Poll: Have you ever received a tarantula as a gift?

Well?


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nicodimus22

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To clarify, I'm talking about a gift from a friend, family member, or significant other, NOT "Yeah a breeder I've never met threw a freebie sling in my shipping box."

I have not, but that could always change.
 

Venom1080

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yup, relatives know thats the only thing they can buy me that id really like.
parents bought me my first Poecilotheria, and my A aurantiaca.
 
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Paramite

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My mother gave me A. geniculata at christmas. Too bad he turned out to be male!
 

basin79

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I have but indirectly. I chose to buy my gorgeous Caribena Versicolor with the money my mum gave me for xmas.
 

Tenevanica

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I won't poll because I'm not sure if mine counts....

I got a gift card to a local reptile store that sells Ts from an uncle. He said he was going to by me a tarantula, but didn't know there "were so many kinds" and he didn't know what to get me, so he got me the gift card.
 

Goodlukwitthat

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I met a woman on here near the time I had made my account. It was hard times for me and I had recently lost a G. pulchripes and as a pay it forward she sent me the money to get one from jamiestarantulas, which is the one I currently have :).

On my gf's fb a random guy messaged her asking if she'd be interested in his porteri because his apartment wouldn't allow it...so we got an adult female with full set up for free lol.
 
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Chris LXXIX

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Does perfect strangers that you don't even know (I'm not joking, ah ah) that gives to you T's for free (enclosures included) counts, belonging in the "yes, from someone else" ? :)
 

Rob1985

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If helping out a buddy at an expo counts, then yes. :D
 

boina

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An old friend of mine asked what I wanted for my birthday last year - I told him I wanted a M. mesomelas, but they were so expensive, so he gave me the money for one of my two slings and I bought the other one with my own money. Now which one is from him, the 0.1 or the 1.0 :p?
 

Spidermolt

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girlfriend once bought me...
M. balfouri
C. Sp. electric blue

Mother once bought me...
OBT
 

Paiige

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I bought myself a T as an early Xmas present, does that count? :D Maybe someday.
 

BobBarley

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Lol, everyone knows I like t's, but no one gets them for me. All I end up receiving are Legos (which I give to my sister) and cash (because they don't know what else to get me).
 

Andrea82

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Lol, everyone knows I like t's, but no one gets them for me. All I end up receiving are Legos (which I give to my sister) and cash (because they don't know what else to get me).
I was like 'legos?' But then I remembered you're 14..man, you come off as an adult, you know that? :)
 

EulersK

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"What do you want for your birthday/Christmas?"

"Just give me money to buy spiders."

If that counts, then I've gotten plenty as gifts :smug:
 

cold blood

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Lol, everyone knows I like t's, but no one gets them for me. All I end up receiving are Legos (which I give to my sister) and cash (because they don't know what else to get me).
yeah same thing....everyone knows im into ts and fishing...never got a t and never will. i never get fishing stuff either, even though its always #1 on every list....crazy.:sorry:
 

grayzone

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I got into this hobby because i was given a 6" Lp as a gag gift from my cousin. I was terrified of all spiders at the time and thought g rosea was the only tarantula that existed haha.

I nearly screamed when i opened my eyes and saw that giant thing
 

Kendricks

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I love that you started this thread Nico!
Why? Because it gives me an excuse to show off my magic skills!
What skills, you ask?

The skill to make people turn yellow of jealousy! :D


In December, I ordered my first T, an A. geniculata.
In January, I wrongly received an adorable G. pulchra instead. Since it was the breeders mistake, he gifted the little buggo to me.
So in the end, my first T ever was a gifted G. pulchra. :p

Now, look at all the yellow faces! :rolleyes:
 

Leila

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I freakin' WISH!! I want another T so badly, especially after the bummer with that egg sac; but it'd be foolish of me to spend any money on a gorgeous spider right now :(
 
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