If I could get just a moment of your time …
This is going to be a short and sweet blog post. Although I’m working on an article that the results of this poll would be really useful for, this question comes more from curiosity.
How many of you in the hobby began with a “beginner species?”
For the sake of argument, let consider the following a “beginner species.”
All Aphonopelma, Brachypelma, and Grammostola species, C. cyaneopubescens (GBB), Avicularia avicularia or metallica, Lasiodora parahybana (LP), E. capestratus, and Euathlus species.
And, for the more “advanced” species, let’s go with:
All “baboon” species, Pamphobeteus species, Phormictopus species, Nhandu species, Acanthoscurria species, Hapalopus species, Tapinauchenius species, Psalmopoeus species, and Poecilotheria species, and any other “Old World” tarantula not listed above.
If you’re not sure where yours falls, please take a moment to put it in the comment section.
And, anyone who wants can also name their first species in the comment section.
I’d really LOVE to get as many people as possible to answer this to get an accurate look at what the percentage is. Feel free to share this with anyone who keeps Ts and might be interested in participating.