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Cringy Tarantula Care Sheets

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Mychajlo, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Mychajlo

    Mychajlo Arachnopeon

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    Now I think we’ve all seen the thread “Cringy Tarantula videos” now I just came across a care sheet online and thought it was downright ridiculous like most are. I wanna see what else you guys can find that are completely stupid. Like this peice of work
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  2. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    Pretty much ALL care sheets are cringe worthy in one way or another.

    You want to search for that rare one that's not cringe worthy...now that would be worth noting. You just might have better luck finding bigfoot at a McDonalds drive through.
     
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  3. StampFan

    StampFan Arachnobaron Active Member

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  4. darkness975

    darkness975 Brachypelma darknessi Arachnosupporter

    Yours and @viper69 s Avic spp. care sheets/threads are examples of some not cringe worthy care guides. ;)
     
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  5. dangerforceidle

    dangerforceidle Arachnobaron Active Member

    It's like they found a lizard care sheet and did a "find and replace" to add "tarantula/scorpion" in place of the actual intended animal.

    Good lord.
     
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  6. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    As you said, those are extensive guides...not care sheets....lol.
     
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    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

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  8. Mychajlo

    Mychajlo Arachnopeon

    This care sheet should be called “How to kill your new pet tarantula and scorpion”
     
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  9. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    A lot of veterinarians (good luck finding one that knows anything about tarantulas) are going to be getting calls from concerned rosie owners if they follow this advice:

     
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  10. spookyvibes

    spookyvibes Arachnobaron Active Member

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    I couldn't get halfway through that, but what I did read was horrifying. Also, when's my rosie going to get to 8" dls?:hilarious:
     
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  11. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    If it doesn't reach 8", contact a veterinarian.
     
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  12. Mychajlo

    Mychajlo Arachnopeon

    Please don’t bother the vet for that :hilarious:
     
  13. Paul1126

    Paul1126 Arachnobaron Active Member

    With care sheets I find if you Google species most of the time Toms care sheets come up on top of the search.
    So it's not all bad.
     
  14. NateSqueeler

    NateSqueeler Arachnopeon

    Don't go to the veterinarian if your tarantula has swollen joints. Just dust your crickets with crushed up asprin twice a week.
     
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  15. Mychajlo

    Mychajlo Arachnopeon

    I think they are pretty reliable, I’ve used his on a number of occasions.
     
  16. Rittdk01

    Rittdk01 Arachnoknight

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    Care sheets go way too far and complicate keeping what is probably the easiest pet. It is really tricky for a beginner to weed through all the bs. It's not only care sheets that complicate t keeping.

    When I got a T stirmi and posted a couple years ago I got 20 different members telling me how to keep her and how crappy of condition she was in. My head was spinning with all the stuff being thrown at me, and I was sure I would kill her. I just copied a fellow keepers setup that has worked for years with his T stirmi and never looked back. Btw my two T stirmi are as simple as a rosehair to keep.
     
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  17. VanessaS

    VanessaS Arachnoangel Arachnosupporter

    They aren't that bad at all. People will argue that any care information that includes temperature and humidity levels is evil, but if you don't get too hung up on that aspect, they aren't evil at all.
    I like that he provides details on each species environment in the wild. More people need to look at that, if you can narrow it down, because their wild locale gives you good information. Especially when it comes to changes in their environment throughout different parts of the year. There are very few places on this planet that stay exactly the same all year round - there are drier seasons, wetter seasons, cooler seasons and hotter seasons. We should be trying to replicate that to the best of our ability in captivity. While it might not kill them to have a more constant environment, when it comes to things like breeding - it makes a difference to know how their seasons change naturally.
     
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  18. Mychajlo

    Mychajlo Arachnopeon

    I also really like the part of his care sheets where at the bottom he puts his personal comments form where he’s kept that species and what he’s experienced, really helpful and interesting to see others opinions on a species
     
  19. boina

    boina Lady of the mites Arachnosupporter

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    There isn't a consensus. Some like them - some (me) seriously dislike them. Why?

    Temps and humidity - the numbers he gives are usually pretty ridiculous.

    He tells you a lot about the climate of the larger area they come from, and that's really dangerous. Let's take the GBB: When it first appeared in the hobby people tried to recreate the climate of Venezuela, its home country - moist rain forrest. And the GBBs kept dying. Why? Because this species is from a small area that's actually arid. The overall climate of Venezuela is wrong for this species, and he even specifies dry later on in his care sheet but still descries the mostly tropical climate of Venezuela. Then for Cyriocosmus ritae he describes the overall climate of Brazil - that country is huge and provides many different microclimates. C. ritae comes from the border of Brazil and Peru and the climate he describes is wrong.

    What you need to know is not the climate of the country the spiders are from but the microclimate of the specific spot these tarantulas live in. E.g.: If they come from a dry country do they live in small valleys or in burrows where moisture is retained for much longer than average? If they come from a wet country do the live on hills and sandy soil with good drainage where it is much dryer than average? And so on.

    These overall climate data are incredibly misleading and should be disregarded. But people love them - they sound so scientific.
     
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