- Feb 7, 2017
Yay!!! I am happy she made it out alright!
I'm presently in India. Here tarantulas are not sold as pets.. But I'll be moving abroad in a short while..@TarantulaArvind It is good to do thorough research before purchasing your first tarantula. But the basic care is not that hard. Not flipping over your tarantula when it is molting is really among the very first things one will learn if only a little bit of time is spend on some reading. Do not worry too much that you will not be ready for your first spider. If you have been reading on keeping them for more than a year and you follow AB a little, I doubt you will have much difficulties caring for a B. albopilosum or G. pulchripes.
Just go and have a look at one of the gazillion threads about 'good beginner species' on the board and take a pick. It is good to do some research, but you will miss out on a lot of rewarding experiences when you postpone your first purchase for too long.
Unless, of course, your really don't feel ready yet. Then forget what I said
Definitely.. I'll be posting the pics as soon as I get my first T.. And thank uReading a ton on info is fun as well. I read lots about keeping animals that I eventually never kept (and never will). I would not recommend keeping a local Indian spider as a first T, either. I wish you success with your move abroad and with your decision to take a tarantula or not. Post a picture as soon as you have one, though
Still a better story than the one I heard from someone who accidentally killed her molting tarantula because she thought it was being attacked by a second tarantula and tried to pull the "attacker" off.I've heard of people dumping their molting Tarantulas because they thought if was dead
wtfStill a better story than the one I heard from someone who accidentally killed her molting tarantula because she thought it was being attacked by a second tarantula and tried to pull the "attacker" off.
This also happened to me, my B Smithi was standing on her hide and moulted just like that, once finished it looked like there were two T's in the enclosure, a lot more knowledge is needed by OP, everyone knows never ever touch a T that is on its back, you got lucky this time.......Sometimes a tarantula (especially slings) molt without being on their backs. My B. albopilosum did this once, but it did not go too well as it lost a leg in the process. I think forcing it on its back now would only make the situation worse. Your tarantula will likely try again later (perhaps later this day or within the next few days). I think you learned your lesson, so no need to scold you any more for messing with a molting tarantula But please, for the sake of your spider and your own, read more about keeping spiders as @ledzeppelin said. Being a noob with little experience is not a crime, everybody had to start somewhere. But many mistakes can be avoided by taking the necessary time to gain knowledge from more experienced keepers.
I have heard reference to this story more than once but have yet to find it.Still a better story than the one I heard from someone who accidentally killed her molting tarantula because she thought it was being attacked by a second tarantula and tried to pull the "attacker" off.
It's not on Arachnoboards. I heard the story from someone who plays an online RPG with me. While chatting about my spiders, she told me that she had kept a pet tarantula once (wild-caught) and didn't understand that it had been molting.I have heard reference to this story more than once but have yet to find it.
Update on my T. She is doing well. I have learned my lesson lol. Oh yea her name is Leggs.