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Ryan - 2007-05-07
I love my Pink-Toed Tarantula! I am in a fraternity at Wichita State University and everyone that sees it, even if they don't like spiders, are fascinated. I have had many spiders in my younger years, but they are great if you can't have a pet (dog, cat etc). They are low maintenance and fun to watch. Today, there was two people who handled Charlet, that's her name, and she is a very humble spider. