I have a spider that is not very aggressive but is extremely fast that I want to pinch lift. Does anybody have any suggestions as to how I can do this without getting bit or harming the spider?
The particular species in question is chromatopelma cyaneopubescens, which is verrry skittish and pretty damn fast. I'm not a fan of the technique in the first place, but it has become necessary.Pinch grab spiders...you will get bit. That's my advice.
I tried it once with a stirmi and almost got my thumb nail pierced.
Ive never attempted it with fast spiders...usually slower terrestrial Ts that are usually sickly.
Dont know of any techniques except being fast and precise. Any hesitation may be catastrophic for yourself. I wouldnt try it with a species with good (or better then average) eyesight. Sorry but that's all I got.