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WC vs CB

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by jrh3, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. jrh3

    jrh3 Active Member 3 Year Member

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    is there any difference? will the temperment be different? will th wild caught be more aggressive? there are 2in. slings
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I've noticed no difference in temperament in the few wild caught I have. They don't try to constantly escape like many wild caught true spiders I've attempted to keep, but ended up releasing. I had a big male WC stirmi, he had a certain standoffish-ness, and would stridulate at me, but he was by no means aggressive. When you buy a wild caught adult, you never know how much time they have left, you never know how healthy they will be, or where they came from, so there's some obvious disadvantages..
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    Scoolman Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I have noticed wc adults tread to be more skittish ave inclined to run from disturbances, whereas cb will come out to investigate disturbances, which usually mean feeding time. My wc T stirmi (acquired as an adult) is very defensive, and still hold her ground, while my cb T stirmi (acquired at 3") prefers to run for cover.
    I have a wc G pulchra that will stand and fight, but all the wc ones run for cover.
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    The main difference to me is that WC could be carrying parasites whereas CB are more likely to be healthy.
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    TabithasMom Active Member

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    To my knowledge, I've owned only two, possibly three, WC Ts. Between the three porteris, there is a definite attitude (and size) difference between the two WC and the CB. The one I have now is so incredibly docile, and almost seems to enjoy being handled. I've never seen her rear up, or flick hairs. The other two...well, they were as spunky as a E. murinus, lol. Could be chalked up to specimen differences, but who knows.
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