Hi all I'm looking for a spider

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My miss hates spiders but we have been told that Australia has found a Albion furry white tarantula am I just getting lied to or is it a real thing I've found photos and docs on it but can't find one for sale any and all help would be great thank u
 

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to be honest, that thing is really terrifying and i like tarantulas!:D:p
[doublepost=1595035192,1595035069][/doublepost]don't know about you, but keeping a toy tarantula as a pet seems pretty boring.
 

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My kind of spider....
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My wife loved it so I had to ask
[doublepost=1595055655,1595055586][/doublepost]I never look in to things I would rather ask the only things I study are the things I own
[doublepost=1595055805][/doublepost]In that case what is the best looking tarantula u can get in austraila I want one
 

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My wife loved it so I had to ask
[doublepost=1595055655,1595055586][/doublepost]I never look in to things I would rather ask the only things I study are the things I own
[doublepost=1595055805][/doublepost]In that case what is the best looking tarantula u can get in austraila I want one
not sure if you can get them in australia, but if i were to get one (which i would never ever) it would be a cobalt blue tarantula
 

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My wife loved it so I had to ask
[doublepost=1595055655,1595055586][/doublepost]I never look in to things I would rather ask the only things I study are the things I own
[doublepost=1595055805][/doublepost]In that case what is the best looking tarantula u can get in austraila I want one
Try Platinum reptile supplies in Sydney, I know they sell spiders and scorpions.Also James Bindoff in Townsville
 

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In all seriousness though, spiders don't freak me out, I keep several Aussie T's and have done for many years.
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What actually terrifies me and makes me genuinely nervous are centipedes.... I don’t know what it is, perhaps just their lightning speed and totally unpredictable ways... I have 2 big green Ethmostigmus rubripes and they scare the s**t outta me when I feed them... if they're out and about when I need to open their enclosure to throw a cricket or woody in... if they got out, I would probably just burn my house to the ground. Those things (as far as I'm concerned) are the stuff of nightmares. About 3 weeks ago I was awoken in the middle of the night by something crawling across my legs, man did I fly off the bed in a hurry... was just an escaped woody lol. Heart rate went from about 60bpm to 180bpm in a split second.
 

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In all seriousness though, spiders don't freak me out, I keep several Aussie T's and have done for many years.
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What actually terrifies me and makes me genuinely nervous are centipedes.... I don’t know what it is, perhaps just their lightning speed and totally unpredictable ways... I have 2 big green Ethmostigmus rubripes and they scare the s**t outta me when I feed them... if they're out and about when I need to open their enclosure to throw a cricket or woody in... if they got out, I would probably just burn my house to the ground. Those things (as far as I'm concerned) are the stuff of nightmares. About 3 weeks ago I was awoken in the middle of the night by something crawling across my legs, man did I fly off the bed in a hurry... was just an escaped woody lol. Heart rate went from about 60bpm to 180bpm in a split second.

Ya, i would love to keep a tarantula as a pet or even a bird eating spider, its just the venomous spiders that scare me, don't know why but i think its because unlike a snake it shows like no emotion and they're so tiny but yet some could kill me and my entire family in one bite. centipedes also scare me.
 

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Ya, i would love to keep a tarantula as a pet or even a bird eating spider, its just the venomous spiders that scare me, don't know why but i think its because unlike a snake it shows like no emotion and they're so tiny but yet some could kill me and my entire family in one bite. centipedes also scare me.
I've kept the Toowoomba funnel-web, a notoriously bad tempered and highly venomous spider, also have kept quite a few Red-backs.

The Best spiders to keep by far IMO though are the Huntsmans. Tarantulas are often referred to as "pet jars of dirt" because you simply never see them as they are obligate burrowers. I probably actually see my T's twice a year if I'm lucky... I remember seeing my Selenocosmia crassipes the size of a 10c coin (leg-span included), the next time I saw it, it was the size of a drink coaster and I was like WTF. LOL
 

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i would be pretty confused if i bought a spider as a baby and then didn't see for like a year and then it comes out looking like aragog form harry potter.

I've kept the Toowoomba funnel-web, a notoriously bad tempered and highly venomous spider, also have kept quite a few Red-backs.

The Best spiders to keep by far IMO though are the Huntsmans. Tarantulas are often referred to as "pet jars of dirt" because you simply never see them as they are obligate burrowers. I probably actually see my T's twice a year if I'm lucky... I remember seeing my Selenocosmia crassipes the size of a 10c coin (leg-span included), the next time I saw it, it was the size of a drink coaster and I was like WTF. LOL
 
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