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How often can I handle my chilean rose hair?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by driller212, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. splangy

    splangy Arachnosquire

    Yeah, except you've got 90% of the last 15 years experience in your own admission. That's going to give you skill that other people don't have.

    And my argument is not that you can tell when they're going to throw a threat pose... it's that you know how to keep them from throwing a threat pose in the first place. You're doing things subconsiously. You're probably just a lot more in tune with your Ts than the average person.

    I agree that you haven't been lucky for the last 15 years. You've developed skills during that time. Your Ts are just Ts.

    It's occham's razor here... the simplest explanation is that you're skilled at handling. The complicated explanation is that you've somehow developed skills in your Ts that parallel NOTHING they have in their arsenal of possible adaptations. One requires practice, motor control, and interpersonal intelligence. The other requires magic and the biological impossible.

    Also... my hypothesis CAN be tested... If you attempt to handle 10 Ts that have never been handled, and they stay calm, obviously, it's you.
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  2. Fran

    Fran Arachnoprince

    1st: Theres no proof of you handling T's for 15 years.

    2nd: Even if that was the truth, and even if you have handle them almost every day, does not mean that they can be trained, AT ALL.

    3rd: Just as an FYI, I have been around playing with spiders since I learned how to walk, and keeping Theraphosids for 14 years.I knwo what im giving opinion about.

    Ps: Gravity is precisely the constant scientist still dont have totally figured out yet, so yeah...lets leave that subject. ;)
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  3. Fran

    Fran Arachnoprince

    Oh,I forgot to say that the possibility of being "lucky" during 15 years IS POSSIBLE, the probability is low, but POSSIBLE. ;)
  4. xhexdx

    xhexdx ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Your spiders or mine? I have an H. mac that would love to meet you.
  5. Falk

    Falk Arachnodemon

  6. Singapore_Blue1

    Singapore_Blue1 Arachnoknight Old Timer

    As I said in an earlier post you may have 14 years of experience but if you don't handle them then that equals 0 years of experience in the area that we are talking about here. Clearly you don't handle your T's and frankly since you don't handle them your knowledge is limited in this area. This would be my area not yours since I am hands on with them.

    Also I don't take random spiders. All of my T's I've raised from slings. So would your H. mac probably try to bite me I would say yes. Which by the way proves that it isn't me as proposed in an earlier post since I can't just take random spiders. However I'll be more than happy to free handle my H. lividum, P. metallica, Xenesthis sp white, or P. ultramarinus.I feel that raising them and handling them from babies does get them accustomed to the handling. Thus they may see me as part of their natural environment....
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  7. xhexdx

    xhexdx ArachnoGod Old Timer

    I hope you're willing to bring them with you down here, then.

    Or, at the very least, take a video and post it here to show us.
  8. SuperMetroid

    SuperMetroid Arachnopeon

    Tis 4.5 billions
  9. Toxoderidae

    Toxoderidae Arachnoprince

    Check the post date please.. This is a dead thread.
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  10. scott99

    scott99 Arachnoknight

    Not anymore.
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  11. EulersK

    EulersK Arachnonomicon Staff Member

    The response wasn't even quality, it was just a random tidbit of information :spam:

    How did you even find this thread?
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  12. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    Maybe he's an aspiring archeologist?

    Look, right next to that dinosaur footprint...its...its...a thread about handling rosehairs!!!:eek:
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  13. Necrothread, shoot it in the head!
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  14. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    Carbon dating shows this thread to be 4.5 billion years old.

    (this will only be funny if you actually read the whole thread)
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2016
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  15. Toxoderidae

    Toxoderidae Arachnoprince

    I love how the necromancer doesn't post afterward.
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  16. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

    And thread was started by Driller, my what a surprise! :rolleyes:
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  17. EulersK

    EulersK Arachnonomicon Staff Member

    I miss ChainsawReptiles :/
  18. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX ArachnoGod Active Member

    Dead threads are awesome. Stop bashing those :( They are just poor wandering internet ghosts, sometimes they love to appear, like Homer, in and out:

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  19. Spidermolt

    Spidermolt Arachnoknight

    simple answer... as little as possible they don't like being handed and it stresses them out. plus handling them less prevents any accidents from happening like dropping them to their death or you getting bitten by them. but if you want to handle them often I personally say no more than once per week for 5 minutes at a time.
  20. MrsHaas

    MrsHaas Arachnoangel Active Member

    You stole my line!! Lol
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