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Hobby???

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by basin79, May 18, 2017.

  1. EulersK

    EulersK Arachnoengineer Arachnosupporter

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    To me, this is absolutely a hobby. I'm not sure what else I'd call it. These aren't pets - pets can show affection towards you and recognize you. Hell, you're not even really supposed to be touching these creatures. That puts them on the same playing ground as fish.

    I collect them for my own enjoyment. Different colors, attitudes, lifestyles, and other quirks. In the same way someone collects art, I collect tarantulas. Certainly a hobby to me until someone gives me a better word for it.
     
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  2. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoprince Active Member

    I didn't mean my post to imply you where calling me snobbish.

    I DEFINITELY DIDN'T GET THAT IMPRESSION.
     
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  3. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoking

    Aracnofilia, from (Greek) Aracno (spider) and filia (love) IMO works :-s
     
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  4. 14pokies

    14pokies Arachnoprince Active Member

    Right.. I would like a better word though. Lol
     
  5. nicodimus22

    nicodimus22 Arachnobaron Active Member

    Why do they sell tropical fish at the pet store, then?
     
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  6. I propose culture or sub culture. Lifestyle perhaps
     
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  7. natalie woods

    natalie woods Arachnopeon

    Hello! Any suggestions on a 1st T I should look into getting? Also, are there any good places online to buy from??
     
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  8. Euthalus sp.
    B.Hamorri
    G.pulchripes
    E. Campestratus to name a few good beginner species.

    I always suggest kenthebugguy.com and Jaimie's tarantulas. Fear not tarantulas also has some good reviews
     
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  9. 14pokies

    14pokies Arachnoprince Active Member

    Arachno culturist(s) perhaps?
     
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  10. That has a nice ring to it
     
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  11. creepa

    creepa Arachnoknight

    For people who want to expand they're hobby...:D

    For me it is allso a hobby..., i collect Theraphosidae to look at and spend time on when i get home from work or before i go to bed etc.

    And imo. you cant compare raising children and keeping pets and especially not exotic (no hands on) pets...

    Raising children is teaching them to walk and talk, teaching them morals and standards, help them with trey're homework etc..., prepairing them for life.

    Having pets is just feeding them and keeping them from taking a dump on the carpet... (and kick them if they do:troll:)
     
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  12. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoking

    Sure... Robc "The Tarantula Guy" legacy, ah ah, see that now at Mr. Olympia there's the Goddess* :troll:

    :kiss:

    * 0.1 Pelinobius muticus PBUH (Peace Be Upon Her)
     
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  13. 14pokies

    14pokies Arachnoprince Active Member

    Ahh what? Lol
     
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  14. grimmjowls

    grimmjowls Arachnoknight Active Member

    Search the forums instead of posting on a thread with a completely different topic... That'd be a good start.
     
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  15. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoking

    Ah ah, well... I've 'taken' what you said and, fast as light, I thought about him. He's a culturist, if I'm not wrong :-s

    :angelic:
     
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  16. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnobaron Active Member

    I see your point, it's more then just a hobby, it's a responsibility as well. I still can't think of a better term for tarantula enthusiasts. After all, we are spider hoarding weirdos to many, so it helps to have a term for our obsession when speaking with strangers to our ways. I guess I could call myself a zoo keeper, but I ain't charging no admittance fee to visitors. ;)
     
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  17. 14pokies

    14pokies Arachnoprince Active Member

    Gotcha.. No clue. Lol
     
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  18. Icculus

    Icculus Arachnosquire

    Exact same thing. Take my 8 year old son for instance. He's been hiding under his bed for the last six months. Saw him for the first time this morning. My how he has grown
     
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  19. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnobaron Active Member

    Define hobby "an activity done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure."

    Isn't that exactly what we do with our collections? I wouldn't call it a chore that's for sure, unless I'm rehousing a really nasty specimen and it's giving me a hard time.
     
  20. boina

    boina Arachnobaron Active Member

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    I've never said to anyone that tarantula keeping is my hobby - I always just say "I keep tarantulas". Yes, I somehow dislike the term "hobby" for this because I do get attached to every single one of my tarantulas, so much so that I won't sell them unless it's a MM. I even found it hard to sell all the babies from my one eggsac (which is another reason for me to not start breeding). On the other hand they don't mean as much to me as my cats, of course, but nearly as much as my snakes ;).
     
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