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Introduce Yourself

Discussion in 'Welcome To Arachnoboards' started by Arachnoboards, May 16, 2005.

  1. cold blood

    cold blood ArachnoGod Active Member

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    Its not a fight or argument, just sharing of information, which is the reason this place exists;)
     
  2. Megaraptor12345

    Megaraptor12345 Arachnopeon

    If taking wild specimens is so 'dead', then why are Selenocosmia getting rarer? (Source: http://australianmuseum.net.au/australian-tarantulas)

    No offence my friend, but I already knew all that... If you had a human who had a 'ganglion' rather than a brain, you couldn't lock him up, even though you knew that he didn't need to move around and that he'd be fed and he'd be really safe. It's basic humanity, you can't just take advantage of another species, race, breed, etc. because they have a ganglion rather than a brain. You're taking away their right to freedom and their choice. (Don't reply "it's just a spider", because that really pisses me off...)
     
  3. cold blood

    cold blood ArachnoGod Active Member

    Don't anthropomorphize tarantulas. Their and your interests are no where near alike. I gave you a real world example of a colony of tarantulas that hasn't expended from a small area in over 40 years.

    Collection still happens, but its not as common as it once was, and in many areas it happens because the locals have few other sources of income and they are not protected by their countries....I don't know about Austrailians, but since their export is strictly and highly illegal, whatever is happening isn't for the international pet trade.
     
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  4. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoprince Active Member

    For a 12 year old you seem very bright. Are you home schooled?
     
  5. Marijan2

    Marijan2 Arachnobaron

    So you're basically saying, unless tarantulas take their pens and write to us they want us to keep them, we should not do that because this is their "right"? I do not think you understand biological differences we have. We simply cannot compare humans to even apes, let alone arthropods. So we should not eat meat because animals don't want us to and it violates their right to live? We should not eat plants because plants are alive too? We should not breathe air because we are taking oxygen away from other life forms? This is basically what i'm reading between your lines. Listen, we were all 12 in our lives and we all had wildest ideas, but you seem very bright and if you already know all the info, you should be able to deduct some facts already about how life on this planet works.
     
  6. I am Ron, and I'm from Michigan. I'm 33 and I've been keeping tarantulas since about 8 years old. Right now, I have an 8 year old Chilean Copper that I've had since it was the size of a quarter, and I'd say probably about a 5 inch Theraphosa Stirmi that my girlfriend got me as an anniversary present. Always been fascinated by tarantulas.

    As for the guy who says keeping tarantulas is inhumane, I probably offer a better home for them than they get in the wild. They are protected from predators, they will be having sex at some point, and they have a constant source of food and water. These conditions don't always exist in the wild.
     
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  7. Marijan2

    Marijan2 Arachnobaron

    Welcome, enjoy your stay :shame:
     
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  8. Roadrash

    Roadrash Arachnopeon

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    I'm Mark , from Atwood Ontario. I'm 54 and I'm a relative newbie to the hobby. Planning on sticking to Brachypelmas, presently have a B. Baumgarteni 1" a B. Shroederi 1.5", B Kahlenbergi 1" and a B Klassi 1/2 ". Looking forward to learning as much as I can about T's.
     
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  9. Daitengu

    Daitengu Arachnopeon

    Hi!
    Don't do this forum thing very often so please forgive me if my etiquette isn't up to scratch. Typing vigorously from the UK!

    Currently own 3 Ts (one might be dead hence the random forum joining) : G. Rosea, A. Avic and P. Irminia

    Nothing more to say on the introduction basis other than I hope to get some advice and chat with fellow T owners!

    Cheers! :D
     
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  10. I've been posting for a few weeks now, but my name's Brandon. I'm 24 and currently live in new Jersey. I've been keeping for about 8 years I currently have 19 T's across 9 genera.

    I mainly focus on new world stuff. My favorites are new world arborials like Psalmopoeus, Avicularia, and Tapinauchenius.

    Other than the spiders themselves, I'm really into making my tanks as natural as possible: rather large, live plants, isos, springs, worms. I'd love to trade isos with people on here. And id also be more than willing to trade some T's as well. Please PM me to talk!
     
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  11. shutout2000

    shutout2000 Arachnosquire

    Hi all, I live in Wisconsin. I have enjoyed keeping insects and just about everything all my life. I am the owner of http://insectandentomology.forumotion.com/ where I am keeping all my journals and stuff like that! (It's New) But I am hoping to find some time to do some posting here as well and to get to know all of you guys!
     
  12. Ariados

    Ariados Arachnopeon

    Hello from southwest Ontario. I had an "obt" for 8 years who recently passed during a moult :(. She was basically a pet web that I rarely saw, but I miss her! She was my last 'exotic' pet. Terrible to find her like that. Sooo I got a new bright orange 3" specimen last week, and just got my self a 2" A. avicularia too! :). I look forward to getting more spiders, I like the heavy-webbing and burrowing species. Can't stand uricating hairs but the avic should be ok, I hope, I wont be handling it anyway. Hoping to find some local people to get spiderlings from too!
     
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  13. ksblank

    ksblank Arachnopeon

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    My name is Kyle from Tulsa, OK. I had a 11'' African Giant Millipede for 8 years that died two years ago. I would like to find a new one; let me know if anyone is breeding or looking to sell.
     
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  14. cold blood

    cold blood ArachnoGod Active Member

    Whereabouts in WI? I'm in the southeast corner of Milwaukee county, hit me up if you are ever in the area. Not enough Wisconsonites here on the boards.

    Cool forum, best of luck with it!!
     
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  15. shutout2000

    shutout2000 Arachnosquire

    Thanks and I will let you know if I am ever in the area. :)
     
  16. Crazyartistman90

    Crazyartistman90 Arachnopeon

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    I'm Colton, looking for some kindred spirits and to learn as much from others as i can. not many people into the hobby around my hometown. see you guys in the threads.
     
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  17. cold blood

    cold blood ArachnoGod Active Member

    Is that a cane corso?? Beautiful.
     
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  18. Deadboi

    Deadboi Arachnopeon

    Howdy! Noob here with "insufficient privileges." I have recently found myself with 8 new spiders since the previous owner had to relocate. I have a Rosie I've had for over a year now and am here to learn more about these new breeds/arachnids in general. Tell me your favorite spider jokes.
     
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  19. CharlotteACavatica

    CharlotteACavatica Arachnopeon

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    Hello all!
    My name is Becca, 28, northern Alabama.
    I'm new to being the caretaker for arachnids, have had mostly reptiles for a few years.
    I'm tired of searching the web for answers all the time and a lot of my searches lead here so....
    We recently adopted a pink toe my 7 year old lovingly named Charlotte, and so our T adventure begins.
    As is with most things, I spent months reasherching and gathering materials for our new family member, but now that she is here, I find myself needing questions answered that only a more experienced Avicularia owner could help with. Hopefully I've come to the approate place. Thank you!
     
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  20. cold blood

    cold blood ArachnoGod Active Member

    Feel free to message me if you have any questions or concerns;)