handling/biting

Jono_mad

Arachnosquire
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hi. i've handled my t a few times now. sometimes when i put my hand in she doesnt move and other times she races towards my hand. how do i know whether she is thinking 'food' or not? when she moves fast towards my hand i dont really like to hold her
 

Code Monkey

Arachnoemperor
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You don't :D

But, keep in mind that even when a T mistakenly grabs you, it will let go because you're not food. You don't smell, look, or taste like food and wasting venom on you wouldn't be worth its time. If a T actually bites you, it meant to bite *you* for other reasons than food.
 

Immortal_sin

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that is correct. I have been 'pounced' on a few times, it happens so fast I don't even have time to pull away, but the T knows I'm not food, and backs off. It's very disconcerting however. It's best if you are going to do cage maintenence to let them know that you are there...make noise, or something, so they know you are not dropping prey in. Of course, this probably won't work with an A geniculata ;)
 
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