I reccomend looking at Vayu_son's 'walk with Psalmopeous' threads... Do a search for 'walk with' in this forum, and both of them should pop up.. The going opinion between he and I is that these are not quite the demons they are made out to be. They are incredibly fast, without a doubt, buy like my other T's, I've found them to slow down a bit once they get on my skin (The P. murinus excepted). When I feel the urge to bring this one out to handle, I go at it just like I would with a pinktoe. I nudge it from behind with the paintbrush, and let it go crazy running on my bed for a few moments, then place my hand about a foot in front of it, and nudge it onto my hand. Voila. Usually once it's there it seems to like to run up my arms a bit, but I've still never seen a single threat from this specimen (or any other's of this genus that I keep, for that matter)Originally posted by nemesis6sic6
DUde I love My irminia. How big is yours. I have never handle mine. how do you do it?
There is one report in the forum from a Psalmopeous sp. bite. I don't recall the report being severe. The whole 'they are supposed to be bad' is due mostly I believe to the physiological similarities between Poecilotheria spp. and them. That doesn't mean their venom is the same.Originally posted by Palespider
I read somewhere that their bite is supposed to be pretty bad, but have yet to read any bad bite reports on Psalmopoeus, atleast nothing like a Poke. Anyone know?