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What to do when you have a T bite?

PanzoN88

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4 years going on 5 and I still have yet to get bitten, nor do I plan to. I have P. atrichromatus (very defensive), O. Sp. "Cebu" (OW that is skittish/defensive), P. cancerides (very defensive), B. sabulosum pair (these two make me sweat), A. Geniculata (defensive/feeding response). All of those species with a little attitude and still no bites. If a bite occurs, well what can I do? Nothing except sleep it off and let it pass.
 

Whitelightning777

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A paintbrush and a big gulp slurpee cup are your friends. So is a tote box inside of your bathtub with the drain plugged.

My scorpion desperately wants to rip a chunk or two outta me. I haven't given her the chance.

You see it everywhere, especially with Cobalt blue tarantulas. People don't give them a way to dig deep burrows or try to rehouse them with bare hands.

You can go to AutoZone and get mechanics gloves that are stab and cut resistant, yet still allow for precise gripping if nothing else.

The one time i did have to handle my scorpion to remove string that got tangled up around the legs and stuck in the mouth from a previous owner, I lowered her temperature to 50 degrees for one hour first.

It went smoothly.

You can also use CO2 if there's no other options. Having said that, my spiders haven't ever given me any problems so far. They're still slings except for the Klugi, but I'm pretty optimistic.
 

MassExodus

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That was an amusing video, I have to say. I'm still laughing..that grunting scream when he started feeling the full effect was priceless. We need a Darwin award section..
 

Whitelightning777

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Yep, it's a classic.

Meanwhile, I cleaned my pokie's cage with my P straita inside. I ripped out the filthy web and even removed the water dish. He was physically in the middle of it. I've done this a gizallion times before.

Guess what?

He just waited patiently for me to get done in the corner. After all, that's what the long tongs are good for!!

I posted that elsewhere.
 

MassExodus

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Yep, it's a classic.

Meanwhile, I cleaned my pokie's cage with my P straita inside. I ripped out the filthy web and even removed the water dish. He was physically in the middle of it. I've done this a gizallion times before.

Guess what?

He just waited patiently for me to get done in the corner. After all, that's what the long tongs are good for!!

I posted that elsewhere.
Lol, I saw that. He's a very well behaved poeci. I have to catchcup my metallica, or she'll exit the enclosure, usually by way of my arm. The big regalis female will go in her cork tube and stay, but in a threat pose. She's not bad, but not cooperative either. Yours was a sweetheart.
 

Whitelightning777

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Lol, I saw that. He's a very well behaved poeci. I have to catchcup my metallica, or she'll exit the enclosure, usually by way of my arm. The big regalis female will go in her cork tube and stay, but in a threat pose. She's not bad, but not cooperative either. Yours was a sweetheart.
Yes, he's a great little guy. He's still not mature, way to small to breed and not even close to getting there yet.

The slower I move, the slower the spider moves. I just move real slow. Perhaps I just put him to sleep with boredom.

My versicolor on the other hand is a spaz, and my first T ever, drove me bananas at times. Larger enclosures with multiple hiding places therein lead to positive decisions by said spastic tarantulas.

Patrick cage 4.jpg
 

Shampain

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@Shampain - Damn I've missed so much when I was busy with other things and didn't visit the forum. Hahaha, oh crap mate. I'm laughing my ass off here, just like @MassExodus said, that grunting scream is just so amazing. :D
I just had to get it over with, I had an urge to feel the pain and I got it and NOBODY should ever be as retarded as me... A few beers and a smoke I thought I could take it but the OBT turned me into a slobbering wimp lmao I can’t even watch it now
 

Whitelightning777

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Next time tell your ex it's the fountain of youth or the philosophers stone in the flash...just one bite.
 

Whitelightning777

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We do have to be aware of the issue with possible secondary infections,
they can lie semi dormant then rampage quickly throughout your system with devastating results.
Lost my sister two years ago to sepsis and my mother less then a month ago. Again, sepsis that they somehow 'missed'
I'm not however an alarmist, cat bites can and do, do the same thing but I'm not getting rid of my cats or my arachnids.

Any puncture wound from a source such as spider fangs can and often will cause a serious infection,
Best bet is be aware and take precautions.
Scrub the wound well and use a topical antibiotic, then keep using it!!
You want the wound to stay soft and open for any drainage of possible infection.
And 'if' you have any signs of infection take your a$$ to the doctor :p
Common sense folks, we are supposed to be smarter then the spiders are !

I would honestly think most keepers should have researched this already?
basic treatment link below
http://www.desertusa.com/insects/tarantula-bite-treatment.html
So get a tetanus shot I guess.
 

Tnoob

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In case of spoderbit apply first aid. Do not cut the skin, do not drain any fluid. Simply flush the area for about a minute. Let dry and wrap in a bandage if you think it's necessary. Take Benadryl. Walk it off. I'm certified for first aid, CPR, and AED with the AHA.
 

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