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First time being tagged

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Cherri, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. Cherri

    Cherri Arachnopeon Active Member

    Been into ts for about 6 years and finally got tagged by an escaped p irminia (my favorite T species). I stupidly cupped my hands around it. I felt a little something like a bee sting and I put it back. Only my feelings were hurt. :dead: I should have had a catch cup, I know. I'm just glad it wasn't hurt. What was your first bite story?
  2. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    20 yrs...still waiting for the first close call. My tongs and catch cups dont anticipate me being tagged.

    A fast escapee with no catch cup around...you did what you had to do...way to not react to the bite.
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  3. nicodimus22

    nicodimus22 Arachnomancer Arachnosupporter

    I hope to never have one. At times, Ts do unpredictable things like zooming up the paint brush/tongs, but I really try to minimize the chances of a bite. I keep a catch cup at each end of my shelves so that no matter where I am, one of them is within reach.
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  4. AphonopelmaTX

    AphonopelmaTX Moderator Staff Member

    Am I the only one who doesn't know what a bee sting feels like? :bag:
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  5. FrDoc

    FrDoc Arachnodemon Active Member

    Count your blessings. Bees are not all that big a deal (unless you are allergic), now wasps and hornets, that’ll “wake ya up in the mornin’”.
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  6. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    "Been into ts for about 6 years and finally got tagged......."

    That reads like some sort of weird rite of passage. Like "phew finally got bit".
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  7. 14pokies

    14pokies Arachnoprince

    Got bit 3 days in Gf clamped down hard on my nipple.. Damn near elbowed her in the face
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  8. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    I have a friend who claims to have never been stung by a bee....I just cant imagine how this would be possible...now you, too? I told him that wasnt possible...now you...maybe he wasnt lying.....hmmm.

    I was stung 3 times this summer alone. How does one never get stung....I mean, ive had them fly into sunglasses and get caught, under sandals as im walking, on something im grabbing, fly down a shirt....random land and sting for no apparent reasin....get too close to a hive im not even aware of....thats a bunch of stings at once....man i could go for pages...lol

    I wish i had your luck Lonnie:)
  9. Garth Vader

    Garth Vader Arachnohipster

    I was stung IN THE FACE by a bee last month. It was on my face and I batted it away and then it stung me. Ugh. It hurt a bit, I was more bummed that the bee died for that though.
    Now yellow jackets? Don't get me started on those horrendous creatures!
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  10. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Horrendous creatures? Really? You treat humans.
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  11. Jim Cricket

    Jim Cricket Arachnopeon

    May have felt threatened by your tattoo. :troll:
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  12. EtienneN

    EtienneN Arachnonovelist-musician-artist Arachnosupporter

    I have never been stung in 32.5 years of life by any bee, wasp, or hornet.
  13. AphonopelmaTX

    AphonopelmaTX Moderator Staff Member

    Luck has nothing to do with it. You're an outdoorsman and I'm an indoorsman. :D
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  14. mack1855

    mack1855 Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    Oh,in all my years of running around the great outdoors,in the Western U.S.
    Yah,been stung several dozen times.And the ultimate,pain inducing insect,is the Western Yellowjacket.And took a shot to the back of my left ear earlier this summer.
    6 years or so, keeping T,s,never been tagged.As @cold blood has pointed out,catch cups,lots of room,and not being distracted,goes a long way.And now that I posted this,I'll get tagged in a couple days.
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  15. Goopyguy56

    Goopyguy56 Arachnobaron

    Yeah I mowed over a yellow jacket nest a few months ago. It felt like matches getting put out on my skin. Honestly, it wasn't that bad. My arm and leg were sore and itchy for a few days which was worse than the initial stings. Ime, those big black wasps are the worst in my neck of the woods anyways.
  16. RezonantVoid

    RezonantVoid Hollow Knight Arachnosupporter

    I've been stung by some of the more painful ants and scorpions here as well as bees, paper wasps and a single hornet. Mostly in my energetic and careless rock/log flipping childhood days, but none are pleastant at all. Not planning on getting tagged by spooders any time soon
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  17. SonsofArachne

    SonsofArachne Arachnoangel Active Member

    First time being tagged

    Well, obviously you're it. Now you've got to tag someone else.
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  18. Urzeitmensch

    Urzeitmensch Arachnosquire

    Several years since I got stung now that I think of it. Last time I was taking off my shoes on a grassy riverbank. My wife asked me not to for fear I might step on a bee. I laughed it off, telling her I never stepped on a bee in my life. About 1 - 2 minutes later I stepped on a bee which promptly stung me between the toes. True story.
  19. aarachnid

    aarachnid Arachnosquire Active Member

    Were you afraid of spiders before you started keeping? I am just now feeling confident around my tarantulas, I’m afraid being bitten at this point would mess me up. Maybe not 6 yrs down the road, though.
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  20. MainMann

    MainMann Arachnosquire Active Member

    Haven't been stung by a bee/wasp/hornet of any kind yet Alhamdulillah ;) though that does mean I don't know if I'm allergic or not. Is there any way to know if we are allergic without getting stung?As for Ts, I don't care if people think I'm too wary or something, better safe than sorry lol :p
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