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At last count, how many tarantulas are in your collection?

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by PanzoN88, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. PanzoN88

    PanzoN88 Well-Known Member

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    I did the same thing on AB, I should've actually created this thread on June 1st, but it slipped my mind which is why I'm doing this now. The thread title is self explanatory,

    I am currently at 42 tarantulas at various sizes (I can list them all if you'd like).
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  2. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I'm up to 93 and desperately trying not to go any higher. :D
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    KezyGLA Well-Known Member

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    Last count was early last year. Sitting at 139 (not including slings).

    I don't know how many I have at the moment. Have sold and traded many since then.
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    I got 3 but have 7 more on the way
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    Whitelightning777 Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I'd have to check my signature.
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    5 right now but hoping to bump that number up after the IHS Donny show
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    Tortoise Tom Well-Known Member

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    I would love to see a list. Every time I see a name I don't know, I look it up. Trying to learn about all the ones I don't know, and there are sooooo many available in the hobby now that I never even heard of back in the 80s and 90s.

    Here's my list:
    11 G. pulchra, 10 slings and one large adult female.
    3 P. mutica
    3 B. albospilosum
    1 GBB
    1 H. gigas
    1 P. pulcher
    1 P. irminia

    So 21 currently.

    Due to arrive day after tomorrow:
    2 GBB
    1 OBT
    1 B. boehmei
    3 A. geniculata
    3 H. lividum (or C. lividum)
    3 N. chromatus

    That will put me at 34 and I intend to stay at that number for a little while. Well… at least until I find the other species that I'm looking for. I still have 18 more on my current wish list, and thanks to all of you enablers, the wish list keeps getting longer.
  8. Whitelightning777

    Whitelightning777 Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    B sabulosum x 4 slings

    C versicolor

    L Klugi

    P striata

    H pulchripes

    P so machala

    T stirmi

    Honorable mentions:

    1 H spinifer scorpion adult female

    1 H spinifer scorpling

    And of course, Maxine my M balfouri who passed away from fecal impaction. RIP

    That puts it at 10 tarantulas and 2 inverts.
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  9. LuboMoravcik

    LuboMoravcik Member

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    22 tarantulas and one wild caught house spider. Haha
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  10. MassExodus

    MassExodus Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Three shelf units of four shelves each. I stopped counting after downsizing to 50. Somewhere under fifty, with only a few more possible additions in the future. Mostly Brachys I need, and a few Poecis.
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    Dave Jay Well-Known Member

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    30 atm, one sling died recently. There's still a couple of species I need to round out my collection but I'll wait until the right deal comes along.

    1x Selenotypus plumipes "Northern Territory"
    17x Selenotypus "sp.2"
    5x Phlogius "stents"
    3x Phlogius "pq113" "Blue Legs"
    1x Phlogius crassipes "kuttabul"
    1x Phlogius strennus
    1x Phlogius rubiseta
    1x Phlogius "goliath"

    The S. "sp.2" are slings, the rest would be better described as juveniles now.
    As you see, I absolutely need more tarantulas to have more diversity in the collection!

    Oh, and I think the scorpions are well over the 50 mark atm, but I only have 3 centipedes.
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  12. LC72uk

    LC72uk Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I`m down to 98 T`s. 5 Scorpions.
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    PanzoN88 Well-Known Member

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    0.1.0 Brachypelma albopilosum

    0.1.2 Brachypelma albopilosum (Nicaraguan)

    0.1.0 Brachypelma schroederi

    0.1.0 Brachypelma hamorii

    1.1.0 Brachypelma emilia

    1.1.0 Brachypelma sabulosum

    0.1.0 Acanthoscurria geniculata

    0.1.0 Harpactira dictator (paired and looking gravid)

    1.1.0 Euathlus Sp. red

    0.0.2 Euathlus Sp. yellow

    0.0.1 Aphonopelma johnnycashi

    0.0.1 Phormictopus atrichromatus

    0.2.0 Phormictopus cancerides

    0.0.5 Grammastola pulchra

    0.0.1 Grammastola pulchripes

    0.0.2 Grammastola grossa (possible pair

    0.0.2 Pamphobeteus platyomma

    0.0.1 Augacephalus breyeri

    0.0.1 Idiothele mira

    0.0.1 caribena versicolor (almost forgot to list this one)

    0.1.0 Eucratoscelus pachypus

    0.0.1 Aphonopelma moderatum

    0.1.0 Eupalaestrus campestratus

    0.0.1 Orphnaecus Sp. "Cebu"

    0.0.1 Psalmopoeus pulcher

    0.0.1 Psalmopoeus cambridgei

    0.0.1 Phrixotrichus scrofa

    0.0.1 Pelinobius muticus

    0.0.1 Grammastola porteri

    @Tortoise Tom that is every tarantula I have in my collection.
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    Tortoise Tom Well-Known Member

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    Man, it took a while for me to look up all the ones I didn't know, which was most of them. You have a lot of South African species.
    What an amazing collection! Thank you. :T:
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    PanzoN88 Well-Known Member

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    If you wish to know any specifics about any of the species above as far as care is concerned, drop me a PM and I'll see what I can do.
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  16. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Mine are all listed in the Spoiler in my signature if you want to while away a few more minutes :D
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  17. Tortoise Tom

    Tortoise Tom Well-Known Member

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    Oh I've been through your list several times! :) Most impressive. I'm still getting used to the routine of a couple dozen. I can't imagine your care routine.
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I used to have around 200 snakes so I was feeding and cleaning some of them every night but with the Ts I just feed the little ones one evening and the big ones another so I find it much easier.
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    yeahhtrue Active Member

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    I have 9...all unsexed slings/juvies except an adult G. porteri which I haven't owned long enough to determine the sex.

    1 x Grammostola porteri
    1 x Caribena Versicolor
    1 x Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens
    1 x Euathlus sp. red
    1 x Acanthoscurria geniculata
    1 x Hapalopus sp Colombia
    1 x Lasiodora parahybana
    2 x Grammostola pulchra

    When I bought my first T a year and a half ago I never expected to get even a second one. But here we are :p
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    Whitelightning777 Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    That tends to happen.