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GBB big enough to be intimidating

Arachnoclown

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Gbbs are definitely slow compared to alot of old worlds. Once you get more time under your belt it's nothing at all. I dont even react anymore to sudden movements from alot of spiders. I can pretty much feel what they are going to do before they do it. You'll get there someday. ;)
 

SikmT7

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You wanna talk about a fast T, M balfouri, like a piece of lightening! Love them though! :cool: Don't worry buddy that's how you get your handles up! :)
 

m0lsx

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You wanna talk about a fast T, M balfouri, like a piece of lightening! Love them though! :cool: Don't worry buddy that's how you get your handles up! :)

I have a M balfori that is not too defensive, but hates it's water holder being taken out. It has shown no signs of being fast. I got it as part of a bundle & would never have ordered myself one. But I think it's the most beutiful T I have for many reasons. Not only does it look great, but it's webbing is amazing & it's personality & temperament are good too.

I think the fastest & most skittish T that I have is a Caribena versicolour. Harmless, beautiful, but out for a walk at the first opportunity & a sod to get back in.

My MM GBB made it's displeasure known once. It did not eat a cricket & was running every time the cricket went near it, so I put my hand in the remove the cricket. Having run from the cricket, the GBB ran at my hand & hit it, with it's front legs :D What a hero.
 

SikmT7

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I have a M balfori that is not too defensive, but hates it's water holder being taken out. It has shown no signs of being fast. I got it as part of a bundle & would never have ordered myself one. But I think it's the most beutiful T I have for many reasons. Not only does it look great, but it's webbing is amazing & it's personality & temperament are good too.

I think the fastest & most skittish T that I have is a Caribena versicolour. Harmless, beautiful, but out for a walk at the first opportunity & a sod to get back in.

My MM GBB made it's displeasure known once. It did not eat a cricket & was running every time the cricket went near it, so I put my hand in the remove the cricket. Having run from the cricket, the GBB ran at my hand & hit it, with it's front legs :D What a hero.
I think the balfouri is one of my all time favorites! Mine are very fast and quite skittish, my female actually let me handle her, my male threw up a threat posture at a cricket and I actually heard a slight hissing sound come from him :eek:. Never had an C. versicolor, I know the A avicularia I used to have was quite fast and even jumped at times, tough one to handle, yet they are recommended for beginners I guess because of their docile temperament. My A seemani comes out of her hide and actually sits on her water dish when I try and take it out, lol cutest thing ever! I absolutely love my balfouris they are beautiful with lots of personality and their webbing design is intriguing! I have been wanting a GBB, their coloration is dazzling and their funnel webs are a sight to behold. My P cambridgeis are pretty quick, but sweethearts at the same time. Glad to hear that your balfouris aren't fast, I have a blast trying to keep mine contained :D
 

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