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how dangerous is p.metallic venom

Discussion in 'Tarantula Bite Reports' started by rosehair123, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. rosehair123

    rosehair123 Active Member

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    ???
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    Fuzzball79 Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Taken with a pinch of salt, as it's from Wikipedia:
    Apparently there has never been a human death recorded from this species, but the pain is very extensive and can cause severe swelling. They often distribute a dry bite though to preserve their venom for prey.
    From what someone has written in another forum "It's like a bee sting.... only x50!", lol.
    As someone told me when I said I wasn't confident enough yet: Just don't get bit, it's not hard! ;)
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    Exactly, can't kill you but will hurt alot. Don't handle, stick fingers in the enclosure, stay on guard during maintenance. Coming into each rehousing with a game plan.
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    I read that it's like getting an electrical shock and lasts about a month.
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    Martin Oosthuysen Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Watch "10" Female Poecilotheria ornata bite!! (Ouch!!!)" on YouTube
    10" Female Poecilotheria ornata bite!! (Ouch!!!):
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    Martin Oosthuysen Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Watch "P. Regalis Bite_02" on YouTube
    P. Regalis Bite_02:
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    Hello
    The above is not from a Poecilotheria Metallica,but should give a guideline. Also take into consideration, not every person will experience the exact same symptoms.
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    Sorry for the typo that case was actually regalis as well, but you get the point ;-)
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    Martin Oosthuysen Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    If someone reads something they can't still wonder,but when a grown man on a camera tells you exactly how he feels and you still don't listen well good luck haha.
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    Damn I was gonna get a p Metallica still will and considered handling it one day if it was somewhat calm and not aggressive. Seems almost not worth the risk though. Those bites look like no fun.
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    Martin Oosthuysen Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Hello
    Not saying don't get one,just do your homework and respect it.
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    I've done quite abit and I always respect my spiders. I plan on getting one someday they are so beautiful.
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    i was talking to the guy at my local reptile shop a few weeks ago abought Ts venom, he told me that a few years ago he got tagged of his female p,metalica, he said the bite was painfull for abought an hour but once the venom got into his system he had convulsions / dizziness / vomiting / cramping (in the arm) for nearly three weeks after the bite.
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    Poecilotheria is not something that you want to get tagged by. Won't be a pleasant experience for a few weeks
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    My little one, it's about 2inches now, Varies from calm to skittish. Some days it will be on the lid and I can remove the lid, turn it over and get some great photos of it and then the next it will run all over the place at amazing speed but luckily it has never shown any sign of aggression nor attempted an escape.
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    I bet the pain is nothing compared to a pygmy rattle snake bite, if my P. metalica bit me I would probably handle the pain by comparing it.
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    They don't at that size. Don't make any conclusions quite yet. Far more people get bitten by Poecs that you'd think possible.
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