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You know you are a tarantula collector if...

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Storm76, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. klawfran3

    klawfran3 Arachnobaron

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    ahaha sounds like something that happened to me the other day. Was showing a friend photos of my tarantulas on my phone and talking about them like they were a dog, when some girl comes up and says "ooh I love animals what do you have?" I turn my phone around and say "Tarantulas!" while displaying a photo of my G. Rosea eating a roach. A blood curdling scream and a swear that sounds like "shmuck" was heard and suddenly my phone ended up being slapped at least twenty feet in to a wall while the girl fell backwards in terror. so much for liking animals.
     
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  2. pyro fiend

    pyro fiend Arachnoprince

    Bahahaha ikr i work in a call center and was talking to aomeone n i said how technically i keep over 50 sp of animals she called my bluff so being the smart elic i am i started shooting off scientific names. So she said "ok smart arse show me pics i love all animals" i said okay pulled up my pics and handed my phone to her about 5 pods down.the last pics ibtook where all fish a few of snakes about half way in she got a simple call we know word for word and requires no credit information.. so shes keeps lookin.. mid call she screems at the top of her lung, wiel mid sentence with the caller, throws my phone at me and mutes the call "omg wtf is that!" I look down and with a cheeky smile i reply "that would be Phormictopus sp Purple" she yelled thats a spider thats discusting. I said "nope tarantula totally dif animal haha" she doesnt hate me.. but nolonger wants to see all my crazy pets lmao
     
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  3. Akai

    Akai Arachnobaron

    You know you are a tarantula collector if you have personal pics/vid of tarantulas and feeders on your smart phone. lol

    i have pics too. oh the shock value! I just find it easier to lie to the cashier. lol
     
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  4. reunsch

    reunsch Arachnosquire

    ...a friend sends you a message saying, "I found two spiders in my apartment. Do you want them?" and then brings them to you in a single plastic bag.
     
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  5. Medusa

    Medusa Arachnoknight

    Does the pretzel label come off easily? Alot of potentially good enclosures end up worthless because even Goof-Off won't remove the label glue - or it crazes the plastic. [emoji16]
     
  6. Akai

    Akai Arachnobaron

    @Medusa it only glues at the seam when they meet and it comes off very easily. They are perfect. it's over a foot tall. 55oz and it holds like 3 1/2 pounds of pretzels and best of all it has a screw on lid.

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  7. pyro fiend

    pyro fiend Arachnoprince

    thanks.. now i wants some effing pretzel logs -.-
     
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  8. gobey

    gobey Arachnoknight

    Let's split a bulk order of pretzel log bins. For pretzels and for tarantula enclosures. I bet you've got some fast growers in need of that! As well as a need for some carbohydrates!
     
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  9. pyro fiend

    pyro fiend Arachnoprince

    hmm.. and i am a prime member on amazon ;D and i can always use a carbo load on my new diet XD but none of mine need that size enclosure YET lmao both arboreals are ~1" and no burrowers besides a few slings who will hopefully grow out of those burrows XD.. buut i have wanted a pulchripes ;D this would be alot of bull dozing room and itd prob be realy nice for an H. incie or 3 and....DANGIT GOBEY DONT GIVE ME ANY IDEAS! LMAO
     
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  10. haha yes!!!!
     
  11. You know you're a tarantula collector if when faced with the choice if either going out for the night and raving, or staying in for the night to watch a T molt, it's no contest.

    ...although heaven knows a Jager-bomb would help make the time pass. :p
     
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  12. awiec

    awiec Arachnoprince

    Well you can decorate your room with glow sticks, play some deadmau5 and sit down with a good drink, it should have the same effect.
     
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  13. pyro fiend

    pyro fiend Arachnoprince

    lmao! wow you so went there o.0
     
  14. Driller64

    Driller64 Arachnosquire

    You know you're a tarantula collector when you are afraid to go into your own room at times because you think a T might have died :(
     
  15. pyro fiend

    pyro fiend Arachnoprince

    Only you driller....only you...
     
  16. klawfran3

    klawfran3 Arachnobaron

    that exact situation occurred not a month ago for me. grandparents wanted to see us, they live in AZ. Sadly I didn't find any inverts and ended up falling on a saguaro cactus. had holes in my hand for a week.
     
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  17. Julia

    Julia Arachnobaron



    You know you're a tarantula keeper if.... you threaten to give away your loving dogs when you realize that one of them counter-surfed to steal the empty pretzel container referenced above, and destroyed it. :fury:
     
  18. Akai

    Akai Arachnobaron

    oh no! lol I need to find them cheaper myself. i wonder if Sams or Costco has these since they deal in bulk. then again $15 dollars is cheap considering the cost of a real enclosure of comparitive size.
     
  19. Julia

    Julia Arachnobaron

    Sams has them for sure. That's where I got mine. Walmart has slightly smaller versions too. Definitely bigger than a gallon, but I couldn't tell you the exact size off the top of my head.
     
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  20. awiec

    awiec Arachnoprince

    I'm the opposite, I'm always excited to come back to my room after I've gone on vacation/left town for a bit because usually somebody has molted or rearranged the enclosure.
     
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