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    Hello everyone!
    Like the title says, I am planning on starting a small collection of invertebrates. I am leaning towards either a few Tarantula spiderlings or possibly a scorpion or two.
    I have someone locally that has experience with Ts and I have been scouring the internet for as much info as possible.
    My biggest issue so far is more for the scorpions. Information on keeping different species is limited to the standard Forest Scorpion or Emperor. While these are still really interesting arachnids, I was hoping for something less common.
    Just curious if anybody has experience with scorpions and would be willing to help out?

    Thanks for your time and here are the possible Ts I might go with
    Poecliotheria Striata
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    P. Vittata
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    P. Rufilata
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    Well, even though it didn't generate responses, I figured I could update this since my Herps are in brumation and therefore not very entertaining
    Last Saturday I went to Jabberwock Reptiles in Winchester MA on the primary mission of getting Hornworms, more bug burger for the dubia colony, and an information gathering on Tarantulas or Scorpions. After speaking with one of the younger guys for quite some time, and learning about his collection, I started looking at spiderlings (slings). The man at the counter also answered numerous questions, some of which I'm sure caused an eye roll or two. Finally I decided that I was getting my first sling. A Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens or Green Bottle Blue. It again took me a little while to pick which of the tiny little .5in slings I wanted. I settled on this one here
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    As I mentioned in the OP, I have a fondness for the Poecilotheria species. Now, I will be the first to admit, they are most definitely an advanced species compared to most others. Very fast moving, defensive, attain relatively large sizes, and they have intense venom. By no means, a spider for those lacking in common sense or caution. Maybe I was given some bad advice by the guys at Jabberwock and by 2 friends who are keepers, time will tell I suppose.
    However there was a P. fasciata sling, roughly 2-2.5in that I had looked at many times while there. I couldn't resist and bought that one as well.
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    For anyone asking "Is he crazy? He just said that one is dangerous and he still bought it!?" The answer is, well yeah, a little. Also, I do have a great support team of people with Poecilotheria species of their own, as well as a very obvious obsession with learning all I possibly can about an animal.
    Anyhow, my long windedness has run out for now, just for fun I will continue posting updates here about both new additions. Thanks for taking the time to read, and as always, I love input from anyone!
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