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Addicted to buying tarantulas

PurplKush

New Member
I cant stop buying tarantulas it has been my addiction for years . Tarantulas already took over my brain and now taking over my room this is very good but very bad at the same time. How do i control it?
 

PanzoN88

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3 Year Member
I cant stop buying tarantulas it has been my addiction for years . Tarantulas already took over my brain and now taking over my room this is very good but very bad at the same time. How do i control it?
That's the wrong question to ask us, perhaps ask a therapist or someone who practices hypnotism. We have no self control either.
 

m0lsx

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Premium Member
That's the wrong question to ask us, perhaps ask a therapist or someone who practices hypnotism. We have no self control either.
I use to work as a hypnotist & in mental health as a Social Worker & my wife still works in Mental Health as a Nurse & we both keep buying new T's etc. For example we went & brought some crickets earlier & she brought a Praying Mantis too.
 

gognomie

Active Member
I tried to ban myself from buying any online, but then, at the time, I thought Brexit was around the corner so I bought a mystery box from Spiderworld because I wanted to experience getting one. Then I was having a bad week and The Spider Shop had some Eupalaestrus campestratus for sale so had to swoop in on that and whoops a mystery box ended up in my cart too and now I have 14.

I think I'm going to take Tom Moran's advice and curb it by now starting to make their tanks look fancy.
 

Brachyfan

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Premium Member
I tried to ban myself from buying any online, but then, at the time, I thought Brexit was around the corner so I bought a mystery box from Spiderworld because I wanted to experience getting one. Then I was having a bad week and The Spider Shop had some Eupalaestrus campestratus for sale so had to swoop in on that and whoops a mystery box ended up in my cart too and now I have 14.

I think I'm going to take Tom Moran's advice and curb it by now starting to make their tanks look fancy.
I don't generally buy online but have the same problem at expos. I'll go and say buy 3 or 4 (or pick up preorders) and walk out with 7! The next one I may just buy a couple of AF's and pass on slings.

Congrats on the Eupalaestrus campestratus! I have never been more excited about a spider when I preordered it. Mine is a ridiculous faster though. Went almost 6 months between premolt to it's next feeding.
 

Not my B.Vagans

New Member
Honestly I look at it this way, if it’s not hurting you financially there’s no problem. Once it starts affecting you to the point where you can’t pay bills or other things like that then maybe you should seek help. Other than that I say buy more!!
 

Jess S

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There's a few more that I want that are on the back burner, but the next couple I'll be buying as slings will be ones that go through some nice colour changes, but I'm in no rush either way.
 
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