- Aug 22, 2009
Agreed, apart from the enjoyment part (get what you mean though). I can't get worked up about it. The woman is definitely experienced and handling in a far safer manner than many similar vids on youtube.This vid has been around for quite some time. I don't see what y'all are getting worked up about.
1. Note the apparent health of the spider. I don't see a bald spot from alot of kicking and being stressed. Looks very well fed and definitely not young, either- so has evidently been in captivity quite some time.
2. You can be almost sure this particular keeper also has had this spider for quite some time. He/she doesn't seem to bat an eye when doing things to this t that would normally get you nailed by even the most docile indiv., even a G pulchra. Last I checked, N chromatus as a species doesn't exactly have a docile-type status.
3. It's kinda strange but by the behavior displayed, the spider almost appears to be enjoying it.
No, I don't flip my t's over and rub their belly or mess with/tap around at their business end. But, point is, there are quite a few other handling vids, where the spider IS apparently stressed that deserve a thumbs down over this one.
This is true... but the fact that she's so comfortable is s big mistake. She seems to forget that even if it has acted a certain way in the past, it is still a wild animal, and can change its mind in a heartbeat.+1 on Terry and Londoner's statements.
I WOULD NOT DO THIS, however, she feels exceedingly comfortable in handling that T, and as far as handling goes, she did not do anything dangerous. Again I do not feel the need to handle T's, but that was pretty impressive and alot better than crap I have seen folks do with their T's
That Is one fit T, absolutly stunning.
Don't handle T's, there is no need to.
I hear what you're saying, but I can't see it. It looks to me like her thumb is on the carapace and her fingers are on the sternum and coxae. I don't see her grabbing the pedicel. Her movements are fairly smooth and fluid, not sudden or jerky. Again, ALL the "show off" handling vids out there present some degree of danger to the T, but I don't believe this one is that bad.For the record I would call that video a "mishandling" video as opposed to a handling vid. Shaking it up and down when it was on her hand. And then grabbing it from behind by the pedicel restraining her as she's walking away. Sorry folks but this is no way to handle your Ts.
Not sure if we watched the same video or not my friend.I hear what you're saying, but I can't see it. It looks to me like her thumb is on the carapace and her fingers are on the sternum and coxae. I don't see her grabbing the pedicel. Her movements are fairly smooth and fluid, not sudden or jerky.