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How does this even happen

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Bryce Atwood, May 15, 2019.

  1. Bryce Atwood

    Bryce Atwood Arachnopeon

  2. The Seraph

    The Seraph Arachnobaron Active Member

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  3. l4nsky

    l4nsky Arachnoknight

    It's made of bamboo.... On a long enough time scale, this will happen to every pair.
  4. Paul1126

    Paul1126 Arachnodemon Active Member

    You can now use them as chopsticks. Enjoy some Japanese food with them.
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  5. Gnarled Gnome

    Gnarled Gnome Arachnosquire Active Member

    They call them super worms for a reason...:p
    Honestly you could have my pair but I'm in PA. My critters won't take food from them.
    But seriously, how did that happen?
  6. Turtle

    Turtle Arachnosquire Active Member

    You can pretty much fix anything with these three items:
    zip ties
    spray adhesive
    duct tape
    If you put these in your bug out bag, you will survive the zombie apocalypse for sure :)

    Honestly though, wood glue, a clamp and a 24 hr wait would be the proper fix
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  7. Anoplogaster

    Anoplogaster Arachnodemon Active Member

    It’s just separated. Those things are made with two sides attached to a wedge-shaped spreader. Unfortunately, that spreader becomes a fulcrum for the lever action you create every time you squeeze the tongs. So after a while, if the adhesive is not strong enough, it gives out.

    After you fix it, you can also wrap the end very tightly with string or wire. That should be a more permanent solution for you.
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  8. Liquifin

    Liquifin Arachnodemon Active Member

    This is why I would rather buy steel feeder tongs/tongs than buy the wood zoomed brand one (no offense). I don't find those essential and they get out of shape in a matter of time. I'd rather buy something of steel/metal for better and longer convenience use.
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  9. Bryce Atwood

    Bryce Atwood Arachnopeon

    Lol I literally thought that

    Snapped tongs
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  10. Minty

    Minty @londontarantulas Arachnosupporter

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  11. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

    How does this even get posted.....
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  12. Bryce Atwood

    Bryce Atwood Arachnopeon

    Lol I wish, the only tarantula I have that eats in front of me is my brachypelma albopolosum sling (I can’t spell)
  13. Bryce Atwood

    Bryce Atwood Arachnopeon

    I honestly have no idea how it happened
  14. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor

    Your first mistake was buying something other than metal honestly. Had the same pair almost ten years now.
  15. Teal

    Teal Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    We got the bamboo ones also at one point... Not only were they incapable of holding Dubia, but then they broke. Now we have at least two pair of metal tongs in the house at all times.
  16. Serpyderpy

    Serpyderpy Arachnosquire

    I have the exact same pair that hasn't given up on me yet. I bought it because at the time it was the cheapest one there and I didn't want to spend too much. Sometimes a mealworm will go flying across the room when the tongs snap shut but other than that they seem somewhat okay for the time being, though when I get a bit more money I'd like to try and get a bigger pair of metal tongs and a small tweezer tong too so I can do maintence on my vials without worrying I'll crush the poor things.
  17. Garth Vader

    Garth Vader Arachnohipster

    I use metal tongs for tarantulas, but I have a lot of bamboo tongs for cooking and well, this happens sometimes.
  18. Bryce Atwood

    Bryce Atwood Arachnopeon

    Yeah and I get that, I just personally like bamboo better, even though with tarantulas the material of the tongs probably can’t harm them
  19. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor

    Functionality over looks imo.
  20. Bryce Atwood

    Bryce Atwood Arachnopeon

    True true