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Rare Ts

fuzzylover

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I was wondering what are the most rare tarantulas in everyone’s collection? Mine is an avicularia minitrix but all my other ts are pretty common.
 

PanzoN88

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I was wondering what are the most rare tarantulas in everyone’s collection? Mine is an avicularia minitrix but all my other ts are pretty common.
I’ve had quite a few over the years:

Eucratoscelus pachypus
Homoeomma orellanai
Tliltocatl schroederi
Psalmopoeus langenbucheri
Harpactira dictator
Hererothele gabonensis
the former Homoeomma chilensis
The former Phrixotrichus scrofa

I think that’s all the rare species I had, that list might expand after I go to the expo on Sunday.
 

caretaker

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I Have to say
most all of mine are pretty common. I have a couple GBBs, a nice pair of P. auratus and three very nervous P. sazimai. Waiting to be rehoused from the current shoe boxes into something deeper. I have a nice C. cyaneus that's not really rare but that I like quite a lot.
I do have a (half inch and growing) H. Orellanai. A survivor. One of a group of three tiny little slings that made it.
This one seems to be doing just great! Not super rare? But valuable to me . And costly enough when I consider the cost of the group of three. My most costly thus far.
None the less probably my favorite!
Cheers
 

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m0lsx

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I have to say I am not 100% sure what is rare.

I have Homoeomma chilensis & Tliltocatl schroederi mentioned above. We also have Poecilotheria hanumavilasumica, which I believe is rare in the wild & a Poecilotheria metallica which I belive is the most endangered T.

I also have Chaetopelma olivaceum & Selenocosmia crassipes which are far from rare, but hardly ever mentioned within the hobby.
 

fuzzylover

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I have to say I am not 100% sure what is rare.

I have Homoeomma chilensis & Tliltocatl schroederi mentioned above. We also have Poecilotheria hanumavilasumica, which I believe is rare in the wild & a Poecilotheria metallica which I belive is the most endangered T.

I also have Chaetopelma olivaceum & Selenocosmia crassipes which are far from rare, but hardly ever mentioned within the hobby.
By rare I mean hard to find
 

GarField000

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Hard to get is also where are you from.
H.chilensis is very hard to find here. (I have adult female and a juvi).
Also new names show up that are new for me like the Thrixopelma ockerti. But when one big breeder has a sack the most will have them later for sale.
I'm trying to get a Brachypelma baumgarteni but no breeder has them.
Different Aphonopelma are rare here, but in the US you can find them in your garden :D
 
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Hard to get is also where are you from.
I have been looking for an A. Chalcodes for almost 2 years now. And by the time I hear someone has some, they are already gone or accounted for when I contact them. Seems like they would be all over the place here in the US but no one bothers since I guess they can't make money on such a "Common" Tarantula that apparently isn't so common.
 

Jeef

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I have been looking for an A. Chalcodes for almost 2 years now. And by the time I hear someone has some, they are already gone or accounted for when I contact them. Seems like they would be all over the place here in the US but no one bothers since I guess they can't make money on such a "Common" Tarantula that apparently isn't so common.
I couldn't find a G. pulchra for the longest time. Everyone had G. pulchripies, which I wasn't interested in. I finally scored one, then the next year at the expo, everyone had them. Same goes for A. henzii. This year, I'm in the market for a G. pulchripies, so we'll see what happens.

As an aside, last two years at that expo, everyone had A. chalcodes.

Another thing to factor in is if you want a sling vs a juvie vs an adult.
 
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