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Typhochlaena Curumim

Dupid22

Member
I want to know all of your opinions on this, PLEASE!

I have the opportunity to purchase a T. Curumim for $650 unsexed. Given their rarity and endangered status.
- I'm hesitant due to my minimal 5 years in the hobby (Should this T be in the hands of a "professional"?)
- Typhochlaena's are by no means a beginner/intermediate/advanced level T. IMO they are expert level+.
- Again with rarity/endangered status how likely is it that this is a miss identification and I'd be way overpaying?

Any additional opinions, insights, or even contacts to "professional" so this T can be used to preserve the species rather than just sit on my shelf, please reply.

Help me make the best decision for the hobby!!!
 

Dupid22

Member
I want to know all of your opinions on this, PLEASE!

I have the opportunity to purchase a T. Curumim for $650 unsexed. Given their rarity and endangered status.
- I'm hesitant due to my minimal 5 years in the hobby (Should this T be in the hands of a "professional"?)
- Typhochlaena's are by no means a beginner/intermediate/advanced level T. IMO they are expert level+.
- Again with rarity/endangered status how likely is it that this is a miss identification and I'd be way overpaying?

Any additional opinions, insights, or even contacts to "professional" so this T can be used to preserve the species rather than just sit on my shelf, please reply.

Help me make the best decision for the hobby!!!
Yup I passed on it. I agree with all of you, too much.
 

octanejunkie

Well-Known Member
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3 Year Member
Tarantula Club Member
Yup I passed on it. I agree with all of you, too much.
The problem with ultra rare is three-fold, and all hinge around cost, in my experience:

1. Cost prohibitive to acquire
- fewer individuals are purchased due to cost
2. Stress and pressure about keeping
- needs and expectations all rely on the few individuals purchased
3. Cost prohibitive to sell
- how many in the hobby can casually afford an individual that costs over $500 to acquire
 
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