- Apr 7, 2014
I am keeping a few species of wandering spiders and am curious how bad a bite from these species would be. Ctenid sp Red Fang, and Africactenus poecilus. I was told both species are from Cameroon Africa.
Yep. The red fangs do look the part though. This is my adult female. She puts crickets to sleep fast so I'd definitely not want to get bit. Or have to buy her contact lenses.I may be wrong here, but from what I've read, Phoneutria is really the only genus in the Ctenidae family with particularly strong venom. Is it something I'd put to the test? Nah, I'd still treat them the same, as if they may have medically significant venom.
Snerk.My lass just stands on the floor at night in front of her enclosure like she's a bouncer.
As the saying goes, ist relative. Always strikes me as somewhat comical when people getting to talking about venom potency and the chances of getting bitten. Just compare to other hazards. Walking across a busy street staring at your cell phone or entering the strike zone of a rattler. There may be varying degrees of ouch but the wham isn't if but when and all are potentially lethal.I am keeping a few species of wandering spiders and am curious how bad a bite from these species would be.
Why you have to?My red fang has laid a sac, was volatile before so I'm not looking forward to pulling it but I'm gonna have to...
I hear you but what if any escape onto the sub? I'll never find them? Any further advice would be greatly appreciated..Why you have to?
Let her guard the sac and let it hatch. She'll lose interest fast after that and will be hungry, offer her a snack, wai till she's busy eating and catch her out.