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threat posture

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by xxc0, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. xxc0

    xxc0 Arachnopeon

    if you're close to your t and your t shows a threat posture, should you pull away slowly or fast
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  2. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

    It doesn’t really matter. I sometimes make a threat posture to my tarantulas too. :angelic:
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  3. VanessaS

    VanessaS Grammostola Groupie Arachnosupporter

    Put the lid to the enclosure back on and leave them alone. It doesn't matter what speed you do that at, as long as you don't bash the enclosure around and upset them even more. You need to move in a calm and deliberate manner, so you don't make things worse. They can't see you, so the speed isn't going to be much of a factor.
    If the spider is outside the enclosure, put your catch cup over top of them and put a piece of cardboard underneath it and get them back into the enclosure.
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  4. sasker

    sasker Arachnolord Active Member

    If you are that close to your tarantula that it would make a difference if you pull back fast or slow, you were too close to your tarantula to begin with (let's say less than 10 cm). They may give you a threat posture while you are much farther away, but they will not strike at you from half a meter distance or something, nor will they try to chase you to bite you. Use tongs instead of your fingers if you need be that close to your tarantula.
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  5. I move back slowly if my camera is near at hand, but quickly if I have to dash across the whole room to get my camera in time for the shot.
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  6. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoking Active Member

  7. Teal

    Teal Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    By far, my favourite thing I have read all day!
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  8. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

    Laugh and then take photos.

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  9. Theneil

    Theneil Arachnoprince Active Member

    The stripper pic cracks me up every time. LOL
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  10. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

    That was definitely an amusing rehouse :hilarious:
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  11. PhilMcWonder

    PhilMcWonder Arachnoknight

    Any fast movement could be clumsy. Don't flinch, just move away carefully. A T doesn't care how you leave it alone as long as you leave. Fast, jerking movements though might make you bump something and agitate the T even further, potentially causing it to bolt and (if the cage is open) escape.
  12. SonsofArachne

    SonsofArachne Arachnodemon Active Member

    If you're that close and it's a OW, might as well move slow because if its going to bite you won't get away fast enough.
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  13. jrh3

    jrh3 Knights of The Arachno Table Arachnosupporter

    I doubt you can pull away faster than it can strike. I have seen some species literally teleport, lol.
  14. ShockWave

    ShockWave Arachnopeon Classifieds User

    It’s not a threat posture it’s a dance off! Time to show your own moves!
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  15. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    Are you sure about that? My E.pachypus actually comes after my tweezers when I need to do maintenance. I mean, literally coming out from her burrow to get a good striking position. 'easy first Old World' they said... Yeah. No.
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  16. Torech Ungol

    Torech Ungol Arachnosquire Active Member

    No, no, you have to leave the room before you start laughing. Otherwise, you embarrass them, and they'll be less likely to threat pose for you in the future. ;)
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  17. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    Im with ellantula and grym reaper

    Its the one posture that always has me reaching for the camera. I actually lean closer...lol.
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  18. sasker

    sasker Arachnolord Active Member

    My point exactly why you should use tweezers/tongs while doing maintenance! :D
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  19. Crone Returns

    Crone Returns Arachnoangel Active Member

    My personal favorite is the pic that shows her on her back she's so mad.:p
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