I discovered why I have trouble holding t's...

Gillian

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Hi all,
I have discovered why I have trouble handling or being around t's. It just hit me, actually. (I'm cleaning teensy sling enclosures) One of my curlys decided to go walkabout, on my thumb. I could not feel it on me.
I could see it, and all, but could absolutely not feel it. The other very few times any of my other t's were on me (as slings), I couldn't feel them on me, and it scared the crap out of me. I'm afraid I'll move the wrong way, and either squish them or, worse.
Can anyone think of a good way I can get over this? It isn't a phobia, just a fear I'll hurt them, because I can't feel them. Is it the same, when holding bigger ones, or adults?
Thanks in advance..
Gillian
 

Nixy

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I always feel too big and strong for spiderlings.
And handle them So carefuly.
Always thinking I'm gonna squish one with my big clumbsy fingers.
The big ones too but differently.
Just scared I might accidently have one fall off while I'm holding it. Or have one jump too fast and get nailed with the enclosier lid when I drop it startled.
It's like having a new baby in the house.
(grins)
you worry about all the little things I guess.
Just treat it like you would a newborn.. with fangs...
Least thats how I do it.
With the big ones and little ones alike.
Hope this was Any help..
 

Paladin

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its not easy for a lot of people. But since you have some rosea's, if they are a good size (2-3 inches or more) and just let it walk on you. You are 99.1 percent sure not to get bitten as long as u dont blow on it or pinch it or whatever.

at this size, u will feel the T walking on you. At first it feels wierd but then its cool. U can sorta feel its clws/feet holding on to your skin which is cool.

whatever you do, do not panic. Especially if u seem to not be able to get the thing off of you. Just take your time and you'll be find.

remember though that you dont have to just go to yur t room, reach in, and grab one just because someone said its ok. take your time and youl do fine.
 

pategirl

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Some T's get a little carried away with those claws...My L. Parahybana hangs on for dear life when I handle her. They kinda make me itch a bit, but I like holding my spiders.
 

Gillian

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Thanks everyone...I love the hell out of my t's...but was never able to handle them, or keep from breaking out in a cold sweat when they walked out on me. I now know why. Paladin? You answered a question I had but never asked..at what size can you feel them?
Thanks...
Gillian :)
 

Static_69

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my new a. moderatum is only about 2 inches or so and i can feel him walking on me just fine...o_O


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Paladin

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gillian, it isnt that bad of a feeling. just one to get used to. After all, if we wanted u to get the crap scared out of you, we wouldnt bother. The sooner you get over the feeling part you will be watching tv with t's all over you.
 

Arachnopuppy

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I'm sorry if I sound a bit pre-judging, but I really doubt that that is why you are afraid handle them. It may be that it is partly why you are afraid to handle them.
 

Gillian

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Thanks everyone,
Paladin..I plan on starting today. I have some slightly older, mellow ones to work with..:) Thanks...


lam,
Truth be known, it is the reason. For me, at least. When I'm holding my Python, for instance, I can feel his bulk, can feel him moving acrost my skin. I can judge where he is, how much tension or, lack of, needed to securely hold him without hurting him or, dropping him. With t's, that very important tactile clue is missing. So, I have a creature actually on me, moving, but cannot feel it. (I'm more scared of jumping animals..crickets, grasshoppers than spiders)
Peace,
Gillian
 
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