To flick..or not to flick..that is my question?

pink'n'curly

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Hi all

gotta question for you experts out there....do Brachypelma albopilosa's flick hairs? i have checked various T info sites and they seem to disagree on this matter, I also read that Ts that don't flick hairs are more aggressive yet curlys are supposed to be docile,so i assume that they do flick?... Its a good thing we have forums or us noobs would never know whats going on!
Thanks guys!
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julesaussies

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i believe they are capable of flicking hairs. It may just be their usually docile temperment that they don't as often.
 

Cirith Ungol

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Unless it has changed they should go under "albopilosum" and they are said to be very docile... and I want one ;)

So that might be the reason for why it isn't flicking, eventhough it's able to.
 

P. Novak

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It's Brachypelma albopilosum, I understand why you put albopilosa though.

As for the kicking of the hairs, yes in nature they can. Do they? rarely. I would say they kick more as slings and juvies then adults.
 

Mina

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They can and do. Neither one of mine do it, but they sure can.
 

Becky

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My juvie kicks hairs all the time. Is very skittish but i believe they grow out of this. They are NW spiders with patches of urticating hairs, so they do have the ability to.
 

pink'n'curly

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Thanks for your help guys, i thought curlys could flick but got a bit confused, there are a lot of dodgy sites with bad info out there, just glad i can ask you guys.
plus sorry for miss spell on th latin name, im sure i got that spelling from another site too!
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