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Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by TeddyBearTarantula, Jun 11, 2018.
You are killing me here, hilarious!
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!’
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.