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Best first pokie?

Discussion in 'Poecilotheria' started by Whitelightning777, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. Whitelightning777

    Whitelightning777 Active Member

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    I'm just curious. Which one is the most interesting and least problematic?

    Of course, slings would probably be the best.
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I've had 3 Pokies from slings, an ornata, rufiliata and a metallica. The ornata and rufiliata are very shy and skittish whereas the metallica was fairly calm even as a sling and now as an adult is probably one of the calmest Ts I have. This may not be the experience of others as Ts can vary in temperament even amongst the same species.
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    My metallica sling is also chill. My rufilata had never given me problems either. My smithi usually stays hidden but anytime I see her she looks like she’s just had a full pot of coffee to her self. She is (for lack of a better word) very twitchy and very hyped up.
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    Subfusca Highland.

    My metallica is the meanest pokie I own.
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    Marija Well-Known Member

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    I have an ornata, rufilata, formosa, vittata and 3 metallicas. My meanest one is my formosa, rufilata tends to be very skittish while others are fairly calm but the calmest ones are definitely my metallicas.
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    Whitelightning777 Active Member

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    What about P striatta? That one is gorgeous!!
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    Shampain Well-Known Member

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    I'd say Vittata, they seem to be generally calm from most opinions but all pokies have the potential to be difficult lol... In my experience all you need is an enclosure that opens at the top and you're golden... They run sideways around and around but never up in my opinion... :)
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    Marija Well-Known Member

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    I had a striata sling also, unfortunately it died :/
    It was fairly calm.
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    LC72uk Moderator Staff Member

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    I`ve never had a problem with any of my Pokies, they either don`t move when I enter their Tanks or they run back behind their Cork bark as for most chilled I would say my Metallica is, but then again I don`t see much of any of them , apart from on feeding day:)
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