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Introduce Yourself

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

  1. Rix11

    Rix11 Arachnopeon

    Hi, my name is Laura. I was born and raised in Illinois and have lived in FL for the past 22 years. I collected Ts for about 7 years while I was teaching. At the time I had about 15 tarantulas all NW and various ages. I tend to like getting slings and watching them grow. When I stopped teaching about 3 years ago, I stopped collecting because we were going to be making a big move, so I found new homes for my Ts where they could excite and engage a whole new age of collector one day. So I guess you could say now that I'm rebuilding. Can't wait to get started. : )
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  2. Hi I'm Jason. Im new to the hobbies. I live in California, in the Bay Area. I'm hoping to learn more about inverts, and hopefully make some connections here.
  3. MrWotiWo

    MrWotiWo Arachnopeon

    Hello There.
    Im Andrzej. Im new to spider. I started watching youtube videos about spider and got into them. I have had reptiles in the past and currently own a RTB. Recently bought my first T. Avicularia Avicularia. Love it. Ill post pictures when i get home.
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  4. Taibshe

    Taibshe Arachnopeon

    Hi I'm Sarah I have just joined and as of yet have no tarantulas in my home/family.
    I have joined because it is very important to me to learn as much as I can from the people who love and live with tarantulas every day, before I take any active steps towards adding one to my home. I have too much regard for adding any new life to my home and care, to do it in an uninformed or spontaneous way. So I embrace my ignorance, but with the understanding that I want to proceed in the right way and would welcome any feedback including recommended titles, etc.
    I look forward to learning from all of you and promise not to you ask any stupid questions if I can figure out if they are stupid before asking :)
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  5. petermesh

    petermesh Arachnopeon

    Hi Everyone,

    Did a search for my latest Spider Edition Care sheet and *poof* the link to this forum was the first I came across. So here I am.

    My son initially wanted a pet spider some 3 years ago. So we got him a Chillian Rose Juvenile. To his disappointment this spider ran away from its food most times and ate now and then... and now after getting him another ..... and now 5 tarantula's later.

    I will post my spiders in the correct link soon. Gonna have a bit of a browse .. till next time.

    Speak soon :)
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  6. many many legs

    many many legs Arachnopeon Active Member

    Been coming here over the years to learn about the bugs I get at LA's Bug Fair each year. I started collecting a few baja california insects like centipedes and scorpions and just wanted to get in on the conversation so I could learn about their needs and share their pics :)
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  7. Sago93

    Sago93 Arachnopeon

    Hello all. I'm Marcin from Jaroslaw in Poland. I returned to the hobby after a few years of break. So it's time to refresh my knowledge. I started from 4 spieces Brachypelma L1 wish me luck :p I was already here, but now I finally made an account: P.
  8. shodan

    shodan Arachnopeon

    Hi people,

    I've been reading here for a while and I'm looking to get back into the hobby after many years. I've kept Brachys and Avics in the past. Currently doing updated research on various species.

    Hope everyone is ok :happy:
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  9. W01f

    W01f Arachnopeon

    Hi everyone! I'm Wolf and I literally just picked up my first tarantulas today! A grammastola pulchra (Brazillian Black) named Lord Varys the Spider(ling) because I am a nerd haha. Anyway, nice to meet you all!
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  10. JohnnyBoy83

    JohnnyBoy83 Arachnopeon

    Hi, I'm John, from Liverpool in the UK. New to tarantulas, got my first winging its way to me in a few days (little 8cm G. pulchripes).

    Was never particularly fond of spiders until I held a B. smithi at a kids birthday party, now I'm eyeing up my 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc. already. Just need the wife to get used to the 1st for a while!

    I've read a lot of useful info on these boards already, so hello and thanks.
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  11. Nikki Wilds

    Nikki Wilds Arachnopeon

    Hey, I'm Nikki :)
    At this current moment, I have 1 scorpion, 18 tarantula, 1 hamster, 3 GALS and several fish and a bengal x siamese cat.

