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The Importance of Respect and Open-mindedness In the Tarantula Hobby

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Ungoliant, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

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  2. This is a great article. It really coincides with your NDGT quote.
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  3. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    @Rittdk01 , above link also contains some info on SADS if you're interested.

    It is a good read overall, and has good points. Nice find.
  4. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    What does NDGT stand for?
  5. TownesVanZandt

    TownesVanZandt Arachnodemon Active Member

    It´s a quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson in OP´s signature.
  6. Cassiusstein

    Cassiusstein Arachnosquire

    Great read that I agree with entirely, there's way to mcuh "my way is the only way" attitude, there's clearly many ways that work. A lot of people forget that hobbies are meant for enjoyment
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  7. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    Ah, thank you. Since i am pretty much always on Ab with my phone, i don't get the signatures with the posts, only name and post.
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  8. sdsnybny

    sdsnybny Arachnogeek Arachnosupporter

    I've been subscribed to both Tom's blog and YouTube for quite awhile now. This recent blog hit the nail right on the head.
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  9. Paiige

    Paiige Arachnobaron

    Great read, thanks very much for sharing :)
  10. gypsy cola

    gypsy cola Arachnoknight

    This is what I love about this hobby...there is sooo much information about these spiders yet so much more we don't even know.

    Someone will say P.metallica can't be kept communally, someone else post a picture of 20 p.metallicas in a cage. The common "rose hair" is not g.rosea. Aphonpelma just got revised, a species thought to be terrestrial is actually arboreal, etc.
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  11. VanessaS

    VanessaS Arachnodemon Active Member

    Tom Moran makes a very important contribution to the hobby - care tutorials, care and rehousing videos, and he is just an awesome and friendly man who is never condescending or mean. He always responds to people and never hesitates to help those in the hobby who reach out to him - no matter how many times he has probably been asked the same questions. He is a tremendous asset and I am glad that newer people know where to find him.
    I subscribe to his blog, his YouTube account, and his Facebook page. You won't find a nicer man than Tom.
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  12. dopamine

    dopamine Arachnobaron Active Member

    I agree, stand up guy.
  13. mistertim

    mistertim Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    This thread is a great way to kill Ts. You're all stupid.

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  14. 14pokies

    14pokies Arachnoprince Active Member

    I agree with Tom but you can only be friendly to Tarantula hipsters or Theraphosids snobs for so long before the idea of a chimpanzee dragging them up into a tree and eating there face grows from a crooked smile creeping across your face to you wondering if you can refinance your house so you can afford a chimpanzee..

    That's why I don't respond to most threads lately and only upload pics of new pick ups or post breeding threads ;)...
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  15. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Screw respect and such foolishness:

    - "you" stand with the Goddess 0.1 Pelinobius muticus PBUH (Peace Be Upon Her) OH-ALLAAARGH!-OH BITES side of Glory, Honor & Pride

    ... or "you" are against us, the hissing Brotherhood, that will track your IP and reach your basement with an Axe! :-s
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  16. crone

    crone Arachnoangel Active Member

    What if we don't have a basement?:shy:
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  17. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoemperor Active Member

    I will build one using my MacGyver sunday morning skills -- another gift of the Goddess. Which kind of wood you like? :-s
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  18. crone

    crone Arachnoangel Active Member

    Black oak. You have to have really stroooong wood to hold up an adobe houselet.