I get even more experience with keeping Ts, would be a great one to have somewhere down the line.

Do any of you keep tarantulas as pets as well? If so, which species are you totally lusting after?

4 comments :

  1. I'm brazilian :) and usually I see every week one or two black tarantula in my backyard... they love the high green grass around the threes, but my dog doesn't like this spiders. She always stay barking next to the spider. You hold love my visitors.

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    1. Oh gosh, I'm jealous!! I would be in seventh heaven there!

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  2. Heeeeyyy :3 Hi! :D I tagged you in one of my blog posts :> I hope you don't mind D:

    http://littleblackbloodyhood.blogspot.com/2013/08/5-things-tag-youre-next-d.html

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  3. I caught a Texas Brown in Austin and I still have it a year and ahlf later :D
    Since then I have adopted a Chilean Rose Hair that is quite defensive (odd for that species), and a Pink Zebra Beauty from Craigslist. I also bought a Versicolor sling, and a juvenile Indian Ornamental and they all have quite different personalities lol. The Indian Ornamental does a cricket dance that I always start jammin some classical to when its feeding time, that way it looks like a slow waltz to Strauss :-D My next T is going to be a Goliath Birdeater... because I want to see the look on the petstore employee's face when they ask "So whose the bird for?" and I answer "My tarantula" 0_0

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