Posted May 09 2012 - 07:00 PM
Problem 2. New World Tarantulas are out of the question because they like to flick itchy hairs at ya when mad. So that leaves me with the more moody and defensive Old World Tarantulas. Which are more tempermental.
Problem 3. Price. Adult Tarantulas can be pretty dang expensive to buy.
The one I like the most is 400USD for an adult female. Check out, P. Metallica to see a picture.
The other two being a OBT, P. murinus, and a Cobalt Blue (this was my last spider) H. lividum. Are extremely defensive. And can be very ill tempered when they want to be. Okay ill tempered is putting it mildly they are down right psychotic.
Should I jump back into this or do wait a few years and do it the way I want to by raising one from a spiderling?
Posted May 09 2012 - 08:25 PM
Posted May 09 2012 - 09:27 PM
Have you ever been bitten by one?
Nope. Gotta be quick and be respectful of the spider. Once you know its temper, moods, and body language its Much easier to avoid. Also those 3 types are rarely if ever handled. I handled my cobalt because I knew her quirks, and had had her for A LONG time. From what I've been told its is extremely painful if one bites you. So by minimizing handleing and a lot of respect for what its capable of it cuts the risk of being bitten down to almost nothing.
Also I've already had two Cobalts before. One died back in October, she was my all time favorite by far. That girl was absolutely nuts. She really was insane. The other one, the one I was talking about in my previous post, died a few years back. she was the one that I had hand raised. She was great as far as spiders go, but no where near as entertaining to watch as the other was. Currently we are Tarantula free.
My wife doesnt mind as long as its not a snake.
Posted May 09 2012 - 11:09 PM
Posted May 10 2012 - 03:07 AM
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Posted May 10 2012 - 05:20 PM
Posted May 10 2012 - 05:22 PM
Posted May 10 2012 - 06:09 PM
Gila Monster anyone?
Nope I don't do reptiles. Just eight legged beings. As well as canines. After getting attacked by a bird today I kind of wish I had my tarantula from years past to send in before I stuck my hand in that wretched nest. She would have made quick work of that bird. Instead I get my glove nipped and had a frightened bird fly in my face. Almost messed my pants when that thing shot out of that sign letter.
Posted May 10 2012 - 06:13 PM
I love spiders no fear of them what so ever I was catching Brown Recluses and Black widows in Mississippi and when I was in Georgia just to chase guys who were terrified of them only ever got bit once by a recluse in Georgia man did that SUCK right in the arm pit while I was sleeping. id say wait till u can hand raise one I think it would be cool and you would be able to handle it more. You should get a scorpion iv been trying to talk the wife into it almost had her a few years back then she seen this monitor and wanted that instead till she seen the price we left with neither animal.
Not real big on tiny spiders. If its full grown size is less than 4in. Across I'm not messing with it. I can't stand tiny spiders.
And yes it is different if I'm raising a tarantula from a spiderling, at least its in a container of sorts, and not crawling around the house or where ever.
Posted May 10 2012 - 07:23 PM
Posted May 15 2012 - 09:09 AM
Spiders are cool to watch and photograph, but I would rather have a dog.
Posted May 15 2012 - 09:53 AM
Posted May 15 2012 - 10:03 AM
From dogs to snakes to lizards,I've never had any good experience with older pets that I acquired or met.I had an older iguana that was just plain mean. I don't know what the previous owners did to it.
Spiders are another story for me,which I don't know anything about. I would think it would be best to raise something when it was little in this area. I'm not the biggest fan of spiders,i don't hate em'....but I don't like em' either...lol
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