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Handling a Tarantula (aka chat room grenade!)

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by TeddyBearTarantula, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

    You are killing me here, hilarious!
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  2. I’m not entirely sure about this. There are different levels of arachnophobia. I was so bad that I was actually having recurrent nightmares about being chased by a big black shiny tarantula that looked a bit like a trapdoor spider and I’d feel sick if they were near me, but I could still capture them with a glass and piece of cardboard. I had to know they were gone from the room or I couldn’t sleep at night. That’s what made me start watching spider videos on YouTube and essentially got me into T’s. I still have a healthy fear of true spiders or plastic spiders as I call them. A proper spindly Daddy longlegs was crawling down my arm last week when I was sat in bed and I went mental, I jumped out of bed so fast and got my feet stuck in the sheets, I nearly gave myself a concussion from from tripping and falling.

    Practically every youtuber handles their T’s at the exact same time as saying ‘I don’t usually handle my T’s!’
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  3. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, there are those claiming arachnophobia and those actually suffering from it...most are in that first grouping.

    I recall someone saying there was a spider in my hair and instantly I started making little girl at a haunted house noises and pulling clumps of hair right out of my skull....actual phobia can and generally is, debilitating....no one actually suffering would actually even be able to see a t, much less one out of the cage...its something that generally takes a considerable amount of time, effort and most of all, desire to over come.
    And aside from a handful of quality, informed you tubers, most are complete idiots that should be ignored at all costs. In general, you tube is a how to, of what not to do with tarantulas.
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