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Tarantula pics requested by 709Juggalette

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My lovely girl, Lloth
She is a Gramastola rosea (Chilean rose)

She is in red phase, post moult.




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Hehe, hey, at least the title warned you
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She is SOOOO cute!! What a beautiful fuzzy little thing! I used to have them. I had a bunch of Rose Hairs and an Indian Ornamental.
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She's so soft too.
She doesn't like being picked up, but she usually allows a few strokes.
I won't dare right now though, she's fasting, which means she'll probably moult again soon.
But I don't want my finger mistaken as wriggly food bug by a hungry T.
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I don't think I could ever have a spider type critter.
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She's so soft too.
She doesn't like being picked up, but she usually allows a few strokes.
I won't dare right now though, she's fasting, which means she'll probably moult again soon.
But I don't want my finger mistaken as wriggly food bug by a hungry T.
Have you ever had one get you?? It always made me nervous but then I realized any animal could "get you" at any time, you just have to make them feel secure and trust you and they won't ") I love spiders.
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She's so soft too.
She doesn't like being picked up, but she usually allows a few strokes.
I won't dare right now though, she's fasting, which means she'll probably moult again soon.
But I don't want my finger mistaken as wriggly food bug by a hungry T.
What would posess you to pick something like that up!!!!

Has she ever bitten you? I don't like pets that bite

BUT she is pretty in her own spidery/killer way
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yup she's pretty but i wouldn't want her. what would happen if she bit you?
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She is beautiful I used to have tarantulas, but with my cats now, I could not get any more. I had many different species too. My favorite was my Goliath Bird Eater, the largest spider. She had a leg span of 12 inches. Her main diet was crickets, but would also eat toads, mice and young rats. She really loved toads, which would have been a normal part of her diet in the wild, since they live in the wetlands of South America.
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yup she's pretty but i wouldn't want her. what would happen if she bit you?
Nothing would really happen to you, other than the bite being painful. They do have venom, but it is not strong enough to kill you or even make you sick. However, some people could have an allergic reaction to a bite, if they are prone to such reactions, like people who are allergic to bee stings. In all the years I had tarantulas, about 20 years, I was never bitten. I would still like to have them, but with my cats, it would be impossible, unless I had the extra space and could put the tarantulas in their own room.
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lol

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Actually.. a while back when I was staying in NH for a while I stopped at this nice pet store ((well it looked nice.. but they had Puppy Mill Puppies there )) and I was walking down the isle with the spiders... i like to look at pet/pet store spiders but ill never hold or touch them... and I came across this teeny container that was all set up for something... i looked everywhere inside it but couldnt find the thing. Well my aunt had to point it out.. it was a Teeny Tiny red kneed T that was about the size of a dime!! I hate spiders but i have to say.. i fell in love with the freakin creep !! i really wanted to take it home too!!

Although your spider is a beauty all right.
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I would still like to have them, but with my cats, it would be impossible, unless I had the extra space and could put the tarantulas in their own room.
I was sitting here thinking to myself... "why wouldnt he be able to have spiders with cats.. i have 2 rats and a bird AND 3 cats" then it hit me and I just remembered ((by looking at your siggy)) that you had big Cats too!!
Im so slow
post #13 of 28
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I pick her up to place her in a smaller container when I clean her main one.
She has never bitten me, although, their bites are like wasp stings, nothing to worry over unless you have allergies.

Unlike most animals, a spider's body language is very easy to read, so I just avoid touching her if she is on the hunt, or if she postures.

G.rosea are also a very docile species, they are more likely to kick urtricating hairs at you than they are to bite, and they'll only defend, as a species they are not prone to aggression.
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kick hairs? like throw javelins?

What do their excretements look like.......

This is fascinating, but I'll never ever ever ever ever get more than this close to one.
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Beautiful tarantula!
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I've got a bunch of large pet roaches in my room, that doesn't freak me out in the least bit. Nice coloration!
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kick hairs? like throw javelins?

What do their excretements look like.......

This is fascinating, but I'll never ever ever ever ever get more than this close to one.

Well, urticating hairs are a defense mechanism of new world tarantula species.
wiki has a great article on it here

As for the excrement, it looks like the excrement of most any small predator, fecal matter, urates (the white stuff) and indigestible parts of prey deposited in a lump.
She usually leaves this in one corner of her box, very clean animal.
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She is LOVELY ...
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I am terrified of spiders this is as close as Ive ever been to one that big and as close as I ever care to be

When we see them in the house I scream until DH comes to save me or I call my mom if hes not home she lives about 5 minutes down the hill
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She is lovely! Spiders are such amazing animals. She looks like she is loved

As for the roaches keith p, are they the giant hissing roaches? Those are very cool!
post #21 of 28
Absolutely beautiful! I'm just not I'm brave enough to own one.
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She's beautiful! I used to have one but I never handled it. I was always too nervous so I made my BF at the time move her. Of course, I never hesitated to handle any of the dozen+ snakes we kept or the savanna monitor!
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Has she ever bitten you? I don't like pets that bite

BUT she is pretty in her own spidery/killer way
Technically... all pets bite!
post #23 of 28
Beautiful, but I didnt know you owned one! Where have I been?!
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Your tarantula is gorgeous! Love her colors - especially in her red phase
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Nope mine arent hissers, they are Giant Cave Roaches. They are longer and have wings and can fly.

Here is one of mine, a female.

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Nope mine arent hissers, they are Giant Cave Roaches. They are longer and have wings and can fly.

Here is one of mine, a female.

Oh my she is gorgeous! You should start a thread for them Then I can ask lots of questions
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Nope mine arent hissers, they are Giant Cave Roaches. They are longer and have wings and can fly.

Here is one of mine, a female.

Never thought I would say this, but she is pretty.
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To the person who said "she looks so loved" how can you tell?????????

I just showed my husband this thread and he just looked at me in disgust.


I'll take a look at that article ASAP about the hairs.
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