- Mar 10, 2003
i wouldn't think that a tarantula would experience a higher degree of pain than we do—humans have a remarkable sense of touch—especially on the hands (amongst other places). if tarantulas had a higher sense of touch than humans, then i don't think they'd keep trying to climb out of their enclosure, only to fall hard to the ground over and over again. also, take into consideration moulting and pre-moult. i've got a pretty wimpy pain threshold, and if i had to moult weekly, then monthly, then every six months and eventually every year, i think i'd off myself after the third moult.Originally posted by kellygirl
If their most heightened sense is touch, then is it possible that they could feel a higher degree of pain than we might experience?