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How long have you been keeping tarantulas?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by RyanW, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. RyanW

    RyanW Arachnosquire

    I have been keeping tarantulas for a while but not in large numbers. I have always had one or two because I keep and breed a large number of reptiles, and in all honesty they are not a very demanding pet. It has only been over the past year that I really jumped head first into keeping a large number of tarantulas. This seems to be a trend in this hobby. How long have you been keeping tarantulas?


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  2. I have been keeping tarantulas for a grand total of 9 days. And have enjoyed almost very single day of it.
  3. Since April Fool's Day this year.
  4. Spiderman24

    Spiderman24 Arachnoknight

    I have beem.keeping for 6 years
  5. Scoolman

    Scoolman Arachnolord

    2 years this December
  6. boxofsorrows

    boxofsorrows Arachnopeon

    Just since the summer this year and I'm already at 21 T's a lot of which are slings, the rest juvenile/sub-adult. They're fascinating, enjoyable and very addictive!
  7. Ludedor24

    Ludedor24 FangzTv Arachnosupporter

    about a week so far haha
  8. 15 months :) and I'm totally addicted.
  9. Walk Alone

    Walk Alone Arachnosquire

    I dunno. Eight years or so? I'm old.
  10. ImDeadly

    ImDeadly Arachnosquire

    I inherited a 14yr old G. rosea 3 wks ago and now I have a B. smithi. Hobby gets you quick. So 3 wks for me.
  11. A month here. Wish I'd have started sooner, this is a very rewarding and enjoyable hobby, although I don't like to think of it as a hobby. I tend to think of it as an experience to learn and care for one of the most interesting, and beautiful creatures walking, or climbing this wonderful world.
  12. ranchulas

    ranchulas Arachnobaron

    About 4.5 years for me.
  13. Ran

    Ran Arachnoknight

    Since the early 70's....yeah, I'm an old fart! But, I now care for 15 T's...the most I've ever had.
  14. RyanW

    RyanW Arachnosquire

    I have had them off and on since 1992. That feels better than saying 19 years. I got my first Rose Hair in 5th grade.

    I forgot to put that in the original post.
  15. Crysta

    Crysta Arachnoprince Old Timer

    8 years, with 5 years being mostly rosehair, centipedes and native spiders.
  16. Smaughunter

    Smaughunter Arachnopeon

    Three years for me; with just one tarantula for the first 6 or 7 months.
  17. TB3Redneck

    TB3Redneck Arachnosquire

    I've been keeping them since June 18 last summer :D I've got 12 right now, but im always looking for more ;)
  18. JasonCrowl

    JasonCrowl Arachnosquire

    Have had T's since 1992. VERY addictive, and own 13 now, no room for more.....Absolutely love the hobby.
  19. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    i kept them off and on since 1999, and 2 years ago i really plunged in, and now im a little over 100 T's, and many many more to come..
  20. Ben Oliver

    Ben Oliver Arachnopeon

    i have been keeping T's for about a year. but i had a avic avic about 15 years ago. i have 7 T's now. 2 G. pulchripes sling and MF, L.p. 3/8 sling, obt sling about 1.5", H. lividum 2", avic avic 3", and a G. rosea 2"
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