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What Ts can harm my cat?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Bite Reports' started by Clickclickclickboom!, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. ScottW

    ScottW New Member

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    You will get many responses but the fact is we don't know, because it doesn't happen very often. The story about a German Shepard being killed by a tarantula sounds dubious, at best...I'll certainly be checking that shortly, and I'm hoping for a solid source of info on that topic, instead of some drama queen on a bite report forum stating that it happened. But as to your question : Just don't buy old world T's, and you should be fine. There are plenty of new world T's to choose from, some with serious attitude problems that will give you that "old world feel" haha. Hope this helped.
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    Therasoid Well-Known Member

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    I believe going to Tarantulas.co.za is where the report that Poec54 is referring to. I thought I book marked the page but apparently didn't.

    Aussie T's have developed highly toxic venom since they are in very harsh environment and food sources are limited. If my memory is correct Phlogius sp. was mentioned as one of the culprits.
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    Martin Oosthuysen Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    "significantly more toxic to domestic animals, cats, mice, rats, dogs and birds" EVERY recorded case of dog bite proved fatal..that's really amazing. Time for another research binge :) Thanks again for the link !

    Thank you very much. I stand corrected..and slightly disturbed. lol
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    Martin Oosthuysen Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    It is a learning curve for all,I enjoy learning new things each day.
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