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  1. Em Elyse

    I truly think this species is one of the prettiest Ts, they are just stunning…. I love the "natural" color look more than the brights though, so that's probably why

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  2. infamous420 hip hop

    This is the most docile species ive ever owned, my cousin in Arizona says when he goes out to catch them they never bite, treat pose or flick hairs, no wonder why the tarantula hawk chose these guys as host😂

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  3. John Watters

    I bought one of these back in December, about 4 inches. I was concerned about her not eating, but I guess I will just wait until spring hits. But, I have her on Eco Earth, and I was wondering if I should switch it up? There's a weird fluffiness to it, and I was wondering if I am actually doing her a disservice by keeping her on it?

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  4. Lori Walker

    I bought one of these Ts yesterday and so far mine is a total sweetheart. A great addition to my T family and very gorgeous. Thank you so much for the info!

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  5. The Terrible Turophile

    I'm actually having a hard time finding this species which is really frustrating, especially since I live in Arizona. I figured out of all three species I want, the A. Seemanni would've been the hardest one to find, but I found one at the very first pet store I went to. At the next one, I found two B. Boehmeis, the other one I want, but no one has A. Chalcodes or has any idea when they'll get some in stock. Why is the indigenous species the hardest one to find?

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  6. Timothy Curtis

    I am looking forward to the arrival of my first sometime next week, the enclosure is already set up! Great video. By the way my community of Neoholothele Icei Golds went from 5-4 about 4 weeks ago. Don't know exactly what happened as I didn't see them eating one and couldn't find the remains to tell so I've left them together and given them a larger enclosure and maintained constant food. They seem to get on well.

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  7. Damian6Robin

    I got one today! A female from a reptile show. She's a beautiful one and looks like mine is well mannered 🤣 a guy at the show even picked her up.

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  8. Kyle Freeman

    Hey I just got one today and she started crawling all over the walls and the ceiling of the enclosure. I read online that it could be because she's trying to get back to her old housing. Is there anything I can do to make her settle down?

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  9. Chester Swing Jr

    Another great video!!! I just got another one of these ( I now have 3) and all 3 are super chilled. One has been sitting on my hand for 20 minutes or so watching videos with me!!! They are all around 3", and all girls. I think they are a gorgeous species. I got a good [email protected] $20 bucks a piece, so that's why I bought another one. (same dealer) I've never heard of them acting like Rosie's, but every species has nuts!!! Lol. What's your opinion on breeding this species? I know they need to mature first, and I have to find a male. I would only breed one at a time to see how it turns out. I don't need 3 egg sacks with 500 slings to care for!!! Lol. Let me know your opinion.

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  10. brutus jojola

    I have 6 of this genus and absolutely love them. 4 are slings and 2 juvenile. Hentzi, Gabeli and Chalcodes. One of my Chalcodes named Max absolutely loves to come out and park herself right in the palm of my hand and she just stays there lol I don't usually handle my T's the only time I will is when they initiate it, like Max came out of her enclosure everytime I'd go to water or feed. So I just let her climb around at first and then she go back in but now she feels me lift her enclosure, she waits as soon as top is open and she comes straight to the palm of my hand and doesn't move lol. Needless to say I water her last also, I was told she was a he hence the name Max lol Thank you Tom for all your knowledge you share with us much respect always. I'll try to send a picture of her it's really pretty cool.

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  11. Victor G

    Planning on picking up one of these along with a b. emilia and a b. hamorii when I go to the CRBE in september.

    Currently I have a B. Albo and a C.elegans sadly my LP died

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  12. Dayyton

    I actually caught an Arizona Blonde yesterday.. So far all she really does is hide and sleep and hasn’t eaten yet. I have her a tube to hide in underground and she is in it now. I’m worried because she isn’t eating and I am not aware of the last time she has eaten.. I bought her a few crickets and when I dropped one in and she completely ignored it. Was I right to do so? Will she be ok? Suggestions?

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  13. Reptile Rissy

    What humidity do you keep them at? Sorry I know you said dry substrate, but I've been keeping my A. chalcodes on dry ecoearth and the humidity is around 40%, but online I've seen alot of people say 60-75%. I am a new tarantula keeper:)

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  14. Gold Piece

    My B. Hamorii is getting bald. I only held her twice, when I bought her and when I was transferring her to her new enclosure. She never kicked hairs on me and now she's getting inactive she also rarely use her hide. The Dark Den said maybe she's on molt. My G. Porteri sling just molted 5 days ago but didn't went bald. I think my LP sling is also on pre molt because it didn't eat yesterday inspite she haven't ate for a week. Hahaha. I'm very excited if their on pre molt because that means they're growing.

