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Random Threat Posture?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by NewAgePrimal, Nov 15, 2014.

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    They are very strong for there size, a wolf spider gets crushed by a T the same size . Threat display is a warning too anything that they will fight to survive. often there colors confuse predators and they think it isn't a spider.
  2. ratluvr76

    ratluvr76 Arachnodemon

    because predators are looking only for spiders and see a tarantula with it's confusing colors and think.. hhmm.. I'm hungry but nope nope.. that's not a spider!! moving along..

  3. Lilguy220

    Lilguy220 Arachnopeon

    So why do you guys think that tarantulas throw up threat poses to there prey items?
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  4. SonsofArachne

    SonsofArachne Arachnobaron Active Member

    Is it odd that while I have pretty much every "bad reputation" T out there, I have had only two full threat postures? I occasionally get a a "front leg lift" where they lift their front pair then put them back down, I don't consider that a threat posture. I've housed all of them (obviously) and rehoused some of them, even have a couple that I was specifically warned about by the dealer who sold them to me - no problems. They're all healthy, eating and molting with no problems. If it sounds like I'm bragging, well maybe I am a little, but I keep reading all the "horror stories" and wondering why I don't have these problems?

    Here, I'll brag a little more, I have a lot the "hair kickers" too, they are all walking around with their completely fur covered butts.

    I typed this with my fingers crossed (makes it really hard to type).
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  5. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    Generally because they aren't hungry. This is a pretty standard pre-molt response to live prey. If they aren't gonna eat it, they want it to go away...threat posing and striking are how they make things go away.