- Aug 5, 2004
I was "initiated" a couple nights ago. My new 1 1/2" Grammostola pulchra had been sitting calmly on my hand (which she webs on) for @ 30 minutes. Something spooked her (don't know what), and she went flying up my arm and onto my back. I didn't realize I'd been bitten until my forearm started itching @40 minutes later. I examined the itchy spot and sure enough- 2 tiny pin holes less than 1/4" apart. No symptoms other than the itching for a couple hours, and I'm pretty allergic to stuff (my hair-kicking B. smithi sends me to the showers every time).