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The most relieved you’ve ever been in the hobby?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by AnimalNewbie, May 17, 2018.

  1. AnimalNewbie

    AnimalNewbie Arachnobaron

    Last night my juvenile avic ate after 2 weeks which I know isn’t that much but I was still constsantly worried about it and last night it ate. I was so relieved and shocked I almost fell of my chair when I saw it. So what was the most relieved you’ve ever been in the hobby???
  2. Liquifin

    Liquifin Arachnobaron Active Member

    Biggest time I was relieved was when I thought my T. stirmi was struggling with molt. But then she got off her old clothes, and I was so relieved. :shame:
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  3. chanda

    chanda Arachnoprince Active Member

    My biggest relief was when I *finally* counted all five of the M. balfouri in my communal tank, after my DH left the lid open overnight. (He was supposed to be taking care of them for me while I was out of town. I told him I wasn't going to be gone long enough for them to need feeding - but he decided to feed them anyway.)
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  4. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

    The most-- When AB people actually search for information on their own BEFORE posting and BEFORE BUYING!
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  5. Venomgland

    Venomgland Arachnosquire

    Finding my weekend warrior H. incei sling on my bathroom wall 3 days later.
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  6. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

    Finding my B. smithi about 36hrs after he escaped.
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  7. Tim Benzedrine

    Tim Benzedrine Prankster Possum Old Timer

    Yeah, I think escape and recovery tales will be the most prevalent contributions...
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  8. FrDoc

    FrDoc Arachnobaron Active Member

    When, after losing sight of it for about three minutes, I realized the most expensive and smallest sling (about 1/8") I ever bought did not blow across my desk when I opened its shipping vial under a ceiling fan.
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  9. AnimalNewbie

    AnimalNewbie Arachnobaron

    Actually I’m refraining from my previous most relieved moment and put it to when I found my heterometrus spinifer after 15 hours about 1.5 ft away from my bed.
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  10. Vinny2915

    Vinny2915 Arachnosquire

    When i was feeding my S.calceatum and it decided to run up the tongs only to stop right before my hand and just chill. I almost cried from relief.
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  11. johnny quango

    johnny quango Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

    The most relieved I've been with this hobby is when my D diamantinensis juvenile bolted straight up my arm all the way to my armpit, i waited for the bite that never came. It was a true feisty beast
  12. RonnyT

    RonnyT Arachnosquire

    What was the sling?
  13. spookyvibes

    spookyvibes Arachnobaron

    Probably when my little itty bitty H. sp. Columbia sling molted after not eating for a month. That isn’t that long as far as fasting is concerned, but it was so tiny and fragile, it was making me nervous.

    Also, every day I wake up and see my G. porteri (first T) alive and kicking (hairs) is always a relief. She’s an old lady, and I’m absolutely dreading the day that she leaves this world:( I’d rather get rid of every other invert in my collection instead of getting rid of/losing her.
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  14. FrDoc

    FrDoc Arachnobaron Active Member

    A. Moderatum
  15. Pseudo

    Pseudo Arachnosquire

    Finding my A. hentzi after she escaped for three weeks. She was living in the reclining chair the entire time. We searched under that chair and everything prior to her coming out on her own.
  16. I would have cried! After I had to change my pants lol.
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  17. ccTroi

    ccTroi Arachnoknight

    My 1/3” Homoeomma sp. “red” has never molted yet in the five months I’ve had it. Its last meal was a partially eaten prey on March 1st. Today, I finally saw a black patch on its abdomen - mind you it was light brown until now.
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  18. Death Derp

    Death Derp Arachnopeon

    finding my a. chalcodes sling against my wall after s/he escaped.
  19. Tim Benzedrine

    Tim Benzedrine Prankster Possum Old Timer

    Been there. I had a very small H. petersii get out after the deli-cup sort of auto-popped its top. I figured there was no way I'd relocate the small scorp. I searched and gave up and decided to give it another shot a bit later, and discovered it beneath a small piece of cardboard nearby. Not sure why I did not look there during the first search.

    And then another time, I had not realized that a piece of decoration I had in a sub-adult H. petersii enclosure was nearly high enough for the scorpion to use as a ladder to climb up over the top of an uncovered 5-1/2 gallon tank. I found it concealed underneath something (can't recall what in that case) about three feet away. Apparently, those things head for the closest refuge and stay put for at least a while.
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  20. Paul1126

    Paul1126 Arachnobaron Active Member

    Probably when my Theraphosa blondi moulted for the first time in my care.