- Jan 9, 2011
yeah i agree i do think that there are some instances (for educational purposes for instance on temperment and venom) where handling "hot" t's is acceptable or if you have an escapee and you can only get it with your hands at that point but otherwise i think it's an unneeded risk and it's like the old analogy if you play with fire you'll get burned it's the truth most people i know who handle "hotter" t's have gotten bitten at some point and that just goes to show they have their venom for a reason old worlds are feistier than new worlds and it's evident i think if you handle "hot" t's just to handle them then your bound to get bit at some point and it's a little bit of a crazy act at least to me it is because i don't see a point if you wanna handle a T get a new world for handling and use your OW as displays i have tokay geckos for instance a lot of people handle them i don't the few instances where i've had to have resulted in painful bites does that mean i gave them up? nope i just use them a my barking display geckos and i got some cresteds for handling instead theres ways to have your cake and eat it too basically.I agree, but the people who have been posting off-topic responses should stick to the thread subject: "People that handle their hot T's". There are already a bunch of "handling" threads, this one is supposed to be specifically "hots". And I'm not directing this at you, it is to all the people posting off-topic. Your posts are at least about handling, we have others who are insisting that board members are taking steroids (what that has to do with handling, or even tarantulas, is beyond me).