Poll: How old were you when you got your first T?

Well?

  • 0-8

    Votes: 3 5.5%
  • 9-16

    Votes: 15 27.3%
  • 17-25

    Votes: 16 29.1%
  • 26-34

    Votes: 14 25.5%
  • 35-43

    Votes: 3 5.5%
  • 44-52

    Votes: 2 3.6%
  • 53-61

    Votes: 2 3.6%
  • 62-70

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 71-79

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 80+

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    55

louise f

Arachnoangel
Joined
Jul 8, 2012
Messages
936
I was 27. :) Lol next year is 10 years anniversary of keeping T`s :) Maybe time for a celebration with some new T`s :p:D
 

Sarkhan42

Arachnodemon
Joined
Dec 29, 2015
Messages
735
I believe I was either 12 or 13 at the time, and as an 18 year old turned fanatic and breeder I couldn't have started soon enough!
 

nicodimus22

Arachnomancer
Arachnosupporter
Joined
Sep 26, 2013
Messages
709
I was 38 at the time. I'm actually surprised it wasn't a lot sooner, because I was fascinated with bugs as a kid and at one point considered becoming an entomologist.
 

D Sherlod

Arachnoknight
Joined
Dec 30, 2016
Messages
222
54 for me,,, always loved them but never had opportunity. ...
just a late bloomer
 

Hellblazer

Arachnosquire
Joined
May 13, 2016
Messages
134
I was 23 or 24. I had always kept reptiles and saw a bright orange tarantula at the LPS that I decided I had to have. Needless to say it wasn't the best choice for my first, but it turned out ok.
 

Ungoliant

Malleus Aranearum
Staff member
Joined
Mar 7, 2012
Messages
3,825
My first tarantula (Avicularia avicularia) was a gift for my 32nd birthday.
 

Olan

Arachnodemon
Old Timer
Joined
Dec 23, 2002
Messages
762
I was 8. Found an A. chalcodes in Arizona. Then got a G. porteri, B. emilia, Cyclosternum fasciatum (what it was called back then), and a giant female P. regalis which promptly escaped in a small house with lots of us kids(!) Never saw her again. Then lost interest in Ts between age 13 and 18, at which point I discovered ordering slings on the internet. Have had Ts consistently for the last 16 years.
 

boina

Lady of the mites
Arachnosupporter +
Joined
Mar 25, 2015
Messages
2,205
I got my first when I was already 47. I've always liked spiders, but I somehow never considered keeping them as pets. Then I got my first two (AF B. emilia and B. auratum) from someone locally who just didn't want them anymore and a week later I started reading everything about tarantulas I could find and trying to decide which one I wanted next...
 

MetallicArachnid

Arachnosquire
Joined
Jan 22, 2016
Messages
53
I was 20, got engaged to an entomologist and went hunting for tarantulas and found some A. chalcodes in southern Arizona...the addiction grew from there thanks to my enabling fiance
 

Paiige

Arachnobaron
Joined
Oct 2, 2016
Messages
331
I was 17...had just moved into my first apartment and already had too many cats. Woke up one day and decided I wanted a new pet and had been a fan of spiders since I was a small child so I went to Petco, saw a sweet little juvenile G. porteri (sold to me as G. rosea) and took her home :D She's secretly my favorite still, don't tell my other Ts :p
 

Moonohol

Two Legged Freak
Joined
Aug 8, 2016
Messages
115
I bought my first T, my wonderful Lasiodora difficilis, as a gift to myself for my 24th birthday and I've been going strong ever since. :)
 
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