Very aggressive pzb

Jacobchinarian

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What is going on here. My pzb was out of it's hide which was extremely odd. I poked it to make sure it was all right and Alive and when I did it whiped around abdomen raise ready to flick hairs. I poked it again and it raises into the attack position and slaps my hand.:? I have had my cousin pet this tarantula on the legs before and before this I had never seen an attack position. What's wrong with her. I did just get a different substrate if that means anything.
 

AbraCadaver

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Well, if someone poked you in the face, wouldn't you be a bit miffed?

Anyways, how big is the spider? I find that slings go through a molt cycle quite fast, I've had slings eating the same day they molted.

Is there any disturbances throughout the day that might tick it off?
 

hassman789

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Yeah but I'm pretty sure that in the time before a molt (before the fasting) they can still get grumpy (I think) and supposedly they can eat reletivly close to a molt. Who knows. It could've just had an off day!

Edit: didnt see abracadavers
 

AgentD006las

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Some Ts get a bit defensive when you suprise them. It feels like its in danger because you poked it. Ive startled some of my docile Ts and they threw up threats.
 

WhiskyTrekker

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Maybe it perceived your poke as a threat and was not so much agressive as deffensive?
Could be any number of reasons...temp was too high? humidity not right? hungry?
I'd probably throw up a threat display if I got poked :razz: Then again...I suppose it would depend on who poked me...
Maybe just try again tomorrow...I doubt there is something wrong with your spider...
 

AbraCadaver

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For me it greatly depends on what I get poked with..

Wrong place? Ok.. I'll just stand over here...
 

jdmjames

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lol that sounds like mine! although once i got her on my hand she calmed down but i think it was just that i would surprise her.
 

tebs

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my rosea just slapped the crap out of my tweezers a while ago when i was trying to feed it...no success in feeding though....probably one of those psycho ones....
 
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