Tarantula bite vs Centipede bite

Reapingdreams

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Hello all :),
I had a quick question about my Centipedes and I thought this would probably be the best place to ask. I've owned a few Scolopendra Polymorpha and recently I've been thinking about getting a Tarantula and before doing so I wanted to ask if the bite from one of my Centipedes would be worse or not as bad as a bite from a Tarantula. By worse I mean which one would hurt more? and which is more like to cause death or have long lasting effects?
Thank you, Erick
 

Chris LXXIX

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Well, starting from the point that, since 1994 (the year where I've started to keep Arachnids) so far, 2017, never been tagged by a Theraphosidae (but by a 'normal' spider yes, lol) mark my words because I will take, if forced (dunno, like in a sort of perverted and sick 'Saw' movie game) a bite from my female P.murinus anytime rather than a bite from my S.subspinipes... that btw, according to rumors, caused a fatality in the Philippines.

With that said, no Theraphosidae venom is powerful enough to cause long lasting effects* let alone death in an adult (and supposed healthy) man. While, on the other hand, the same statement is valid for Asian Scolopendridae those lasts venom isn't a joke at all.

About S.polymorpha, however, from what I know those aren't nowhere near their Asian counterparts. As for the Theraphosidae you plan to buy... depends.
You want to buy a genus Poecilotheria? In this case the spider "win". You plan to buy a genus Grammostola? Stronger the centipede one :)

* I remember that I was talking with Storm76, time ago, about C.fimbriatus venom and he said that a man, after a bite, reported heart issues after some time, still nothing serious. Anyway a grey zone, with too much to consider and add, like third world hospitals, age, other diseases etc
 

Reapingdreams

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Well, starting from the point that, since 1994 (the year where I've started to keep Arachnids) so far, 2017, never been tagged by a Theraphosidae (but by a 'normal' spider yes, lol) mark my words because I will take, if forced (dunno, like in a sort of perverted and sick 'Saw' movie game) a bite from my female P.murinus anytime rather than a bite from my S.subspinipes... that btw, according to rumors, caused a fatality in the Philippines.

With that said, no Theraphosidae venom is powerful enough to cause long lasting effects* let alone death in an adult (and supposed healthy) man. While, on the other hand, the same statement is valid for Asian Scolopendridae those lasts venom isn't a joke at all.

About S.polymorpha, however, from what I know those aren't nowhere near their Asian counterparts. As for the Theraphosidae you plan to buy... depends.
You want to buy a genus Poecilotheria? In this case the spider "win". You plan to buy a genus Grammostola? Stronger the centipede one :)

* I remember that I was talking with Storm76, time ago, about C.fimbriatus venom and he said that a man, after a bite, reported heart issues after some time, still nothing serious. Anyway a grey zone, with too much to consider and add, like third world hospitals, age, other diseases etc
Thank you for the Reply :) the Tarantula I was thinking about was actually Grammostola pulchripes
 

Chris LXXIX

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Thank you for the Reply :) the Tarantula I was thinking about was actually Grammostola pulchripes
Well, you can't go wrong with one of those (if a female, better). Definitely will hurt more the S.polymorpha venom, IMO :-s
 

WeightedAbyss75

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Thank you for the Reply :) the Tarantula I was thinking about was actually Grammostola pulchripes
Yep, centipede would probably win in the venom department, although a full grown G. pulchripes would do a lot more mechanical damage. Great choice btw! Love G. pulchripes :D
 

WhyUBiteBite

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Go with a Grammostola Pulchra, so nice looking and usually very docile with minimal venom potency.
 
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