Avicularia versicolor Bite Report

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Phillip

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you are the 1st I've ever heard of....

Freaky I have never seen the slightest hint of aggression from a versi nor ever heard of it from anyone else. Congrats lol just kidding but glad nothing bad happenned to you or it nonetheless.

By the way I love the bites section Scott good call man.

Phil
 

MrDeranged

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I have to agree with Phil on this one. I don't think I've ever heard of anyone ever getting bit by a versicolor aside from maybe forcing it's fangs into their own flesh. I'm also glad that neither of you suffered any lasting effects from the bite.

Scott
 

atavuss

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Re: you are the 1st I've ever heard of....

Originally posted by Phillip
Freaky I have never seen the slightest hint of aggression from a versi nor ever heard of it from anyone else.
hmmm......try and seperate babies from a mother versicolor and you will probably see some defensiveness (I prefer the term "defensive" to "aggression") :)
I was slapped at, rushed at, everything short of an actual bite when I had to seperate 1st instar versicolor lings from their mother (once I saw her defensive behavior I seperated HER from the lings first so I would not have to have to worry about an attack from her)
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I understand completely why I was bitten by the poor thing. When it came out, it had to be terrified that I was handling it. When it tried to run, the silk (more like sewing thread?) kept it from being able to run far. Trying to get the moss off the other end sent insane amounts of vibration through it, making its fear worse. It bit strictly out of self defense; Once a warning bite, the second a "serious" bite.

I'm just shocked the fangs on a 1/4" long spider were long enough to break my skin.:? My piercer has told me countless times that it's almost impossible to get a needle through me because my skin is as tough as leather:eek:

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On another note: I feel that versicolor is soon going to die. It's not looking too terribly well.

-Bryan
 

rknralf

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Bryan,
I thought you were allergic to tarantula bites. Did you have any reaction?
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I know I'm allergic to the hairs (as one hair from a G. rosea made my whole arm swell up!), but I apparently have no reaction to the venom. That's a sigh of relief considering I now have a King Baboon, Usumbara, and Ornamental in my room ;)

-Bryan
 

rknralf

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Bryan,
I'm glad to hear you did okay with the bite. Sorry to hear about the versicolor though.
I love the King Baboons, but I'm maxed out at 12 tarantulas (9 I already have and 3 coming in tomorrows mail).
Maybe someday I'll get one, but it will have to be after I send out some of my males for breeding and reduce the at-home population.
By the way, I almost emailed and was going to ask if you could pick up some G. pulchra's for me from the show, but decided it would be better to stay married instead.
 

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Male gave me it today. Was rehousing him and let him crawl on my hand. Was fine for a while, threw up a threat and sunk both fangs into my middle finger. Believe it was a full dose, around my finger was pretty sticky with what I believe was venom. He made me bleed too.

Pain wasn’t bad at all, I’d say a 1-10. 4 hours after bite there’s no swelling or wound at all. I seriously have hit my finger at work and it hurt more than this Ts bite.

They say don’t handle for a reason! Haha.

Thanks for tuning in.
 

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Male gave me it today. Was rehousing him and let him crawl on my hand. Was fine for a while, threw up a threat and sunk both fangs into my middle finger. Believe it was a full dose, around my finger was pretty sticky with what I believe was venom. He made me bleed too.

Pain wasn’t bad at all, I’d say a 1-10. 4 hours after bite there’s no swelling or wound at all. I seriously have hit my finger at work and it hurt more than this Ts bite.

They say don’t handle for a reason! Haha.

Thanks for tuning in.
In the future, there is a actual bite report section.
 

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In the future, there is a actual bite report section.
Not one anyone reads...lol.

And to do an actual bite report is now overly complex....hence why no one does it any more. I wish all bite reports were like this one.
 

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Not one anyone reads...lol.

And to do an actual bite report is now overly complex....hence why no one does it any more. I wish all bite reports were like this one.
Hey, I read it. ;)

So I hear. Hopefully won't ever have to go through the process.
 

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You'd normally expect an Avic to do a glorious leap off your hand rather than bite, got a feeling that you've got a pissy one
 

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Not one anyone reads...lol.

And to do an actual bite report is now overly complex....hence why no one does it any more. I wish all bite reports were like this one.
People read and post in the new section for it. Not really complex, not in my opinion anyway. If anyone is ever unsure, all they have to do is ask us. ;) But yes, all bite reports must go in the appropriate section and all others will be removed.

Debby
 

Andrea82

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People read and post in the new section for it. Not really complex, not in my opinion anyway. If anyone is ever unsure, all they have to do is ask us. ;) But yes, all bite reports must go in the appropriate section and all others will be removed.

Debby
The bite Reports section says i have insufficiënt privileges to post there. Not that i have a bite report, but to test it.
 

Arachnopets

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The bite Reports section says i have insufficiënt privileges to post there. Not that i have a bite report, but to test it.
The original section has been closed for some time now. Just noticed the message is not showing at the top, so thank you for making me go look, lol. Just fixed it. However, the link miss moxie posted is the new area now. :)

Debby
 
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