It's more like taking out the engine and replacing it with a midget and a hampster wheel.Taking into account what Jeremy said, here is my thoughts:
I've seen a similar thread discussing this topic...my opinion it's a bunch of nonsense. First off I think the thought and possible act itself is horrid. To take away a Tarantula's fangs is ridiculous. It's like taking away what came with the package. I.E.: New driver buys brand new Porsche Carrera GT2, but he lowers it's power by swapping in a lower power engine to make it easier to drive. Why take away something that's meant to come with the package? I think if an individual accepts a de-fanged T they are missing out on the essence of the Tarantula itself. Also I believe if they do take off it's fangs, they'll simply regenerate it in the next molt or a few after. I'm still pondering however how would a T eat if it can't inject it's venom..it's plain wrong to do it!
In theory it might, but it would need to eat to begin to even regenerate the glands and tissue, which it cannot do because you removed the glands and tissue which it needs to regenerate. So in other words, no.My thought is wouldnt it just regenerate the venom produceing organ after a while???
(not sure if i used the quote thing the right way)My thought is wouldnt it just regenerate the venom produceing organ after a while???
Doubtful. For instance, the leg requires that the coxa be intact, because that is where regeneration actually occurs. Damage the coxa itself and that leg is gone permanently. I've never heard of a spider with a removed chelicera regenerating (which is what would prompt the regeneration, not just removing a venom gland since that's impossible to do while leaving the chelicerae intact).(not sure if i used the quote thing the right way)
Could they actually regenerate stuff like that? I mean they have evolved to regenerate legs and spinnerette's and stuff like that, but that's probably just because they could expect to lose them in a bad situation and needed a plan B. Something like a venom gland though would probably be different wouldn't it?