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Lennie W. Collins - 2007-07-14
My Pink-toe is 4 inch babydoll. She is very cool. Unfortunately living in the heat and humidity in Austin, Texas means the fan and/or the air conditioner needs to be on. That means sometimes the air blows on her and she becomes skittish and the do-do shooter. This is why my 6 year old son dislikes her. But after a few minutes she is calm and lovable again.

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Lennie W. Collins - 2007-07-14
I have a 4 inch female and she is adorable. I have not handle her the last 3 weeks because she is guarding her eggsac. Yes she will fend me off because that is her natural instinct as a mother: TO PROTECT HER SPIDERLINGS! If you get one do get it from the pet store because from the wild you don't know what you will get.

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Lennie W. Collins - 2007-07-14
There can't be enough said about them. They are the best beginner scorpions. I have owned 2 and the one I currently have is 4 inch "lazy bum". She is very calm but she will not eat unless I put the crickets up to her mouth. She will try to make an attempt to pinch me every now and then, but it is more of a "love" pinch than a defensive one!


If you REALLY want a challege get a RED CLAW SCORPION. It is from the same GENUS family but with a little attitude. I have owned 2 and the reputation on some care pages give them a "bad" deposition. I am not stupid now, all scorpions have the ability to sting you. I have owned a female who was "mean" the first day I got her and after handling her she was more calm and mellow than my emperor scorpion I had at the time. The male I own now is a little more defensive but he calms downs quickly and believe it or not he likes to have his back rubbed like my flat rock scorpion. He is a pincher (My Aunt Ann, who died on my 38th birthday last year may she rest in peace, pinched me a lot harder). He has not made the slighest attempt to sting me. If you have an opportunity to grab one DON'T let it passed you by DOGGONE IT!

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Lennie W. Collins - 2007-07-14
The Flat Rock Scorpion is just as adorable as the Emperor Scorpion. I have owned 2 and the one I currently own is a 5 inch female excluding the tail. She is gentle and the only scorpion my 6 year old son will hold for now. She LOVES to be held and her back rubbed! I would recommend this over the emperor scorpion only because it is a lot harder to get SOMETIMES!

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Laura - 2007-07-11
I'm new having a snowcorn, she's just a baby thouugh, fed once a fortnight but a fair sized rat. She is grumpy and likes to hide for 3 or 4 days after she's eaten, then she comes out of hiding and likes to play and be handled and give kisses. Very docile and contented snakes.

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LUIS - 2007-07-03
i am 14 and i have a red tail boa, she is 8ft long and she is really good tempered. She iz probably 40 to 50 pounds, but she is super good around kids and i think im gonna breed her sometime. Plus i have a burmese python and they grew up together, but they go in separate cages.

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Don - 2007-06-29
I have the pleasure of having a Columbian. I named him Hercules. He truly is a master predator. He is a joy and I hope to have him around many more years. He is 15 and roughly 10 ft long. He eats full size rabbits. Since he eats such a large meal, I only feed him once a month. He has a room in our house all to himself and I allow him to run free until feed day then I place him in a converted entertainment center for the feed and digestion process.

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Fel-city - 2007-06-28
I have 2 corn snakes, a male and female. They are both wild but very healthy and docile. I do better with wild snakes. I am hoping to breed them but I am worried that it is too late in the year.

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J.Dale. - 2007-06-26
From an old UK keeper of many things over the years including four kid`s and a wife.
I have at present three Chillian Rose spiderlings about 2 months old. Looking for information concerning these had lead me here. I saw four Pink Toed spiderlings at my usual food and sundry supplier. After reading some of the comments about these I will be warming up the Ford in a short while and taking a ride.I will then boast that I have also some Pink Toed spiderlings. At the age of 55 and thanks to a weird daughter. I am now into Tarantullas. Or as I like to call them. My babies. Totally fascinating. You can keep hamsters and the like. It`s just a great pity that the local Vetenarian is not keen on spiders. He declined to give them a check up lol. Sorry if I am a bit offtrack. I do find that if you ever get the chance to comment to people about them it`s a real bonus. They will find it a bit boring.. Still they can talk about their cat`s etc. Give me my little hairy friends anytime. Fascinating coments by other owners of these much misunderstood pet`s. I enjoyed reading them. I was considering a name change for myself. Arachnid Phobia.. But the wife isnt keen.. Oh well.. Good luck.....

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Arthur J. Lewis - 2007-06-25
I live in Oklahome and have picked up the alleged brown Tarantula. They have very long, very black, very sharp fangs. Upon measuring the fangs, I found it to be 1/2 inch long. While measuring it the spider bit repeatedly at the measuring stick. When I dropped it the spider took up attack posturing and came towards me. I captured it in a can and let it calm down undisturbed. After about ten minutes I looked in the can and gently put a long stick into the can turning the spider over for inspection. The spider struck at the stick repeatedly squirting clear venom along the bottom of can. My neighbor was watching closely while I did this and became scared when it started venom squirting from the sharp black fangs. The venom is of sufficient toxicity to make small children very ill. Be careful if you catch a wild Brown Tarantula here in Oklahoma, you will see how vicious they can get when messed with like a child does when at play.

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