- Mar 14, 2003
After all the years of being a staunch "Do not handle the arachnids and leave them be" person I have finally gotten up enough nerve to hold one of my tarantulas. The only one I trust the most to pick up is Gypsy, my E. campestratus. She is my most docile, seldom nippy or skittish tarantula. It has lead me to wonder whether Gypsy was frequently picked up before I came into possession of her. She's really used to the fact she's setting on my hand.