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Dumbest Advice From People Who Don't Own Ts?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Mitchel, May 14, 2019.

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    I get this one a lot... since when can you order a spider from Poland (spidersworld.EU) and get it shipped. A lot of people get baffled loool!
  2. SonsofArachne

    SonsofArachne Arachnoangel Active Member

    Well to be fair there is a huge difference between cats and T's. T's don't come and sit with you while you watch TV or play with a toy mouse. But none of this invalidates keeping T's.
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  3. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    I use the equation with fish. Fish can't be cuddled, only swim around and look pretty. Spiders...move sometimes and look pretty.
    Of course, the reply is that spiders don't look pretty to which I reply that beauty is subjective. End of discussion, usually.
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  4. I impulse bought a scorpion yesterday and after I walked out with it realized I had to stop at another store on the way home. It's just now getting warm here and I wouldn't risk leaving it in the car even for a few minutes. I just put the critter keeper in a plastic shopping bag and tried to play it cool. Luckily, no one asked about it, but I was prepared to argue my case. Imagine if a security guard had asked to see in the bag as I left though... Lol.
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  5. Paul1126

    Paul1126 Arachnodemon

    This can't be real. Made me laugh so much though.

    This one is golden also, "You keep them locked in cages all the time and don't let them run about for exercise? That is cruel"

    I also love the handle them so they become friendly one.
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  6. BennyBTamachi

    BennyBTamachi Arachnosquire

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  7. EtienneN

    EtienneN Arachnonovelist-musician-artist Arachnosupporter

    So oddly enough when I got my P sp. machala, it was really hot out, like 82F in April. And I absolutely needed several things from the grocery store and the people with me didn’t want to go home first from the reptile show so we went to the grocer and since it wasn’t safe to leave the T in the car, my mother put the sling’s container in the bottom of her purse. So we just walked around, like you do, with a baby T whilst buying milk and eggs! Very odd and almost surreal experience to be sure!
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  8. Hilabeanz

    Hilabeanz Arachnopeon

    Acquaintance: "You know, nobody will come to your house to visit anymore."

    Me: "Good, it's working."
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  9. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

    You are asking too much from an inferior species.
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  10. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

    This is highly subjective/controversial, a claim like this is definitely suspect.
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  11. PanzoN88

    PanzoN88 Arachnolord

    You forgot about emotional support snails (saw one on the news recently)
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  12. EtienneN

    EtienneN Arachnonovelist-musician-artist Arachnosupporter

    Ummmm...a what now?
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  13. Minty

    Minty @londontarantulas

    My Mum asked me the same question, I always say for the same reasons people keep fish.
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  14. Dman

    Dman Arachnosquire Arachnosupporter

    There are only two things in the world that scare me and nuclear war is one of them. The other you ask? Carnies, circus folks, nomads really, small hands and smell like cabbage. (Sorry I could not resist an Austin Powers reference there)
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  15. Dman

    Dman Arachnosquire Arachnosupporter

    What if there is an earthquake? We live in southern California.
  16. EtienneN

    EtienneN Arachnonovelist-musician-artist Arachnosupporter

    Oh I forgot, I bought a cat leash once along with some crickets and the sales person asked obviously jokingly if I was going to take my spider on a walk; then she asked if I let them roam free for exercise time. Maybe she was still joking?
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  17. Dman

    Dman Arachnosquire Arachnosupporter

    It is true!
  18. velvetundergrowth

    velvetundergrowth Lobopro Arachnosupporter

    "They break into a million little pieces if you drop them"

    ~ Pet Shop Employee
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  19. SonsofArachne

    SonsofArachne Arachnoangel Active Member

    Little known fact - Tarantula's are made of glass!
  20. mantisfan101

    mantisfan101 Arachnoprince Active Member

    Same thing for pet fish. The way that each different species moves around throughout a tank is absolutely mezmerizing...last night I gave my apistogramma some baby brine shrimp for the first time and just watching them hunt was amazing enough.
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