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Laura - 2007-09-08
Charlotte is my first pet taranchula and i am finding that for a spider she has quite the personality. Once i take her onto my hands she rarely wants to go back into her home. She is amazing to watch, and i'm glad i decided to add her to my family.

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Marilyn Berk - 2007-09-08
I have two hentzi's and they are both very sweet. I have a 2.5 gallon tank for one as she's still small, only about 3 inches. When I went to get my nails done the kids there asked me to bring a spider that they could hold in their hands, so Calamity got to visit with a shop full of people. She took it very well and climbed from one hand to another like a perfect lady. She's great.

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jen - 2007-09-04
My Rose hair is 17 yrs old, had her for 3 years and she just had her first molt in my care. She did not flip on her back like I've read. She did seem a bit lethargic and didn't want to eat, so I had thought she might be sick...I did not expect the molt since she did't flip over. She is the most gentle creature I've ever had, very docile and slow. People are always surprised at how big she is.

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Robert - 2007-08-24
My grandma is 43 years old she and has had her rose hair for 5 months.
Her name is zelda. At first I was scared to hold her, but last night I held her and she was so calm and beautiful. I am anxious to hold her again. Zelda is in premolting stage. My grandma says this is an amazing sight. I hope to see it while I am still here.

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M. Garcia - 2007-08-10
I work at Moody Gardens with a pink toed tarantula so your site is very informative to tell people that this tarantula is not scary.

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Anonymous - 2007-08-07
they are a great pet and are very cute, but they are delicate.

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Andy Messner - 2007-08-03
I live in the interior of British Columbia, Canada and I believe that I am the only person in my town to own a "Rosie". Her name is Hairy Jane, and she has become a family pet now and I am very attached. Last week it completed it molted for the first time in my home. We all thought she was dead, I had picked her up and studied what I thought was a dead spider. luckily I returned her to her home in the same position I had found her. That night I was happy to see that she had only been in the middle of her molting period. It was kinda freaky, but I am happy she is alive!

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Will - 2007-08-02
I am an eleven year old kid and I first obtained my pink toe tarantula at the age of five. The owner before me had the spider for about 5 years so I had a pretty old tarantula. unfortunately she died last month but I am looking to purchase another pink toe, they make great pets. My mom even had fun with sharpie (my spider's name) I have a breeding couple of cornsnakes, 4 baby snakes, and a chilean rose hair tarantula that were all inspired by sharpie. I'd say if your gonna get a pet, pink toe is the way to go!

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Illinois Jules - 2007-07-25
On my oldest/younger brother (Scott)'s girlfriend (Tracy)'s land in SE OK, last spring (May 2006)they caught a smallish (half-dollar size) Oklahoma Brown immature female tarantula spider to show me - Since those crawlies live there.
To that date I was NOT a spider fan! Big time! No way! Fear!
Don't get me wrong - The general bug, insects, fuzzy beasts, reptiles, amphibians - basically everything else, was great fun and cool with me!
Just not - SPIDERS!
Until - Grethel.
She looked like a small brown furry bear - with 10 walking legs.
I fell into ... Great Like. ([smile] - Still, some small fear was involved)
That was then... Now she has become an Arachnid Spokesspider.
She is so docile and polite that she has scampered mildly across or been handled by as many as a half-dozen wary spider-phobes at times. A pet I will cherish forever. Illinois Jules

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Adam - 2007-07-22
I have had my current rose hair for about a year and a half and I have seen it molt now TWICE. I am sure this is a common thing but I am amazed that it could put itself through such a transformation twice. Also, my Pink Toe has also just recently molted in a verticle position (it makes a tube shaped web) inside of its web. I recommend to anyone with a rose hair to try a pink toe next. It is cool to see the differences between the opportunistic burrower variety as opposed to the all out climber. Enjoy all, I am out to get a cobalt blue now and i will post my progress.

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