3 Year Member
i almost got a pair, but after research i backed out of the p. metallica. reason is this: they can basically teleport, by how fast they are. also if you get a wet bite, your going to the hospital. muscle relaxers and other meds, for a week or so, then the effects will stick with you for about a month. i put this info together after about 2 weeks worth of research. so if you have kids or small pets, imaging what would happen to them. not worth the risk imo. so i will stick with NW species. it all comes down to when you get bit. saw a guy on another forum after 20 years with Tarantulas he got his first bite. everyone eventually get bit, its just a matter of when and by what.