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  15. действительно классный цыпленок

    My A. Chalcodes is a beautiful t! I love her so much and she is very cuddly and nice. Maybe she kicked her hairs because she was in premolt?

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  16. KimBEERly

    i just got my first one a couple of weeks ago. She kicked hairs in transit but hasn't since. I love her! I was told recently that the males tend to have darker legs, is that true? Mine has black legs at bottom 2 segments. She was supposed to be confirmed female when i got her. Anyway, she is the most docile of the aphonopelmas that i have. My a. gabeli is my favorite.

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  17. Holly Hawkins

    I got mine a week ago as a last minute add on to an order I placed and so far I'm completely in love. S/he has been a dream <3

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  18. Norvis Eight legged Critters

    Tom first off love the beer next to the cage it is nothing like enjoying T's with a ice cold beer. Just got one of these slings yesterday thanks for the video.

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  19. Jason Mahurin

    I have a 4" Arizona blonde with a very sweet disposition. She has yet to give threat posture or kick hairs and I am comfortable letting my daughter handle her on occasion. I hope their temperament doesnt change and she starts getting grouchy.

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  20. EastCoast Arachnids

    Just got my first one tom she is a huge 5" and she is a confirmed female she is also very mellow, and calm ive handled her twice in the week that i just got her shes never made a threat poster or kicked hairs but she did poop on me it was kinda gross but over all i love her shes like a 8 legged teddy bear shes also quite the savage eater i attempted to feed her on my 2nd day of keeping her she took one super worm then grabbed another and ate them both lol

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  21. Ron Overdrive

    Just got my first T's yesterday and among them is an A. Chalcodes. Little skittish and always moving, but has yet to throw a threat pose or kick hairs.

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  22. AZN MGTOW ALLIANCE

    Marilyn is one of my favorite gal in my collection 🙂 I can just straight out pick her up with my bare hands without her showing any signs of defensive behavior. She does however runs away when you suddenly open the lid of her enclosure in a hurry, and she also pokes her abdomen up in the air lot in a form of intimidation, but she never does tries to bite me even in this stance lol

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  23. Squirrely Squirrel

    My ABSOLUTE FAVORITE species of tarantula! I have 2: Blondie and Sonora. Blondie is my first-ever tarantula, and thus my favorite, but very shy and a bit skittish. Lately she hides in her cave most of the time, but is still completely handle-able once you can calm her down. Sonora is also a sweet girl, but a bit more feisty. She also is easily handled once calmed down with a paintbrush. I adore my blondes! My only qualm is their poor appetites. Even worse at fasting than my rosehair.

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  24. theswimmingfox

    My A. chalcodes, Riverwind (AKA "Hippy", as my daughter calls her), is very similar to yours! Mine came as a 3" tarantula and kicked at me as I was unloading her/him from the shipping container into her new enclosure. I took that as a sign that she was very unhappy and had a rough trip. Given time, she/he settled in and became more comfortable with me messing around with her enclosure, dropping food in, and watching her in general. Whenever I'm maintaining her enclosure, she comes out to see what I'm doing, or if I'm going to give her food. She dislikes crickets, for some reason, but she loves mealworms and a (rarely offered) pinky.. I dropped a waxworm in out of curiousity, and she tapped it with her pedipalps, stepped on it, stepped back, then walked over it, lay down on top of it, and scooped it up into her mouth — it was gone!! That's usually how she eats, too, which I find hilarious. She's very calm and docile, but I don't bother her too much or try to handle her. She's almost always out and about lounging around, and she's very cute when she drinks water. She was one of my first tarantulas and she'll always be one of my favourites. I gave her almost 6/10's a ten gallon tank full of substrate just in case she feels like burrowing, but she's never so much as tried to dig.

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  25. Casey Peter

    Going to toss an "fyi" in on this species as well.

    If you get an "unknown" or labeled A. chalcodes, when they are large slings to small juveniles, this species REALLY resembles the Euathlus sp. red, from abdomen to carapace to legs. They will molt into a tan carapace with darker coloration before getting to the more adult coloration seen here. I have two, and both of them didn't look anything like the adults in coloration initially, to the point I even popped Tom a picture.

    Outstanding T's, and I'm really happy with my two. 🙂

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