    I have a degree in Zoo Biology and work at weekends as a keeper and in the week as a software tester to get dollah. I'm from the UK.

    Pretty much an animal nut from the start really!
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  12. Aggett

    Aggett Arachnopeon

    Hey, I'm Anthony, very recently gotten into the hobby. Buzzing to get started properly, I got my first T about a week ago and got told about this page by Exeter Exotics where I got my T. I have a Brachypelma Vagans, any and all advice on looking after this species will be more than welcome and wanted.

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  13. ConnorsTs

    ConnorsTs Arachnopeon

    Hi guys, my name's Connor and I'm new to arachnoboards. I spent about 2 years becoming obsessed with the hobby before choosing a G. Pulchripes as my first T. I loved the fact that you could get such a docile species of tarantula and have it also look so beautiful.

    Well... my little guy is a complete SAVAGE!!

    I've had him/her around 6 months and in that time I've temperament tested it about once a month by gently touching it's abdomen or back legs with a plastic straw or folded paper.

    The first time I tried, it spun around and insta-struck the straw (assumed it was just a feeding response.) I then tapped it again on the abdomen and it slowly turned and sat in a threat posture for about 5 mins. (Pretty cute as it was about 2 inches at the time). So I left it alone.

    Every time I've tried since it's immediately gone into a threat posture and then bitten the straw if touched again.

    Side note, it's never once kicked a hair; this one goes straight killmode!!

    Still love it though. Planning on getting an arboreal next if anyone has any suggestions!

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  14. shodan

    shodan Arachnopeon

    Hi buddy, I've just got back into the hobby and I can defo recommend an Avicularia Avicularia if you are considering an arboreal. Just based on my limited experience though - as I said, i'm just a rookie. Mine is brilliant, very laid back, although she is prone to the odd very short burst of speed.
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  15. shodan

    shodan Arachnopeon

    Bengal x Siamese.... Mine's VERY vocal :rolleyes:
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  16. krbshappy71

    krbshappy71 Arachnopeon Active Member

    Hi folks, my name is Peggy Sue :singing:. I've always loved animals but am afraid of spiders, sharks, and ear wigs. (yes, in that order.) My first T was a rescue/rehome and I was hoping by having it I would learn to care and respect other spiders. Instead I'm hooked on learning about and owning T's, but still skittish about various spiders when they pop out of nowhere in the house and basement. Especially the black widow looking ones, I really panic about those. Happy to be here to learn more, I also enjoy setting up live plant enclosures for my critters so have been enjoying all the pictures and examples here.
  17. KellyJade

    KellyJade Arachnopeon

    Hi everyone,

    I’m Kelly and I live in belgium. We currently own 9 tarantula’s, one Amblypigi (and non spider pets )

    I got my first T 15 years ago, an AF G. pulchra and she is still with me today (see profile pic). Have been out of the hobby for years but I recently picked it up again, hence the expanding collection. I have more T’s on the way and also want to add other spiders (wolf, trapdoor... ) so I want to learn as much as possible. Figured it was about time I joined here

  18. Hiya All!

    I'm Steph in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada!) and I'm fairly new to keeping tarantulas..
    I got my first T last year and am already totally hooked!
  19. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Arachnopeon

    Hi All!

    I'm Mark, from Gloucester - UK. Just getting into the hobby and got my first T last week. Been reading and learning ready to keep these little fellas and looking forward to learning more on these boards!
  20. Brachyfan

    Brachyfan Arachnopeon Active Member

    I used to be verrrrryyyy arachnophobia as a kid. I couldn't even look at spiders in books! That changed when I was 9 and got to hang out with a teacher's brachypelma hamorii (smithii?) at lunch time for a couple of weeks. After that I was cured of the arachnophobia.

    I think it was when I learned that the t has way more to fear from me that changed my mind. This was in the 80's and now I have my own t now!

    I love arachnoboards! Easily one of the best sources of information online. Thanks to everyone here for making me feel welcome and helping me get into the hobby!