Freshly molted GBB
I'm not 100% against handling, but handling a freshly moulted individual of that size only two days after moulting is ridiculous. THIS is why people are so against handling - stink poor judgement.
 
What is wrong with handling if it is done in the right manner ? I am not sure why some of you guys are so fearful and so judgemental. It is either you are afraid of handling your spider or you are just ignorant. Nothing is worst than not knowing about your pets.
 
What is wrong with handling if it is done in the right manner ? I am not sure why some of you guys are so fearful and so judgemental. It is either you are afraid of handling your spider or you are just ignorant. Nothing is worst than not knowing about your pets.
Well maybe some of us have personally seen how wrong things can go and want to:
A) eliminate the risk of it happening again
B) inform others and save them from the same bad experiences.

While you certainly can handle some with reduced risks, theres always a risk there of something going wrong nonetheless.

On a side note, what actual reason do you have to handle an OBT?
 
What is wrong with handling if it is done in the right manner ? I am not sure why some of you guys are so fearful and so judgemental. It is either you are afraid of handling your spider or you are just ignorant. Nothing is worst than not knowing about your pets.
The 'right manner' doesn't ever, EVER, involve a freshly moulted tarantula. EVER. You're the one who is ignorant, and knows nothing about these wild animals, and your ignorance is a danger to your animals. That behaviour is not going to go without someone calling you out on it - so suck it up. If you're not going to be a good example, then your poor judgement is going to act as a warning to others.
 
I am not new to rearing spiders. Definitely not as afraid as some of you that even simple handling becomes a sin. I do not accept handling during molting, but days after will be fine. They are not as fragile as you think. Most who are against handling are mostly just afraid. If afraid, don't rear them.
 
I am not new to rearing spiders. Definitely not as afraid as some of you that even simple handling becomes a sin. I do not accept handling during molting, but days after will be fine. They are not as fragile as you think. Most who are against handling are mostly just afraid. If afraid, don't rear them.
In my case i handle my trapdoors, wishbones and curtain webs almost every time i rehouse because they lack the ultra sensitive foot hair that makes tarantulas hate human skin. I am not by any means afraid of handling a T in itself, only of what could happen if it launches off my hand into some unreachable nook in my house and i lose 15 months worth of effort rearing it from sling size
 
I am not new to rearing spiders. Definitely not as afraid as some of you that even simple handling becomes a sin. I do not accept handling during molting, but days after will be fine. They are not as fragile as you think. Most who are against handling are mostly just afraid. If afraid, don't rear them.
You're just another one-trick pony going on and on about people, who actually care about the well being of these animals, being afraid of them. The only thing we're afraid of is our animals getting injured, or killed. We can't help it if you can't grasp that concept.
 

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