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just got a bit from my baby Brazilian Black

Discussion in 'Tarantula Bite Reports' started by mindburner, May 13, 2016.

  1. mindburner

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    Well I was a bit sill and put my hand near the small spiderling, it's about 2cm leg to leg and got a small bite. It was sooo fast! I can see two very small puncture holes in my skin on my finger. It's not sore but I can feel a little rough spot. Hopefully my finger won't fall off;)

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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Ouch!!! Good job it wasn't an OW.
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    yes I pretty lucky it was such a baby. I think I have learned a valuable lesson of T speed
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    They can certainly move fast when they want to.
    If you suffer any effects like itching from the bite take Piriton (an anti-allergy tablet that contains chlorpheniramine maleate Ph.Eur. 4mg). Creams or tablets that contain anti-histamine can help too. You can buy Piriton over the counter in most supermarkets or chemists in the UK.
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    Sorry you got tagged, guess he didn't like big old fingers in his/her space.
    Guessing it was a dry bite and a little warning. Have to love how these tiny things are ready to go to war with us, must seem like behemoths to them.
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    hi yea just a couple of tiny holes in the outer layer of my skin. I have had much worse out walking in the woods from insects. The speed of the little beast was impressive, jumped on me like a tiger. I'm pretty careful with my 2 big T's but I sort of though this little fella was pretty unthreatening. I guess it is really, but a good warning for me none the less.

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    Lol had to magnify it to see it! Glad it wasn't a bad bite. And as you said. A good reminder that any of them might be having a bad day. My big old porteri came running and threat posed me today for moving her water dish to clean it. I have zero doubt she'd have tagged me if she could have, usually she's a lovely pet rock.
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    It usually a good idea to use a barrier between ur hand and the spider when u gotta reach in there. just a little 2 cents from me mind.
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    Phil Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    @Entity 2 cents won't help, they are only tiny coins and restrict your movement if you stick them to your fingers....ha ha ha ha :D
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    Entity Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    oh...well plus with inflation....I guess here is my 50 cents then ! lol
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    just an update. My hand didn't fall off. My little spider has got a bit bigger and is always hungry.
    So seems to be doing quite well
    Just ordered a few other slings, a blue fang and a white curly bracky

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