- Sep 1, 2005
A while back I bought my first tarantula. Poecilotheria fasciata. She was only about 3/4" long.The people at the pet store told me she was to small to bite me. They also warned me that she will become aggressive when she gets bigger. I handled her nightly and after haveing her for about 3 days I took her out and she seemed cool so I let her sit on my hand. She sat there for about 15 min. When I felt a very faint pin prick on my hand. I didn't know what it was so I left her alone...... Well, needless to say I felt it two more times on my hand and it freaked me out, so I put her back in her cage. Maybe 30 sec. later my entire hand lit on fire. from my wrist down. I went out side and stuck my hands in the snow. Since that day I still pick her up I'm just a little bit more careful to watch what she's doin'.