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Introduce Yourself

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

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    Hello! I'm a recovering arachnophobe learning about spiders. We get lots of baboon spiders out here and it's been rewarding learning about them rather than just freaking out.
    I'm considering a curly hair as a pet soon, and a lot of it is thanks to the helpful beginners info and stories I've read on here. So I'm here and lurking for now. I may also forward pictures of the local baboon spiders if I see any, we're not allowed to keep them though. It would be interesting to hear if anyone has more info about Trichognathella as it's the most common one I see, yet there doesn't appear to be a lot of info around on it.
     
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  2. Dawnie

    Dawnie Arachnopeon

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    First time posting after literal years of lurking
    I'm Dawnie, and I love everything about tarantulas (even though I was once terrified of all kinds of spiders.) Fast forward through a few years of doing my careful research on the hobby, and I'm mom to two very beautiful species: avicularia avicularia and my very plump aphonopelma seemanni!

    I'm so glad that I decided to take the leap into this hobby because arachnids are truly amazing creatures.
     
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  3. BobsUrUncle

    BobsUrUncle Arachnopeon

    Hello! Just moved to Chicago and I'm looking to bring some invertebrate friends back into my household. I used to care for a small collection of inverts at a museum in California but now I'm looking at insects as more of a personal hobby.

    I look forward to pestering you all for advice :)
     
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  4. Aryvane

    Aryvane Arachnopeon

    Hello everyone! I am new to the invert and arachnid scenes in general, and keep learning cool things every day! I would like to get a T whenever I get my own place, probably an A. chalcodes or a G. rosea. Glad to be here!
     
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  5. Paradox87

    Paradox87 Arachnopeon

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    Hey guys and gals! I'm Fabi from Germany and in the hobby since June last year after being heavily arachnophobic for my entire life. Last year I decided to face my fears and learned alot about Spiders and Tarantulas in particular. Bought my first T, a b.hamorii sling. Every month since then, I've been adding to my collection (b.hamorii, b.albopilosum (adult), d.pentaloris (juvenile), a.geniculata and g.porteri so far) and I'm totally in love with the little critters. This week I've bought my first old world, a p.murinus sling. Hope to learn alot from your guys!
     
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  6. Cryptograms

    Cryptograms Arachnopeon

    Hello there! Recently got into the hobby a few months ago after taking home some hissers from my university lab. I got some experience handling one of these gentle giants, and I just had to ask to take a few of them home :joyful:. They're very interesting to observe, and they've definitely gotten me interested in all kinds of inverts. That being said, I'm very excited to broaden my knowledge. Thanks for having me, and I look forward to meeting you all!
     
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  7. iloveeurobeat

    iloveeurobeat Arachnopeon

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    Hi i am Australian and I joined this forum because one day I was sitting in my table, and I felt something on my arm. It was a spider I now call Bobby. He was a tiny little bugger, but he loved me so much he wouldn't get of my arm onto a near by shelf. Eventually he hopped on and began to make a web. He has a shelfmate, an equally friendly jumping spider from my bathroom, and they aren't aggressive to each other.
     
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  8. Shawn Smith

    Shawn Smith Arachnopeon

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    Afternoon everyone, I am totally new to the hobby and a moderate archnaphobe. I'm hoping to pick up my first spider soon and use this hobby as a way to get past my fears. I saw this board recommended frequently by Tom Moran and figured I had better get on here and keep reading. Thanks in advance for the advice and I hope everything will get better from here.
     
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  9. PantherRaven

    PantherRaven Arachnopeon

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    Hello, my name is Panther,
    I am new to this board and new to tarantulas.
    Looking forward to learning loads and meeting others
     
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  10. Ronald Fults

    Ronald Fults Arachnopeon

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    Hello everyone! My name is Ron and I live in Ohio. I am a bee keeper, I am what many might call a "Star Wars Nerd", I enjoy guns and playing drums .
    I've always thought animals like scorpions, tarantulas, crocodilians and other reptiles to be very interesting .
    I do not currently have any animals except for our dogs and honey bees .
    I was thinking seriously of getting a tarantula or tarantulas and I'm trying to educate myself before jumping in.
    So if I ask a question that may be stupid please excuse my ignorance.
    I did a bit of research and this was the recommended place to come for information and guidance .
    Please feel free to offer any advice or suggestions you might have to offer a greenhorn and thank you for having me!
     
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  11. creepybuggirl

    creepybuggirl Arachnopeon

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    hey there, you can call me Cloud. born in the beautiful San Francisco Bay area, i moved cross country when i was a child.
    just recently i have gotten into tarantulas, but ive always loved bugs (used to get bullied at school for it, believe it or not)! in the past 6 months ive acquired an A. avicularia (pink toe) and a beautiful Aphonopelma chalcodes (arizona blonde). But among them, i own two cats, two betta fish, and a snapping turtle.
    As i move up in the arachnid world, i am planning on buying a Theraphosa blondi and an Omothymus schioedtei.
    i love all types of music, except country haha, i listen to music religiously! i love horror movies, and anything creepy. Any tips and tricks would be greatly appreciated! remember to love :^)
     
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  12. Tessa Clifton

    Tessa Clifton Arachnopeon

    Just make sure that you do your research not on just tarantulas in general, but on the specific species that you want to get. They have very varying needs. Also, as a bit of first advice, this is my biggest pet peeve so I try to make sure people know about it, DO NOT buy into that goofy stuff about a large tarantula needing a ten gallon tank! They only need a tank that is about two or three times their body length, not a giant jungle. lol. Good luck!
     
  13. Ronald Fults

    Ronald Fults Arachnopeon

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    Thank you for that advice .I was actually wondering about the size of container I really needed. I have seen videos of people with 10 gallon tanks and others with something more like what your talking about. So thanks for clearing that up for me!
     
  14. Tessa Clifton

    Tessa Clifton Arachnopeon

    No problem! If you have any questions feel free to pm me I’m always happy to help.
     
  15. Ronald Fults

    Ronald Fults Arachnopeon

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    Thank you very much! I will definitely be taking you up on that offer.
     
  16. Hi! Just Joined today! I've always been fascinated with spiders and as a kid I use to keep a common house spider and a Metaltella Simoni. I didn't keep them long and eventually released them back to the shed I got them from. But I'm at it again and trying it out with a couple of Metaltella Simoni ladies I found crawling around my bathroom. So I joined a place with a bunch of other spider lovers so I have someone to gush about them instead of hiding all by my loan-some with my tiny little critters in my bedroom. oh! and just call me Stephie!
     
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