- Aug 30, 2002
Hi Wade,Originally posted by Wade
If we have females, we're always looking for males. If we have males, we're looking for somewhere to send them. Since many of these transactions don't involve money, they can't really be described as "sales". End result: the serious T hobbyist has to be alot more social than the herper. Subsequently, we tend to be (as a group) alot more friendly to the ousiders. After all, they might someday be the ones sending us that much needed rare male tarantula!
That was very well put I'd agree with you 100% and I think you hit the nail on the head with that explanation. This is part of the beauty of keeping tarantulas as opposed to herps. As a keeper/breeder gets deeper into the hobby, they will undoubtedly find themselves chasing down the rarer species, which consequently, only other experienced keepers will possess members of the opposite sex. This works all the way down the line to, to the beginning breeder, who may try with something like B.vagans. Thankfully, these beginners will be able to exchange with nearly any member of the keeping community, including those far more experienced then themselves. An experienced breeder soon learns that in order to obtain those rare spiders that they seek for breeding, they must maintain a forethcoming, easily approachable attitude. It's the "good natured hobby", we're lucky folk.