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L. violaceopes: Need any advice/wisdom

Discussion in 'Tarantula Bite Reports' started by LauraMI, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. Morgan94

    Morgan94 Member

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    my last comment wasnt directed toward u or anyone speciffically i just ment in general. on another forum i see people all the time talking about my t isnt moving around so i keep prodding itand other things to that affect. sorry if i ticked u off...
  2. Martin Oosthuysen

    Martin Oosthuysen Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Haha no you didn't,I was scared of an incorrect reply. Also,I agree fully with you on that. I have even posted videos here of how people treat their tarantulas on YouTube,no shame at all even showing fights.

    I apologise if I came across as being angry,I was just unhappy at the thought someone suggested that. Since I will never ever allow that,I respect every specimen I have and some way more than others.
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  3. Morgan94

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    im glad someone other then myself sees how some people (nobody on here so far) treat their animals. Ts are beautiful creatures and whenever i see somebody excessively bugging their t i just tell em how would u like it if i sat here and proded at you all day lol
  4. Martin Oosthuysen

    Martin Oosthuysen Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Haha,you will never get an argument from me on that topic. I love my T's,no matter size price or color.
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    Tarantula's interpretation of being 'threatened' may mean the owner who's doing cage maintenance. None of them are thrilled about intruders, as in the wild that can lead to a quick death.
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    That applies to handling too. Nothing in the wild picks them up unless it's going to eat them.
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    I agree
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    Are you sure it was new world? They description matches H minax Thai black, possibly.
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    Denny Dee Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I have a gorgeous H. minax in my collection. Definitely was a new world. No burrowing behavior. Was comfortable being front and center. May forever be a mystery to me.
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    I'd guess a particularly angry Pamphobeteus.
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    Would not rule that out if anyone has seen a black variant?
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    Here's the wrinkle to it. You can't burrow without substrate. If someone only put in 1 inch of substrate or none, no burrow.

    A pet store that sells them keeps all the spiders on paper towels even Cobalt blues. They put cups over them each day and slide in new paper towels right under their feet.

    I guess you can't sell something in a burrow!!

    When I donated my scorplings because I couldn't keep them all, I got to watch them go through the routine.

    They practically begged me to buy some mystery one that the entire staff was afraid of. I declined. They even offered it to me as long as I purchased the cage!! I politely declined again. I did get to look at it.... carefully.

    They called it a Chinese earth tiger, but said it would hide in the underside of the lid and try to bite.

    A collector had donated his collection to the store after I donated my scorplings.

    I have no idea why a pet store sells 4x more OW then sensible new world ones. Last time I went there, they even had both a male and female Cobalt.

    The rest were baboons except for the Asian tiger, which was some sort of haplo.

    There was one lowly A Metallica, 3".

    I'm referring to Rick's fish and pet in Frederick MD.
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    Yep. I came from the pet shop industry so know all the horror stories. And I worked for one of the better ones. Lack of knowledge fueled also by a lack of training the sales associates. There are always exceptions but generally they are sold as novelty items with no consideration for long term care. My T lasted 2 years under my care before I had to give her away due to continually moving around. She had plenty of substrate btw in my enclosure. Again, this was a LONG time ago as I was still in college.
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