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Poki victims, please share your stories!

Discussion in 'Poecilotheria' started by Agno, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. Mera Mera no Mi

    Mera Mera no Mi Member

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    My first T was a Poki. I was told never to handle for both safety for the T and myself. Never got bitten, knocks on wood, when it came to re-housing I just gently moved him/she to another container. Accidents do happen when, not a perfect world, people do get tag by a venomous animal. That is when the media loves to characterize that we are all just mindless irresponsible people who don’t know how to keep or handle our animals. It is the exact propaganda that really makes me sick.
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    If it helps your research any, we all know spiders are individuals, but both my adult female regalis and my juvie metallica have spazzed and teleported onto me. Neither were aggressive at all, just startled, and were coaxed back in their enclosures by hand. The metallica gets in pissy moods but is mostly chill. The regalis doesnt care to be moved or manipulated, and has a large collection of paint brushes :) I think a bite could be painful, but neither will bite me if I use my head and stay calm.
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    Sorry to hear and I hope a fast recovery.
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    Cheering you on, Shampain. Here's to a fast recovery.
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