may get a goliath pink toe / T-APOPHYSIS

phil jones

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hi i may get a T - APOPHYSIS at 5cm in size any advice you good people got for me as i never had one of these ? ---phil
 

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hi i may get a T - APOPHYSIS at 5cm in size any advice you good people got for me as i never had one of these ? ---phil
I have one almost fullgrown female and 2 slings of that gender. I like them alot, but it is definately not a T you want to handle. My big female is pretty unpredictable when i do cleaning and such in the terrarium, sometimes she just ignores me and other times she just attacks without warning:?

But they are very good eaters and will easyly take a full grown mouse, but i have only done that once because of couriosity;) But i say go for it, they are impressive size, and i cant wait to see my female to adulthood;)

Just be careful about the hairs, 2 weeks ago i got a full pot of hairs on my hands and ended up in hospital to get them fixed. I allways use gloves when entering the terrarium(just got careless that day i got hit) and a looong forceps;)

At just 5 cm your Apophysis must be a sling of course, but they grow fast, a week after a molt you will really see a BIG difference in size, incredible. I keep mine on potting soil and keep them moist, around 80% humidity, and i feed them a little more than i would do with any other species, except Blondi off course. But they have both molted 2 times with succes now;-)
 
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phil jones

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thanks that helped me a lot and i would look out for the hairs :eek: and i always use gloves with all my ( ts ) ;) :) ---- phil
 

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thanks that helped me a lot and i would look out for the hairs :eek: and i always use gloves with all my ( ts ) ;) :) ---- phil
Yes PLEASE use gloves just in case she/he gives you som hairs from hell:8o But of course i had to do my big blunder with my big Apophysis, and i tell you, the hairs are no fun at all, but the slings hairs is also pretty bad.
 
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:eek: oh yeah, those hairs! i'm careful w/my juvie female and yeah very aggressive at that,but an awesome addition:clap: i keep mine very moist/humid. impressive t.
 

julesaussies

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Hospital!!

Just be careful about the hairs, 2 weeks ago i got a full pot of hairs on my hands and ended up in hospital to get them fixed.
HOSPITAL!?!?!? for urticate hairs. :eek: WOW it must have been bad!! What happened to your hands and what did they do for it at the hospital??
 

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HOSPITAL!?!?!? for urticate hairs. :eek: WOW it must have been bad!! What happened to your hands and what did they do for it at the hospital??
My hand felt like 200degrees warm and i was really itching very badly, i kpt rubbing my hands together and they got even warmer;(

They gave me some allergi pills wich can help it, and some local sedative drug. And lastly they gave me a injection directly in my veins a drug against a really strong allergic reaction. It helped;)
 

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Cool then, when I am back home from a snowstorm I'll know how to warm my hands!!!
 

julesaussies

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My hand felt like 200degrees warm and i was really itching very badly, i kpt rubbing my hands together and they got even warmer;(

They gave me some allergi pills wich can help it, and some local sedative drug. And lastly they gave me a injection directly in my veins a drug against a really strong allergic reaction. It helped;)
Just curious - what did they say or how did they act when you told them what caused the problem?? :}
 

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Just curious - what did they say or how did they act when you told them what caused the problem?? :}
They were quite surprised, but the nurse was also very curious to know about the animals and why i have them. And not surprisingly she told me to remember gloves EVERY time i open the terrarium.
 

Drachenjager

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darn, i didnt know they effected people that bad! I seldom if ever get an itch at all
 

beetleman

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it effects me also,but mainly my leblondi,apophysis are both the worst for me,my others aren't as bad.
 

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T apophysis = Goliath Pink Toe? Isn't that Avicularia braunshauseni??? If it is a Theraphosa, I cannot handle the hairs either. My daughter won 2 T blondis and I gave them away. Darn things make my throat swell!
 

jarrell

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I was watching Animal Planet The Real Lost World. And one of the reseachers just outright picks up a big T. apophsis from its tunnel and let it climb on to his shoulder. The T was actually kinda of calm, But that dude was nuts.
 

KingBowser

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Gesticulator,
The name "Goliath Pink Toe" applies to two species, one being an Avicularia sp, the other being Theraphosa apophysis(in this case here).
 
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