Holding A. geniculata -- BAD IDEA!

Mojo Jojo

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I decided to gather up some guts and try holding Striker, my A. geniculata.

No aggression at all!

(BAD IDEA -- because it made me realize that I should have done it a long time ago! Of course I probably won't do it on a regular basis, as the thing is kind of heavy, and I'd hate to see what would happen if it fell.)

;P

Jon

;P
 
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Beth-Tex

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What a beautiful spider!:D

AND.......

I commend your courage!:) (shiver)
 

Nixy

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What a Beauty!

And Yay for you!

Congrates on the happy holding. )
 

Mojo Jojo

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Originally posted by Beth-Tex
What a beautiful spider!:D

AND.......

I commend your courage!:) (shiver)
Well, it wasn't actually courage.

The reason that A. genics get a bad rap, has to do with the fact that they are so hungry, not because they hate you -- like the Usambara does.

Mine's main defense is hair flicking -- which it LOVES to do. However, it did strike at me once when it was smaller. I went to brush its hind legs and it did a corkscrew back flip and tapped me with its front legs or pedipalps and pulled right away. No bite. Needless to say, I made one of the strangest sounds ever heard by another person. It was probably just hungry. But it realized quickly that I wasn't good tarantula food.

However, mine hasn't eaten in a long tiime, even though I have been trying to feed it. So either it is just full (look at its abdomen) or it is getting ready to molt (look at its abdomen). Either way, I felt that it didn't pose any real threat aside from its hairs, so I gave it a try. I put the lid of my terrarium in so that it could climb it like a ramp. I coaxed it up and onto my hand. Piece of cake!

Jon
 

Nixy

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Originally posted by Big Dragonfly
not because they hate you -- like the Usambara does.
LMAO!!
our orange demon hates EVERYTHING.

I made one of the strangest sounds ever heard by another person.
I've made more then my share of those..

But I think AEEEEEEERK??

Is my favorite....

And that is usualy heard during encounters with the before mentioned demon orange bitch...
 

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Hey,
Congradulations on the accomplishment, and that's a great picture. And I agree with beth-tex; i think A. geniculatas are beautiful as well. I'd like to get one sometime down the road.
Paul
 

Grael

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oooo thats gorgeous cant wait for nova to get big shes 2 inches now and ive had no problems so far from handlering her other then she can really b hyper and dash forward fast now and again which can b quite frightening even tho shes 2 inches :D but shes never thrown hairs or reered up at me i love her to bits =D
 

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My A. Genic is not aggressive at all either. In fact, the only T that I can really call aggressive is my H. Lividium. My big rosie, Betty, can be not nice sometimes, but she calms down a bit after she's been out of her house for a while. If I thouch her precious dirt or plastic plant, she becomes a brown fuzzy raging demon. I've handled my genic a few times, but I don't like to often because her hairs make me itch terribly. She's a look but don't touch tarantula most of the time. You should also know by now that I have to include a pic. :)
 

Grael

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oo pate shes gorgeous heres nova sorry about the blur >_< but cant keep a steady hand will try to get some good 1s 2morro poop sec ill resize it
 

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I love mine!

He is so cool....but he's got an attitude on him.
I love this pic....Zhizhu eating a mouse that my snake didn't want one time.
He's STILL fat from it, and it's been a few months LOL
 
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he died about a month ago during his ultimate moult. it was very, very sad. he was my favorite, and all or the kids in my daughter's class wrote us a sympathy card since bela (the a. genic) was their favorite, too.
 

Grael

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Originally posted by krystal
he died about a month ago during his ultimate moult. it was very, very sad. he was my favorite, and all or the kids in my daughter's class wrote us a sympathy card since bela (the a. genic) was their favorite, too.
aww sorry to hear :(
 

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Did you prekill the mouse?






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I'm more afraid of hair than I am of biting. That hair can drive you nuts...
 

Mojo Jojo

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Originally posted by pategirl
My A. Genic is not aggressive at all either. In fact, the only T that I can really call aggressive is my H. Lividium. My big rosie, Betty, can be not nice sometimes, but she calms down a bit after she's been out of her house for a while. If I thouch her precious dirt or plastic plant, she becomes a brown fuzzy raging demon. I've handled my genic a few times, but I don't like to often because her hairs make me itch terribly. She's a look but don't touch tarantula most of the time. You should also know by now that I have to include a pic. :)
Hey, your genic is beautiful. How large is it?

Jon
 
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