- Nov 2, 2015
I have a female A.Metallica and found someone locally selling a male A.Metallica on craigslist. Decided to text the seller and say I was interested. 3 days later go to meet seller and buy the avic for 20$. First off I had to meet her at a hospital in the rain so it was weird already lol. Secondly she hands me the spider and enclosure , the avic is completely set up terrestrial and on top of it , it is completely soaked... like a lake literally. Then she opens it up and reaches in and literally grabs it! Like she was picking up a rag off the ground, and plops it on my hand like it was nothing... I have many many tarantulas and have really only held one and that was a eauthlus red, and i only held that because it just ran out. I was stunned and speechless and a bit angry about how it was housed and cared for. The abdomen is smaller then the carapace and it definitely isnt a metallica... but I couldnt not buy it... I had to save it and make up for how it had been cared for. Got it home and instantly rehoused it into a fitting home... poor thing couldnt even climb;(. Now its in a temp/humidity controlled room . Anyways rant over, I dont know why things like this surprise me anymore lol.