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How could this have happened?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Mvtt70, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. Mvtt70

    Mvtt70 Arachnobaron Active Member

    Well I said I'd never get a Poecilotheria species, because why would I need one when they might put me in a world of pain and there's a ton of other awesome species?

    Then I figured oh well just 2 P. metallica couldn't hurt, they are the coolest pokies anyways. I now have 8 Poecilotheria of 5 different species (metallica, subfusca (LL), ornata, vittata, and regalis)... It's like I just forgot about my rule.
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  2. BennyBTamachi

    BennyBTamachi Arachnosquire

    But wait... The only reason for your initial rule was because they are not even cool? Or is there something else behind?
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  3. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnoangel Arachnosupporter

    Sounds to me like you finally stopped lying to yourself and have seen the light. :angelic:
  4. Mvtt70

    Mvtt70 Arachnobaron Active Member

    I guess I left out the terror of possibly being bitten.
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  5. Patherophis

    Patherophis Arachnobaron Active Member

    I had the same thing with Brachypelma, thought that I would never keep any, then after some time there was shelf full of them :D
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  6. Paul1126

    Paul1126 Arachnodemon

    I literally have zero interest in ever keeping pokies
  7. MetalMan2004

    MetalMan2004 Arachnolord Active Member

    Because Poecs are the best. Thats how.
  8. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnoreaper Arachnosupporter

    I said that at first, I'm currently at "I literally have zero interest in keeping any Pokies besides subfusca HL/LL, metallica, ornata, and rufilata"
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  9. draconisj4

    draconisj4 Arachnobaron Active Member

    Sound familiar..."I'll never get an OW", "I'll never get an OBT", "I'll never get a pokie".

    I now have all of the above:hilarious:. The only ones left on my "never get" list are S. calceatum and H. maculata...I wonder what the future holds,lol.
  10. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnoking Old Timer

    I like Poecilotherias! One of the very few arboreals besides Tapinauchenius, Psalmopoeus i like!Havnt had sime fir a while. Must get me one soon!
  11. krbshappy71

    krbshappy71 Arachnosquire

    I have each of these and no Pokies. Not by choice, just haven't gotten around to them yet, the wish list is a mile long, ha!
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  12. Mvtt70

    Mvtt70 Arachnobaron Active Member

    All of those except exchange rufilata for miranda are my favorites.
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  13. FrDoc

    FrDoc Gen. 1:24-25 Arachnosupporter

    Welcome to pokieholics anonymous, where admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery.

    “Hi, I’m @Mvtt70, and I’m a pokieholic.”

    All respond in unison: “Hi, @Mvtt70.”
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  14. krequiem

    krequiem Arachnopeon

    Only instead of a group to prevent people from getting pokies it's a group full of enablers encouraging people to indulge in their problem and evangelizing for the genus as a whole.
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  15. CommanderBacon

    CommanderBacon Arachnoknight Active Member

    I have historically had zero interest in keeping pokies, but I have started to covet a P rufilata very much. I am in love with that green.

    I fear it's a slippery slope from there.
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  16. I'm in the "I'll never get an OBT" group for sure. lol I can't think of a benefit of having them unless a person is a thrill seeking masochist who likes yelling at their T's to behave.
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  17. Kitara

    Kitara Arachnobaron Active Member

    I wont say "never" but I cant Invision a world where I would want any of the above. We have 2 more on our "list" and then our group is complete. :happy:
  18. WolfSoon

    WolfSoon Arachnoknight

    I’m just getting into Psalmopoeus and African fossorials, but maybe someday a Pokie will be somewhat within my comfort zone. They look unreasonably beautiful in photos I’ve seen, but somehow I feel nothing when I see them at expos and pet stores. :p I haven’t seen an adult yet though..
  19. draconisj4

    draconisj4 Arachnobaron Active Member

    I don't get any trouble at all from my OBT, not one threat posture ever, not even during rehousing. I get more guff from my "beginner" species than any of my Old Worlds. I have a 1.75" B. hamorii that thinks she's the scariest thing ever. Since she was about an inch I've gotten a threat posture every single time I've opened her enclosure. No silly running into the hide for her...she's determined to smack me down:hilarious:
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  20. Theneil

    Theneil Arachnoprince Active Member

    I think thats similar to how most people start.
    Why would i need/want more than one spider....Well a couple more isn’t a big deal........i might as well just make the spare bedroom into a spider room................i have som much space in the spider room i might as well get a few more.........................At last count there were about 300 spiders on the order i am working on getting in....:bag:

    Same basic concept. (though i never said i that there was a species i would never have/want)
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