- Mar 14, 2003
I'm beginning to think that the nasty reputation some Old World spiders have like the H. Lividum are for the most part unreliably based on superstition about the nippy nature of these breeds. I have so far not been bitten by my Cobalt Blue. Yes it did throw up a threat posture but that was after the final post-kitty knocking down their cage incident that augered the removal of said cat from my apartment. Before I bought my Cobalt, I was under the impression that every time I put my hand in the enclosure it would leap out like a mad demon and bite me every chance iot would get. But so far it and my Tiger have stayed quite comfortably in their burrows allowing me to make the necessary adjustments to their tanks and give them water with no incidences. So my question to all of you is this. Is the nasty reputation an Old Worlder gets warranted or not?