Quirky versicolor?

SkyeSpider

Spider Queen
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I've had an A. versicolor since she was 3rd instar. She's been with me for over a year, now, and has been very friendly.

Two nights ago, it came time to clean her tank. Upon trying to guide her out with a pen, she turned and bit it! To see if it was a fluke, I lightly touched her back leg again. Another bite! I assumed she was hungry, and gave her a roach, which she quickly ate.

Tonight, I was going to give her a cricket, since I had a few extras. I opened the lid, and she burst out the top, threw up a threat posture, then charged around the outside, and back in. Needless to say, I was baffeled! :confused:

Is it normal for versicolors to go through a "terrible-two" kind of stage? None of my other spiders have done this. Bizare :?

-Bryan
 

Tarantula Lover

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beatiful versi you got there!

IMHO-I think tarantulas have different personalities, as for an example take the G.rosea, they turn bad as well! Good Luck!


James
 

Nixy

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I don't know.
It's weird, our huriana Tanzai was a sweet as anything and for no apparent reason is a nippy monster. She threw up a threat postier with me.
She started being B**chy with my son.
Now she's downright antisocial.
She got nasty with me today while changing her water dish.
She is bald and blackening on her abdomin.
Think they might be PMS'ing?
 
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