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urticating hairs cyriocosmus

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by kreuz, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. kreuz

    kreuz Arachnopeon

    has anyone ever received urticating hairs by this small species! how is the irritation? i'm just curious because they are so cute and small! :)
  2. Travis K

    Travis K TravIsGinger Old Timer

    Just so you know people react differently to U-hairs. For example I do not react that bad if at all to B. Smithi, and others break out in hives all over. it just depends on the person being haired.
  3. Moltar

    Moltar ArachnoGod

    As far as size goes, i wouldn't discount the itch potential just because it's little. I've gotten a pretty good dose from a 2" n chromatus sling before.

    Having said that, i've never heard of cyriocosmus being that bad but, like Travis said, people react differently.
  4. Lorgakor

    Lorgakor Arachnomom Old Timer

    My C. elegans female is a bit of a hair kicker, but I've never had even the slightest reaction to the hairs. *knocks on wood*