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post #31 of 51
Why would you want a tarantula as a pet! I couldn't even sleep if I knew one was in my house! Do you ever hold them, or do you just look at them?!


Heidi- How is your bite today?
post #32 of 51
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Originally Posted by squirtle
Why would you want a tarantula as a pet! I couldn't even sleep if I knew one was in my house! Do you ever hold them, or do you just look at them?!


Heidi- How is your bite today?
Thanks squirtle a lot better and it is not hurting like it was , still a little swollen . But I am ok now Thanks for asking

A tarantula will not bite you if you are calm and also good pets . It would not be my type of pet , but they are really good as pets as far as I know . You can let it walk up your arm and body and it will not bite you . Really . I have watched a show on TV about them a while back , otherwise I would not know

We have spiders here they are called jump spiders and they will bite you and have had a couple of bites from them befor .
Oh yes , we have them ugly roaches too . My husband said that in Texas they are really huge there , so I make sure I will not visit Texas LOL
post #33 of 51
EWWW! I hate spiders. I would never even consider purposely having one in my house, much less walk up my arm, just the though gives me goosebumps. I really think I am arachnaphobic (sp) I get goose bumps when I see a spider and REFUSE to get close enough to kill it
post #34 of 51
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I sure don't wont one to walk up my arm , ewwww and give me the chills just thinking about it .
post #35 of 51
[quote=squirtle] Why would you want a tarantula as a pet! I couldn't even sleep if I knew one was in my house! Do you ever hold them, or do you just look at them?!

Hmmm, I guess I could ask why anyone would want fish as pets. Actually, tarantuals make very good pets and they come in some very beautiful colors. One of the most beautiful is the Cobalt Blue tarantula. Yes, that spider did get it's name from the color. When in a low light area, the spider looks black. But put it under sunlight or any other bright light and you have a bright blue spider!
I normally do not hold them, because it can be dangerous to the spider should they fall.
post #36 of 51
Those of you who live in Australia and Minnesota count your blessings, but I bet you Minnesotans know about black flies. I don't live in Georgia, but we have them where I live. Tis the season for them. I had the misfortune, while weedeating recently to cut the controller wires on my heatpump. I spent several hous in the hot sun repairing the air conditioner wires, all the while being eat up by biting horse flies.I had to cover myself with a heavy long-sleeved sweatshirt and ball cap. Talk about working in a steam bath. It was either that or get eaten alive. Now my wife is happy and cool, and I am scratching the fly bites.
post #37 of 51
Whoever has the tarantula probably sleeps with it. :LOL:
post #38 of 51
[quote=AmberThe Bobcat Hmmm, I guess I could ask why anyone would want fish as pets. Actually, tarantuals make very good pets and they come in some very beautiful colors. One of the most beautiful is the Cobalt Blue tarantula. Yes, that spider did get it's name from the color. When in a low light area, the spider looks black. But put it under sunlight or any other bright light and you have a bright blue spider!
I normally do not hold them, because it can be dangerous to the spider should they fall.[/QUOTE]



I just found a pic of one here: http://www.bighairyspiders.com/cobalt.shtml
While I will admit that it looks cool, I just couldn't get close to one. They are so scary. I think I would pass out if one got on me. You have a good point about the fish, but I am not scared of those, they couldn't escape from their cage somehow and crawl on me
post #39 of 51
I have never had one escape. They all have locking lids on their cages. Most of my spiders come from the tropics, so they get huge. The largest, is the Goliath Bird eater. This spider did not get it's name becaue it eats birds, but it darn well could, it got it's name from its very large size. When mature, these spiders can get a leg span of 10 to 12 inches, or the size of a dinner plate or an LP record, for those of you who remember what those are
post #40 of 51
We can not have our TCS bash at your house!
Found a pic of the Goliath spider here http://www.thebigzoo.com/animals/zoo...blondi_001.asp
I have got goose bumps now!
How many spiders do you have? I find it very interesting, but scary!
post #41 of 51
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Oh gosh AmberThe Bobcat please make sure you never come to visit here with your spiders You can keep them all for you plesure . I am sorry but this kind of spiders has not my name on it .

