My dad got bit by a...

Tarantula Lover

Psalmopoeus Lover
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Aphonopelma moderatum "Rio Grande Gold"
We had cousins over, and he wanted to hold one, so he held the 2 incher and started walking fast with showing everyone, i told him to slow down, and as self defense the T bit him, it pricked him with one fang, and he said it was a bit harder then a bee sting, hes alright, it was a dry bite, more info on the bite reports soon! I cant believe it! Good thing it wasnt me, eh?


James ;P =D
 

Beth-Tex

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Close call, James. Hope this does not change his mind about you keeping Ts.:) These things can & do happen.

Good thing it wasnt me, eh?
Hehehe.......you little stinker.:D LOL =D
 

conipto

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Though I do it myself, this is good reason why handling tarantulas for show is a bad idea. People are much more likely to overlook obvious signs of not wanting to be screwed with to save face in front of others.

Bill
 

Mojo Jojo

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I have read before that A. moderatum are a particularly defensive/aggressive species when compared to other Aphonopelmas and other tarantulas in general. This one is not to be handled.

Jon
 
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