- Mar 14, 2003
That's the wonderful thing about Tarantulas. They lose a limb and it regenerates by the next molt.
I'm finding that my supposedly aggressive spiders are not as much trouble as they had been made out to be. I think the key is to give them a place to hide so that they feel secure with their surroundings.Originally posted by skinheaddave
My juvenile Usumbara is also quote docile if given a place to hide. That being said, though, I have six mature ones and they are all insane. Their reputation is well deserved, IMHO, as they are the only T I know that will come out of their webbing mass to strike at you repeatedly. Even when they don't come out, you will sometimes just feel them throwing a fit inside their webbing mass. Anything that will try to bite the container they are in is worthy of respect in my books. My H.lividum is quite well behaved by virtue of the fact that it almost never comes out of its burrow.
They are not very knowledgeable with spiders but they mean well. I'm sure I can help them when I can if they have any questions.Originally posted by Whammy_Sosa
Are these pet stores the type that specialize in reptiles and arachnids, or clueless mom and pop stores that will stock 2 or 3 tarantulas at all times.