- Nov 16, 2015
Really considering getting an S. terrosus, but family is against them due to venom. What is your guys opinion on them?
Seller at my local Reptile Show.. almost slackwater type sellers (tried selling a male P. metallica as "unsexed" for like 200 dollars and I called him out. He was selling S. terrosus for 15 bucks.where are you going to find a dealer willing to sell S terrosus to a 13 yo?
are you sure it was even S terrosus? dont get it. it doesnt have nice colors, it doesnt get huge, and its venomous as hell. check Heteropoda lunula for a gorgeous giant true spider.Seller at my local Reptile Show.. almost slackwater type sellers (tried selling a male P. metallica as "unsexed" for like 200 dollars and I called him out. He was selling S. terrosus for 15 bucks.
That's what attracted me to them, their almost ghost crab like behavior.Whenever this topic comes up on Dutch forums, all hell breakes loose. Good to see that is not the case here.
I get why it would be an interesting animal to observe, with the hiding under sand and stuff. I was watching a YouTube video of it doing this, and i actually thought it could be nice to have one of those, so i searched online for info....after ten seconds i was like
'no okay thnx bye'.
I really enjoy these spiders...on YouTube
Believe it or not, most of the people I see selling this species are completely uneducated and irresponsible.No offense to you or your abilities, but no decent seller would sell that venomous of a specimen to a minor with out written legal parental consent. If for gods sake it ever got loose and bit you, family member, guest at your house, or a pet the seller would be liable for all damages and medical bills.
I've read they can go 12 month without food.Another piece of info i came across in a video, Sicarius is supposed to be a very hardy species, according to the video, it can last two months without food or water. Not a nice thought, should one escape
Can you tell us a little about how you keep them? I've been looking to get my hands on them for a while now.I keep Homalonychus. They behave similarly, but don't always bury themselves all the way. Still a fun SAFE substitute for Sicarius. I handle mine all of the time, great spiders to show off because they aren't excessively fast either.
I've read they can go 12 month without food.
The problem with Sicarius sp is there just doesn't seem to be anything concrete on them.
If they ever get a lot of attention I think they'll be straight on the DWA.
I know this wasn't aimed at me but I play WoT.As a young teen, I've had plenty of wolfies and huntsmans. Way more active without the bite. Let me tell you my family would never let me buy a S.terrosus. Also, do you play WOT or war thunder?