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G. Pulchra onslaught

Discussion in 'Grammostola' started by Mr. P, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Mr. P

    Mr. P Active Member

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    There has been a bunch of G. Pulchra for sale lately. I have seen five breeders selling them now in just the last two weeks. Thought they were hard to come by. :)
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member

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    I think juveniles and adults were hard to find for a while...
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    Whitelightning777 Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Hmmmmm.....

    Who, what, where and for how much?

    Just curious. :)
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    Mr. P Active Member

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    There are three here in the "For Sale" forums and I have seen a couple outside the forums.
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    Metalman2004 Well-Known Member

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    Yep I’m curious where they all came from all of a sudden. Imports I guess. I’m sure its a cool species but I jist don’t get it.
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  6. Mr. P

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    Well Casey K., Dreadz and Todd Gearhart all have them here in the forums for sale. Backwater, questionable from what I have read has them and Swift had some 3"+ just last week. There was another but I can't remember who it was and the the going rate is $65-$95 except for the larger at Swift.
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member

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    I'm with you...there like the black dog at the pound for me. Just look right by them for something flashier.
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    Palp Friction has them for $60 + $40 shipping.
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    Metalman2004 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, only problem is they are “reserve” orders. I assume that means they don’t have them yet.

    I actually have an order in house with them that is shipping next week. If they were actually in stock I’d probably add one to my order, but no such luck.
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    PanzoN88 Well-Known Member

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    It is weird how they are coming out of nowhere


    (I ordered four)
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    I thought that they breed seasonally, not sure however.
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    Metalman2004 Well-Known Member

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    Its possible, at least to some extent. I’ve certainly noticed a seasonality to the offerings on most websites. I’m sure this has something to do with it, but I think there’s more to the story than just that.
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    PanzoN88 Well-Known Member

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    I think I only saw them offered a couple times in 2017 (not ranting but they always seem to make an appearance when I already bought new adds, but not this time, I took advantage of the good deals)
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    I agree. It is weird, especially when you realize that the ones being offered are 3/4"-1" in size. It takes a couple/few years for them to get that size. So someone out there had some sacs and has been holding onto them and raising them all this time.
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    I found three more breeders selling them including fearnottarantulas, they are coming out of the woodwork now.
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    I have to imagine that supply is now higher than demand (maybe). Once some of these dealers sit on some of the inventory for a while I’ll be interested to see if the price comes down.

    Either way, its good to see another “rare” species in the hobby become not-so-rare.
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    I think I read somewhere that they are difficult to breed. I know I was searching last year and couldn't find any when I was looking to buy. Just ordered one from Casey K on here :)
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    I don't know much about breeding this species so I can't provide information on that. Also, you picked a great seller to buy from (you owe it to yourself to buy more as her deals are too good to pass up)(your wallet is probably telling you to buy five more)
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    Casey K. Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Interesting thread this is. . For all of you wondering about Pulchra production, females need to go through 6 month cooling period and environmental simulation must be on point. This species is VERY difficult to produce and I only know of one person that has mastered it and he's not contributing to any info, lol. I wouldn't consider them a "rare" species.
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    All that you see flooding the market at this time were imported from Europe.
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