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Mike - 2008-12-11
I have a new, to me, pink toe; about 3 years old, I

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Sarah - 2008-12-02
My boyfriend bought my tarantula also. He mistakenly thought I liked spiders. Which I WAS terrified of them, and I finally got brave enough to hold this gentle spider and let her walk on my hands. I named her Charlotte. I was brave enough to even take the spider out of the cage by myself. From what I've seen they're very patient and calm.

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john g - 2008-11-24
If you are an arachnaphobic, the why are you even looking at a tarantula site.

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Ivette - 2008-11-21
That is a hilarious story because the EXACT SAME THING just happened to me. My boyfriend also bought my tarantula! and last night I saw her on her back and I thought she was dying! I started to cry and I was saying "god please don't let her die"!And this morning I looked inside her cage and saw 2 tarantulas, freaky.

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Maggie - 2008-11-06
After months of me saying I wanted a taranchula, my boyfriend finally broke down and bought me one. I just wish someone would have mentioned the molting process when we bought our spidey. I came home to find spidey laying on his back and I instantly started crying. But after flipping him back over was reassured he was still alive, only to find what looked like TWO spiders in his cage. I freaked out and really started crying. All this to come to find out it just shed. haha, last night was one h**l of an experience.

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Theoren - 2008-10-30
Hello, I have recently purchased a Pink toe tarantula. I am alittle nervous to hold
her(?). I have not been able to figure out if it is a male or female. I was wondering how long it takes for them to settle into there new habitat and if low activity is normal. Any information on this will be greatly appreciated.

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ac - 2008-10-27
Answer for Jess 10-8-08 : I hope your tarantula's appetite is back to normal. My "spikey" had gone through almost the same behavior. She stopped molting, stopped eating and became very weak. I even remember seeing little white insect critters all over her body (like fleas on a dog). She eventually passed away. We only had her for 2 years (I really don't know how old she was). Just like you, I had no clue what was going on. Before she died, I gave her crickets hoping she'd eat . . . but the crickets were just jumping all over her and she was not responding at all, she avoided them, matter of fact. My best guess : probably your spider and mine ate a cricket in the past that had ingested some form of pesticide. And that cricket somehow we bought from the pet store or perhaps the cricket ingested the pesticide we sprayed in our own homes. I really do wish that your pet is better now. I felt terribly helpless for my Spikey.

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Tiffany - 2008-10-27
I have a rose hair too, his name is Huey. I've had him for about a year and just recently he scared me because he was turned over on his back and i thought he was dead. But no, all he did was shed his skin. I mean I know spiders shed, but I didn't know what it was going to look like, lol. Huey likes to think he's a dog. I got him a little ping pong ball that he pushes around on the floor. I don't like to keep him in his cage so I like him craw around. Anyways, I love Huey, wouldn't trade him for nuttin.

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cindy - 2008-10-26
I love my rose haired tarantula. I named her Pride, she's completely webbed in her liitle den thingy. I think she's either molting or building an egg sac. She's beautiful, and loves Crickets and meal worms. I tried feeding her a pinky, but she didn't eat it. I got my Rose Haired Tarantula from Pet Supermrket in Venice, Florida.

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Nona - 2008-10-24
I am planning on getting a pinktoe, but I want to make sure I have a good tank set up. A checklist and some pointers would be very much appreciated. Thanks to anyone who contributes!

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