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P Metalica

Discussion in 'Spiders and Inverts' started by Malmum, Dec 14, 2012.


  1. Malmum

    Malmum PetForums VIP

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    I think I've got that right, lol. I don't often post in this section, usually dogs as you can see why but I'm trying to get a P Metalica for my sons collection. I know he'd love one but they're few and far between from what he tells me. Would rather a juvenile but am open to adult/spidering too.

    I know they're expensive and endangered in the wild so am not very optimistic in finding one. If anyone knows where I may be able to get one or has one for sale I'd be very grateful to hear from you.

    Thanks for reading. :)
     
  2. HerdingSnakes

    HerdingSnakes PetForums Member

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    What age is your son?
    Poecilotheria are extremely fast and venomous and not for beginners.

    Most available are captive bred and I'll be breeding my P. metallica when I find a male for her, that said, the slings will only be going to people who have lots of experience with old world Theraphosids.
     
  3. Malmum

    Malmum PetForums VIP

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    It's okay, my son is 33 years old, lol. He is very aware of the venom and has a lovely set up for his T's - all in very secure, well set up environments.

    Here's a couple of Vids of two of his T's.

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    These are not Tarantula's that he would handle anyway - for obvious reasons.

    Thanks for the reply. :)

    ETA - If you have a pic of your one, would love to see it, they're quite beautiful aren't they?
     
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  4. HerdingSnakes

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    Sorry I haven't been around much, I don't really visit the forum any more, though I remembered to check on this thread so here's a belated reply.

    Personally I prefer P. subfusca, though P. metallica aren't too bad.

    Here's my girl:
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    Poecilotheria metallica by HerdingSnakes, on Flickr
    I'll look for a mate for her later in spring when the weather isn't so unpredictable.
     
  5. Malmum

    Malmum PetForums VIP

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    They really are stunning though aren't they? He did get one, sub adult if that's what you call them :eek: and its beautiful. He's waiting for it to shed to sex it and is hoping its a female as he knows someone with a juvenile male.

    Good luck with your mating when it happens and thanks for the reply. :)
     
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