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What is your most prolific hair flicker?

Enn49

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I have not had many Ts flick hair when disturbed and those that have don't do it often until I got my tiny Cyriocosmus leetzi, Paez. This one is a monster at less than 0.5", it will kick those hind legs at a fantastic rate every time I open it's vial.
It made me wonder what species you have that kick hairs on a regular basis?
 

PanzoN88

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Suspect male G. grossa, my other one does not flick very much.
 

Jess S

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I have not had many Ts flick hair when disturbed and those that have don't do it often until I got my tiny Cyriocosmus leetzi, Paez. This one is a monster at less than 0.5", it will kick those hind legs at a fantastic rate every time I open it's vial.
It made me wonder what species you have that kick hairs on a regular basis?
I'm now wondering if that's typical behaviour for the species as it's pretty high on my want list. The markings on them are so stunning, they look unreal.
 

Enn49

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I'm now wondering if that's typical behaviour for the species as it's pretty high on my want list. The markings on them are so stunning, they look unreal.
None of my other Cyriocosmus have been like that, in fact they're usually quite calm but it's my 1st leetzi so I couldn't say if it's a species thing or not.
 

Rs50matt

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we have a C Leetzi Af and shes pretty uneventful. rehoused her few days ago and no hair or bolt. very cute looking but I personally prefer the look of the Elegans

hard to say a species specifically as individuals are so different.. have a Hamorii that doesn't do anything but kicks hair when you put the lid back on. A few P Cancerides that enjoy a kick. bout it really
 

James1975

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I have not had many Ts flick hair when disturbed and those that have don't do it often until I got my tiny Cyriocosmus leetzi, Paez. This one is a monster at less than 0.5", it will kick those hind legs at a fantastic rate every time I open it's vial.
It made me wonder what species you have that kick hairs on a regular basis?
I have to say my brachypelma hamori always kicks hairs at me and my t vagens does..my nhandu chromatus on the other hand does not flick hairs,instead she likes to give me a threat pose instead.
 

Jess S

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This small jerk, Brachypelma auratum, who has a damn molt cycle of over 70 days and flicks hairs every time I open the lid :D

Oh no, I hope mine doesn't get like that. It's being a darling at the moment. It was a nuisance when I first had it, trying to escape all the time, but it's nice and chilled for now.... It's smaller than yours so I'm expecting it to change as it grows
 

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