So I just started keeping but what I really want to keep eventually is Old worlds (pokies) I have a stripe knee and a pink toe . I heard P. Irminia is a good new world to get accustomed to old worlds ? Thanks In advance
That’s awesome it was my favorite one that blue on yellow is amazing !!Poecilotheria metallica (if starting with a poecie in my opinion) is the most docile of all poecie species and would make a great beginner Poecilotheria.
Never get a T and worry about getting bitten as that should never happen anyway -I hope you don't mind me chiming in here but I have a related question. I am a beginner and happy with my avicularia for now but I would eventually like other aboreals, especially Psalmopeus and Pseudoclamoris. Regarding the speed and potential to bite, is it better to get a sling, juvenile or an adult as a first one?
I have watched quite a few videos of re-housings etc. The slings seem to move even faster than adults and I guess can get lost easier, yet their fangs are smaller so maybe the bite risk would be less severe until they grow?
I ended up getting a p irminia sling . I just saw your 1 year growth video and I’m amazed!Honestly Poecilotheria are probably better then Psalmopoeus for beginners. I do agree only on the grounds of venom effects..but barely. Psalmopoeus venom is extremely hot and extremely painful unlike all other new world spiders. Poecilotheria venom is the same but add rapid heart rate, long term cramping....ect. The major difference between the two (this is from on hands experience...I own 100s of each) is that Poecilotheria tend to run and hide avoiding confrontation as to Psalmopoeus will hold their ground and bite. Ive had Psalmopoeus actually hunt my hand down (through the glass)...they seam to have very good eyesight for a spider.
Honestly if you do your homework and start with a sling theres no reason you cant start with a pokie. Poecilotheria tigrinawesseli, smithi, regalis and metallica all are pretty laid back compared to the other species.