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Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by SilverCreak, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. SilverCreak

    SilverCreak Arachnopeon

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    Just had to rescue a this T from a bunch of roudy teens (want to say at least 17-18) at a local pet store. They were exiting as I was entering and I overheard them saying they were literally buying it just to set it on fire for shits and giggles. :/

    I had to bribe them with $20 just to get them to hand it over to me. It looks to be about a 2 maybe 3 inch Avicularia avicularia in my amateur spider identification abilities.

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  2. antinous

    antinous Pamphopharaoh Arachnosupporter

    It’s great that you did that! For the life of me I can never understand why people do that. Pretty much the reason why I have little to no faith in humanity.
     
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  3. SilverCreak

    SilverCreak Arachnopeon

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    I'm happy I saved the little one. It's surprisingly calm. The pet store gave it to them in one of those tiny boxes used to take hamsters and mice home in. It didn't try to bolt or anything while I gently nudged it into the K keeper it's now in. I have a small dish for it I still need to put in and I need to find something nice to put in as decoration for it to Web up if it likes.

    When I told the employee that sold it to them she was horrified. She would have never sold it to them if she heard what they were saying. She was also a fairly young employee probably not much older then them.
     
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  4. PanzoN88

    PanzoN88 Arachnolord Active Member

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    It's good that your new add is in a safe place now.
     
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  5. miamc12321

    miamc12321 Arachnopeon

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    You are hero. It looks to be a little A avic. How can people be so cruel? I don't understand at all! Why do this? Why hurt something that never meant any harm what so ever to you? You are at least my hero right now.
     
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  6. Greasylake

    Greasylake Arachnoprince

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    Afterwards I would have pulled out my pocket knife and said "I bought this just to cut your brake lines, its going to be hilarious!"
     
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  7. Garth Vader

    Garth Vader Arachnohipster

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    I'm so glad that avic is with you now. May it have a long and safe life in your care!
     
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  8. miamc12321

    miamc12321 Arachnopeon

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    This!
     
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  9. SilverCreak

    SilverCreak Arachnopeon

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    (I don't have a handle on T anatomy at the moment so please bare with me) one of its front legs looks kind of withered and one of the joints look discolored. Wonder if it's an old injury. Otherwise it's abdomen looks nice and plump, you can see the leg mentioned really well in the pic of its underside. Should I be concerned about it at all?

    I've already named it Aragog, lol, I'm attached already.
     
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  10. FrDoc

    FrDoc Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Ever notice the LPS stories are generally sad, and also that the victims of the sadness are A. avics. What do folks have against them? I never wanted one, but I got mine as result of a LPS rescue, and yep @SilverCreak I took it home in the cardboard box.
     
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  11. MissouriArachnophile

    MissouriArachnophile Arachnoknight

    If something is wrong with the leg it will take care of the issue.
     
  12. MetalMan2004

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    Now that’s a pet store save I can get behind!
     
  13. miamc12321

    miamc12321 Arachnopeon

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    How I got my Leela. He knew. My husband knew that giving these people money for tarantulas only gave them power to buy and sell more. He'd gone to said lps for other reasons that morning. He saw Leela and started asking questions. They told him that they kept her in the tiny kritter keeper with another tarantual. He freaked and bought her on the spot. I still dont know if she is a she. That is just what the pet lady said when he bought her. Still, I love my little Leela, and hug my husband every day for saving her.
     
  14. Garth Vader

    Garth Vader Arachnohipster

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    Yeah that's how I got my avic too!
     
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  15. SilverCreak

    SilverCreak Arachnopeon

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    My lps where this little one originated isn't all bad. They breed their own pinks and feeders. The tarantulas were in appropriate habitates for them (the avic in one more suited for arboreal though a bit to tall for my liking considering it's size) and the stripe knee (which one I don't know as it was in its hide and there are several stripe knees out there) was in one suited for terrestrials. Only thing I did not agree with was the avic had sand and the stripe knee had that reptibark crud. The employees were willing to listen to me though and sounds like they may Be willing to change those things. The shop is notorious for selling what many speculate to be byb/mill puppies unfortunately.
     
  16. miamc12321

    miamc12321 Arachnopeon

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    Well, because of you, this baby got a great new home! I wish other ones were that fortunate. I wish we could have people arrested or sent to juvie for what you witnessed.
     
  17. PidderPeets

    PidderPeets Arachnoangel Arachnosupporter

    As angering as it was to read that, I'm so happy that this one was rescued by you. I wouldn't have been able to control myself and would have been calling them every name in the book and not letting them leave with that spider. I may have even considered calling the cops for animal cruelty.

    It sounds like that was at a small pet store, but if it was a chain store, I would be contacting the highest in command person I could find and berating them for selling animals to just anyone. I'd also be posting on any possible review page that they sold an animal to a group of teens that literally walked out of the store talking about how they were going to kill that animal. The fact that that was allowed to happen at all is disgusting.

    I'm so happy that there's people like you out there that would prevent something like that from happening, even to the creepy crawlies that the average idiot is so ignorantly afraid of.

    It does appear like the right first leg may be a partially regenerated one, meaning it lost the leg at one point and has since molted so that the leg is restored. After it's next molt, it will likely be fully back to normal and the leg should be indistinguishable from the others.
     
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  18. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    Picture isn't good enough, sure resembles morphotype 6.
     
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  19. miamc12321

    miamc12321 Arachnopeon

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    So, what is the answer to all of this?
     
  20. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    Man needs to die off, sooner not later.
     
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