Never handled my T's before

si_sleaf

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These are two of my tarantulas; Tom (B.smithi) and Margot (G.rosea). I had never handled them before and had not got any plans to. When I had a think what I would do if they ever escaped I thought it would be a good idea to handle them and try to get "a feel" for handling T's instead of just looking.

It might not be a big deal for all you Pokey handlers out there, but I am super-pleased with myself:cool:

Sorry about the blurry photos by the way, it's difficult when your girlfriend is nervous around them even when they are IN the tanks.




 

ahkiu

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hi m8 well done :)

it's quite a thrill handling them for the first time when you aren't familiar with them.

i think you are right that you should be familiar with handling them and have the confidence incase something happens in the future which might require you to do so :)


ps. i'm from ocUk too :p (hsp70)
 

si_sleaf

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Oh yes, Lopez and Lostkat got you a T from the BTS show didn't they? How is it?
 

ahkiu

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i haven't seen it much recently as it hides a lot :)

but a couple of days ago i just sat there watching my b.boehmei moulting in the dead of night. that's proably the most exciting spider thing happening at the moment :D
 

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Good Job,;)
You won't see any pics. of me holding my hair kickin B. smithi's
Nice pics.

Ern
 

D-Man

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Good job, SI. It's quite a rush holding a big spider.

Dario
 

skadiwolf

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congratulations. :) it took a lot for me to hold my G. rosea 3" but it was really satisfying when i did.

i love holding my little slings, especially the 1 1/2" curly, he's such a sweetie.

well done.
 

si_sleaf

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Originally posted by MrT

You won't see any pics. of me holding my hair kickin B. smithi's
Nice pics.

Ern

Yeah, my B.smithi started kickin' a few hairs off so he was on my arm for a few seconds and then went back. My G.rosea was quite happy though and walked around for 5-10 minutes:)
 
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Pyrdacor

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Congrats, I loved it when I first handled my B albopilosum. Quite a thrill and she was such a sweety too. BTW, is that the keepers guide behind you :) ?
 

si_sleaf

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It is the T keepers guide. Next time I will make sure my T room is a bit tidier;)
 

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I handled my 4.5 inch L.Parahybana for the first time today it stood up on its tippy toes and acted like he didnt like me so i put him back in his tank what does it mean when they stand on there tippy toes like there getting pissed or something?
 

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Nice looking Ts there si_sleaf. I have the same two species right now. I don't handle mine much, so it's a real heart-pounding thrill when it happens.

Is Tom a mature male? I can't tell from the photo. If he is I have a horny mature female B.smithi up near Leeds that would love to meet him. Ask Tom if he could ever get turned on by drumming with a Yorkshire accent.
 
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si_sleaf

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Luther, I don't know if Tom is male or female yet. I've had a good look at him/her and think Tom is female after a good look at the underside and a read of the T keepers guide. Whatever Tom is, definitely not a mature male. I will try to put a picture up one day this week when I can so that some of the superbrains ;) can take a look.
 

Lopez

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I never realised Tom was so big :)

Are we getting pics of you Pokie-wrangling next week then? ;)
 

si_sleaf

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Originally posted by Lopez

Are we getting pics of you Pokie-wrangling next week then? ;) [/B]
Yes, my kevlar suit and teargas are on order. Expect to see pictures when they and my girlfriend's lion tamer outfit finally arrive. ;)
 
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