- May 17, 2003
I totally agree! Tarantulas represent a magnet for people who want to stand out or show off, and these folks are the ones with the shaky butterfingers. Harley Davidson represents a similar magnet. Having said that, I think most (OK, many) people who are passionate about inverts and motorcycles are real enthusiasts, i.e. they're enthusiastic about a specific facet of human existence and they live accordingly. THESE PEOPLE ROCK! The remaining ones breathe a little too much.Originally posted by atmosphere
No telling how many T's have died because someone didn't know enough about there indivdual T and picked it up The T then bit them and they droped it killing it.
I agree again! I'm a profligate agreer. I feel so cheap. I don't pick up my T's unless I have to either. I can't imagine the spider likes it, and I don't get much either. I thing people have the right to though; if someone wants to let a Stromatopelma crawl around on their soft palate, more power to them! It's the American way! In fact, I'd like a ticket to that performace. I'm an American too, Goddammit, and I crave the spectacle like everyone else. On the topic of "having to handle", I packed a mature male Theraphosa blondi for shipping recently and know just how exquisite it is to feel urticating hair wafting through ones nasal cavities. Somebody remind me why I don't keep more Old Worlders, quick.Originally posted by RugbyDave
I'm not a real big handler anyways. I'm from the "no real need to handle them, no point to you or the T" school of thought. Unless i need to move them or check them out or get a swab for science, of course! It is a pretty cool feeling, i have to admit..