I rather take the yellow flie bite and wont complain any more
post #42 of 51
Hows it doing today anyway Heidi? Any better?
post #43 of 51
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Originally Posted by squirtle
Hows it doing today anyway Heidi? Any better?
Thanks squirtle I am doing much better . It is still red and swollen , but it is not hurting any more And I could go to work and make some money . My friend Iris , I am working for on Mondays , was 7 times stung or do you say she was bit ? by a hores flie . Her leg just look like my bite and really swollen , she also got it in her arms too and was in pain there . And she had to use her arm the hole day long today , bless her heart . She owns a hair salon and so really can not miss a day . Well I help where I could , washing hair , taking out the curles and all that stuff . I do that any way when I work there mondays , but today I help a little more . I sure hope she is doing better by tomorrow , that poor thing .

Gosh I really hate those nasty stingy flies , no matter what they are called .
post #44 of 51
It tears me up when people criticise other peoples pets like this. John likes his spiders! It's his business, don't go putting him down because of it. BTW John I'm very interested in spiders as well, I'd never own one(cos of the cats and plus there are none in NZ, like that) but they are interesting to look at! Good on you.

Hedi, I'm glad you're feeling better. The only flys I know of are absolutely harmless, although I dislike them because they try and get into the food. I hope they don't get your pets.

Hugs!
post #45 of 51
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
It tears me up when people criticise other peoples pets like this. John likes his spiders! It's his business, don't go putting him down because of it. BTW John I'm very interested in spiders as well, I'd never own one(cos of the cats and plus there are none in NZ, like that) but they are interesting to look at! Good on you.

Hedi, I'm glad you're feeling better. The only flys I know of are absolutely harmless, although I dislike them because they try and get into the food. I hope they don't get your pets.

Hugs!
Whoa! I was not criticizing him one little bit, I was teasing him, playfully. I would never, EVER criticize someone for the type of pet they have. I didn't ever put him down either. I was posting pics of the spiders and even thought the blue one looked cool. I only talked about how scared I am of them....I also said they were interesting... John did you take offense to me?
post #46 of 51
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
It tears me up when people criticise other peoples pets like this. John likes his spiders! It's his business, don't go putting him down because of it. BTW John I'm very interested in spiders as well, I'd never own one(cos of the cats and plus there are none in NZ, like that) but they are interesting to look at! Good on you.

Hedi, I'm glad you're feeling better. The only flys I know of are absolutely harmless, although I dislike them because they try and get into the food. I hope they don't get your pets.

Hugs!
Thank you Sam

Sam I hope you did not think I did want to criticise John in any way . I was only teasing him and I hope "Amber the Bobcat" will see this and respont . I am sorry if I was hurting any body's feeling in any way
post #47 of 51
Hmmm, I didn't think anyone was criticizing me for having spiders as pets I know that a lot of people are down right freaked out by bugs in general, let alone a big hairy spider. But, Wellington cats, thank you for watching out for me
You should hear the things some people say about me at work, when they see my wife and I go out to our favorite club to go dancing. It's a Goth club and you do get some looks when all 6'3" of me, dressed in black with a long black trench coat and a spiked collar, comes walking down the street
And, to make matters worse, I chase storms and love roller coasters!
Hmmm, am I letting out to many of my secrets on here
post #48 of 51
Sorry John, but I beg to differ with you. A few months ago I got bit by a wolf spider. I couldn't walk on my leg for almost a week. It was pretty nasty- so it isn't just the black widow and the brown recluse to watch out for-
post #49 of 51
Hmmm, I never heard anyone having trouble with wolf spiders, but I guess if you are somewhat allergic, they can give you problems. To me, a bee sting is harmless but to some, it can be deadly.
post #50 of 51
I just read about wolf spiders. It said that people can have very different reactions to their, and all spiders for that matter, bites. Some can swell up really bad and have nausea, vomiting etc. I guess it depends on the person. I read that while wolf spiders can't kill a person, a labrador (sp?) dog can die from just one bite! All this reading up on spiders is giving me the heebie jeebies!
post #51 of 51
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Originally Posted by hissy
Sorry John, but I beg to differ with you. A few months ago I got bit by a wolf spider. I couldn't walk on my leg for almost a week. It was pretty nasty- so it isn't just the black widow and the brown recluse to watch out for-
Hissy , you must have been lucky not ending up in the hospital . My gosh , that sure is scary . I am sure glad you are ok now .
And here I am complaining about a yellow flie bite
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