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post #31 of 64 (permalink) Old 09-11-2011, 07:12 AM
 
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Wow. Cool. I have an uneasy relationship with spiders. Not bothered by the big ones (and I like watching them at the zoo n'junk), not bothered by the little ones (will happily put them outside), but the medium-sized ones give me the ultimate heebie jeebies. Once I got bitten on the hand by a Black House Spider whilst getting frisky with a girl under a tree at the park. I think she thought I was squealing for an entirely different reason to having my hand penetrated by a toothy arachnid. My hand developed a bump about the width of a golf ball that felt kinda hot and weird for a day or so but I was otherwise okay.
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Wow. Cool. I have an uneasy relationship with spiders. Not bothered by the big ones (and I like watching them at the zoo n'junk), not bothered by the little ones (will happily put them outside), but the medium-sized ones give me the ultimate heebie jeebies. Once I got bitten on the hand by a Black House Spider whilst getting frisky with a girl under a tree at the park. I think she thought I was squealing for an entirely different reason to having my hand penetrated by a toothy arachnid. My hand developed a bump about the width of a golf ball that felt kinda hot and weird for a day or so but I was otherwise okay.
You were lucky, really lucky, generally on encounters the score is at their side
Well we kill billions every year so sometimes the can protect themselves.
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Re: Anybody into inverts??

Got the B. smithi and A. versicolor slings, but cannot find the good camera. They are very small, the smithi is so small you couldn't possibly tell what it is. The versicolor looks just like a baby versi though
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Thats awesome Jim..can wait to see the little guys! Congrats mate
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Well, the smithi died, not sure why. It was super small though, less than half an inch. I'm guessing it was a n open window causing a temperature drop. I've got a bigger (1.25 inch) Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens sling incoming though. I let my daughters pick from a list, and that was the one they decided they liked best, which is cool with me It's tough to get a good pic of an arborreal by yourself, they just keep moving across your hands!
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Alas, I cannot keep my favorite one indoors. But she and her offspring return to the same two spots every winter and spring/summer. So I preen them. They are "human friendly", but I dare not handle them anymore, as i've been bitten twice when they got scared and lord it hurts.

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The trick to keeping them from biting is to get them out of their territory. If you were to capture it, and say let it free on a table or something it would be a lot less defensive.

I love the orb weavers though, always a favorite around the yard
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Crappy pic, but it isn't my fault - both my hands were busy This is my new sling (spider'ling) a Chromatapelma cyanopubescens or GBB- green bottle blue tarantula. These are very different looking as slings than they are as adults.




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How did I miss this Treva? LOL
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How did I miss this Treva? LOL
Ageing + too many spider bites = lost of attention
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Crappy pic, but it isn't my fault - both my hands were busy This is my new sling (spider'ling) a Chromatapelma cyanopubescens or GBB- green bottle blue tarantula. These are very different looking as slings than they are as adults.
Congrats Jim!! Thats soooo awesome!!! Quite the handsome little fella!
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Better pic of the GBB

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Not a great pic of the T, but this is my little A. versicolor. You should be able to make out that it's entirely blue, but I'll get another better pic in the near future. This one is also about 1" long fully stretched out, so it's tiny yet (maybe 6 weeks old, tops).

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Some pictures of my widow. I love spiders, especially the ones that make elaborate webs.


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How long to Black Widows live? I had thought it was a year or two tops?
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