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Most Visible Tarantulas

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by ErinM31, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Colette

    Colette Arachnopeon

    Here's my experience...

    Never hides

    B hamorii SA
    B boehmi juvie
    G pulchra sling
    G iheringi juvie/SA
    N tripepii juvie

    Often visible

    Gbb juvie - lots of webbing but out and about a lot every day, only disappeared during premolt

    P cambridgei SA - always in tube during the day with only toes visible but seen out most evenings

    Never seen

    P sazimai juvie - only ever seen if it's in the burrow against the glass, haven't seen it above ground in months

    Who the hell knows

    N chromatus - disappeared for weeks, literally not seen once. However came out last week and has been out regularly since so who knows.
  2. kevinlowl

    kevinlowl Arachnoknight

    lol my H. gigas has dug a burrow but never uses it. It just sits and chills up top even when I subject its enclosure to vibrations by grabbing and opening it.
    Meanwhile my two largest LPs have been hiding under their flowerpots since I rehoused them weeks ago. Damn spiders, I shouldn't have given them a hide.
  3. boina

    boina Arachnoangel Arachnosupporter

    @The Grym Reaper I think there must be a difference between American and European strains of P. cambridgei, because I never see mine either. My Irminia is out much more often. And the Americans are always gushing about seeing theirs...
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  4. Leila

    Leila Arachnobaron

    Lol. Mine have only recently begun to stay out in the open. Both about 3.5 inches. They hid all the time until their most recent molts about a month ago.
  5. boina

    boina Arachnoangel Arachnosupporter

    My list:

    Always out:
    All Brachypelmas after they reach a certain size between 2 and 3".
    All Grammostolas after they reach a certain size between 2 and 3", except my AF G. pulchripes who, for some reason, spends most of her time in her hide.
    N. carapoensis after they reach a certain size between 2 and 3".
    T. cyaneolum - no matter the size
    All Lasiodoras after they reach a certain size between 2 and 3".
    X. immanis
    Euathlus sp. whatever
    A. genic
    Phormictopus platus/auratus
    P. sazimai after the reach a certain size between 2 and 3"

    Out most of the time:
    N. chromatus and coloratovillosus
    H. namaquensis and cafreriana - no matter the size
    H. sp. Columbia big/gross
    Pterinochilus chordatus (mine doesn't want to burrow)
    All Tapis
    M. mesomelas (honestly, who said they were fossorial?)
    Phormictopus sp. green

    Sometimes out:
    P. murinus
    D. pentaloris
    P. irminia
    L. sp. Borneo black
    All Poecilotheria (still juveniles, may show more when adult)
    Ceratogyrus meridionalis
    All Pamphos (why do mine hide a lot? I must be doing something wrong :confused:)
    All Avics and similar
    GBB (it has a very large enclosure that's completely webbed over and hard to see into)
    Plesiopelma sp. Bolivia
    N. incei
    E. olivacea
    T. ockerti

    Never out and therefore annoying:
    M. robustus
    A. seemanni
    P. cambridgei (AF)
    L. nigerrimum
    Stichoplastoris Sp. San Isidro - invisible bitey thing :meh:
    O. schioedtei - although they do show some leg sometimes and are therefore less annoying.

    and I've tried to avoid the obvious burrowers...
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  6. boina

    boina Arachnoangel Arachnosupporter

    Mine is adult... I had to dismantle her whole enclosure to even find her when I wanted to rehouse her.
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  7. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnoreaper Arachnosupporter

    @boina They always go on about how evil irminia are too but my girl is probably the calmest out of all of my Psalmopoeus specimens.

    Yeah, I fully bought into the cambridgei hype, I doubt I'll get another once mine hooks out and goes off for breeding duty, he's occasionally at the entrance of his cork tube but he bolts back inside if I so much as walk past the shelf that holds his enclosure.
  8. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnoreaper Arachnosupporter

    My guy's about 4" DLS, I just looked over and I can see 3 legs sticking out of the cork tube lol.
  9. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnoreaper Arachnosupporter

    Mine's only a sling, it bolts back into its burrow if I pick up its enclosure but it's usually sat right outside the entrance unless eating or in premoult.

    My LP burrowed until she hit 4", after that she forgot what a hide was for.
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  10. FrDoc

    FrDoc Arachnosquire

    I'm really just venting about not seeing her. I'm not concerned as she is a juvenile. Heck, even when these little critters hide its just another example of how darned interesting they are as pets.
  11. Graves6661

    Graves6661 Arachnosquire

    My C. marshalli and A. genic are always out waiting for their next meal.
  12. efmp1987

    efmp1987 Arachnosquire

    Why am I not seeing any Pamphobeteus here? Are they fossorials that show up for a minute once a year? :troll:
  13. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnodemon Active Member

    Hey I'm not American! Born and raised in Quebec, Canada. Different strains of P.cams? We talking weed or spiders lmao.

    Anyhow I think it may actually have to do with personality more then anything. Some specimens are just naturally more nervous/skittish. Seeing as you and Grym only have one each maybe you need to give it another shot.
    It not just hype if it's true... ;) you shouldn't base your opinion of this species solely on the behavior of a single specimen.
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  14. StampFan

    StampFan Arachnosquire Active Member

    I've got a working (under development) theory that in general day-to-day life (ie NOT pre-molt, injury, etc.) bright light levels may nudge *some* opportunistic burrowers to hide as an additional stress. Of course seeking appropriate temperature and humidity may also nudge others to burrow/hide as well.
  15. JillGig

    JillGig Arachnopeon

    My LP does the same thing..he's a juvi. Not sure if the younger ones tend to hide more. Mine goes in his hide and blocks the entrance.
  16. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnoreaper Arachnosupporter

  17. efmp1987

    efmp1987 Arachnosquire

    Im sorry. I thought it was Poecilotheria lol haha
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  18. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

    I have 2 as adult female- no change.
  19. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    I will just mention the ones I have that literally never hide.

    P. nigricolor....used its hide once for 2 weeks before a molt as a sub-adult, after that it filled in the space, blocking the hide.

    P. cambridgei....none of mine hide...I had a sac and raised most to 2", had one single specimen that i never saw (@Ungoliant now has her)...The adults I have owned have never hid...they even make molting mats in the open.

    G. porteri...doesn't know what a hide is...could care less.

    P. cancerides. They all dig, but none ever create a burrow...they just sit on the surface, waiting for food or something to get angry at.

    T. cyaneolum....very much like my G. porteri...give it a great hide, and it doesn't care.

    C. marshalli....created a nice burrow, but prefers to sit on top and just web everything....doesn't even bolt when I open the top...very confident spider...just sits there.

    Nhandu species. I hear of them hiding, others seak of it, but personally mine never do, in fact most have blocked their hides long ago.

    This is kinda one many might not think of...T. ockerti...mine never webbed much and are always visible, although when they realize they are being looked at, they do try to hide, like walking under something....but that's just their skittish nature...but just hiding away...no, not really, at least none I ever had.

    Any Brachy I have ever had was done burrowing by 2"

    Poecilothera are hit or miss....I have a striata and a regalis that will hide regularly...and ornata that almost never hides, and when she does, its never that great of a job. I also have a vitatta and regalis that never ever hide, molt in the open and don't even attempt to avoid being seen.

    Last is P. scrofa. Moving sub, absolutely, but hiding...no, its not in their nature I don't think.
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  20. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

    You don't say, like what's used for insects at night only different.
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