Question asked this weekend

thumpersalley

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We were doing an all day educational presentation with our inverts & reptiles this last weekend & I was asked a question:

Woman: "Is it a male or female?"

Me: "Its only 1/4 of an inch so I cant tell at this point, its unsexed."

Woman" "You mean its neutered, I didnt know you could do that with tarantulas!"

Me: "No, you cant neuter tarantulas, unsexed means I dont know if its male or female."

Wow. Kim
 

Lolita

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haha thats epic i've been asked similiar questions before
 

Mojo Jojo

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Meh, it is fairly common for people to get the prefixes un- and de- mixed up. I blame it on the word undo.
 

Royal_T's

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Here is the definition of unsexed:
1.
to deprive of sexual power; render impotent or frigid; spay or castrate.
2.
to deprive (oneself or another) of the proper or appropriate character and qualities of one's sex, as by unnatural conduct.

I am making a habit of referring to them as unknown gender... she obviously knew the correct definition of the word and had a valid question.
 

Dr Acula

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Here is the definition of unsexed:
1.
to deprive of sexual power; render impotent or frigid; spay or castrate.
2.
to deprive (oneself or another) of the proper or appropriate character and qualities of one's sex, as by unnatural conduct.

I am making a habit of referring to them as unknown gender... she obviously knew the correct definition of the word and had a valid question.
Good point :p i love the ever so famous,
"is it defanged?"
"uhh no.. It would die.."
"Oh so its venom was taken out i suppose?"
"...."
 
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