- Nov 4, 2019
Don't pretend you don't like the giant hand that comes from the sky and throws food at you. And every few months it comes in to throw your house and bedroom like an angry drill instructor.Honestly, I'm pretty sure almost everyone here has handled, or done SOMETHING irresponsible in their lives at one time or another, as long as you understand the risks, and how unnecessary it is, and act accordingly, it's not something to be angry over. I truly believe the real reason handling is such a touchy subject, isn't so much the act itself, but the people who spout about how beneficial it is for the animal, when in reality, it is quite the opposite. Also these same people seem to get a kick out of their own ignorance, and like to push others buttons. I don't believe people who have, or even do, handle their T's are horrible people, who deserve death, as I believe in people personal freedom, but I find it incredibly selfish, to at least not acknowledge that the practice isn't really the best idea, and should always come with its own set of safety practices, like catch cups, height, and knowledge of T's and their speed, individual temperament, and other risks, like making sure all escape routes are closed off, and probably even more I can't think of. Also, quite honestly, once you've held one, you've held them all, they are much more interesting to observe than to interact with, at least in my humble opinion. Sorry for the long drawn out answer, but just my two cents.
I'm afraid I already have that interest lol. I've kept a native species or two of assassin bugs that I would catch in my youth, but I haven't ventured deeper into those waters yet. P. horrida has my eye for when I do. As far as invert predators go though, Scolopendra sp take the cake. Haven't gotten past S. dehaani yet, but I have designs too as well.May I interest you in the Psytalla side of things?
Have you ever seen a literal life and death rodeo? Then go to Spain or save the money and get a P. Horrida. Very few bugs jump on, and then rodeo yeehaw their prey quite like them.when we are at shows and people ask "Why do people keep Pystalla" my response is usually along the lines of "Cause some folks really like Thunderdome"
I've heard these explanations before and they crack me up!Don't pretend you don't like the giant hand that comes from the sky and throws food at you. And every few months it comes in to throw your house and bedroom like an angry drill instructor.
I thought u were joking since every girl know before I entered the hobby is both terrified of them no matter how I keep saying " keep watching long enough and fear turns to fascination, and if u keep them as ornamental pets, it evolves to appreciation."I've heard of gold diggers, but never T diggers...
Casual companion - "What's in that room with the closed door?"I thought u were joking since every girl know before I entered the hobby is both terrified of them no matter how I keep saying " keep watching long enough and fear turns to fascination, and if u keep them as ornamental pets, it evolves to appreciation."
Then i.gotta hear the burn it comments and how no one is visiting me anymore lol
I may borrow this one, I'll give you air quotes and citation
What do I find most fun with Ts ? Definitely feeding time ! It's the one time we see them act much quicker than normal. Plus I love seeing the Happy Dance they often do. Even if they stand still, they're still neat to look at. What was once considered a silly wish (to own an actual T) during my teenage years eventually became reality in my mid-adulthood. What part of owning a 5"+ spider is not considered awesome ? You tell me.
seeing a Pystalla climb on the back of a prey item 2-3x bigger than it is an ride it while it is killing it is gnarly. People ask "What is happening?" and you respond, he's Bronco Busting while he turn that Dubia into a smoothie. Pystalla are the honey badgers of the invertebrate world. They ain't scared of much, if anythingThis i gotta see.
Yes. I know how pitiful I am