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Brachypelma Species Hair?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Triggerman73, May 3, 2009.

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    I've heard the Brachypelma species has a semi average hair...in you guy's experiences, how bad are they on a scale of 1-10?
  2. Endagr8

    Endagr8 Arachnoangel

    None of my 3 are bad hair kickers, but I've never had a reaction when cage cleaning or handling molts. :eek:
  3. ok cool, i am getting a B. Albiceps in the mail on tuesday or wednesday so thats why i asked
  4. willychon

    willychon Arachnosquire

    be careful because everyone has different reactions
  5. i kno but i don't think i will have that bad of a reaction...does age play a role in it?
  6. Endagr8

    Endagr8 Arachnoangel

    True. I'm sure that some people suffer when they get haired by a brachy.
  7. Lennie Collins

    Lennie Collins Arachnobaron

    Says it all!
  8. sick4x4

    sick4x4 Arachnoprince

    i belive brachys have type 3 hair(6 known types)which is probably the most effect of the types for defence...soo if hair bothers you than you've picked from the wrong group lol....;)

  9. Sathane

    Sathane Arachnoking

    As was mentioned above, different people react differently to the urticating bristles.
    Let it kick at your hand, wait a few minutes, and then gauge for yourself.
    My Brachypelma smithis are moderate kickers and the itch is a mild irritation to me.

    Remember to keep the duct tape handy to get rid of the hairs.
  10. geat advice...ill keep that in mind, what is the size they start kicking at?
  11. Sathane

    Sathane Arachnoking

    I've had 1/2" slings (about when they get their first patch of urticating bristles) kick at me when I open their vials.

    It's cute because I don't feel them at all at that size but they try.

    I'd say I feel the teeny, almost undetectable, prick of an urticating bristle anchoring itself in my skin when they are around 1.5 - 2 inches in legspan.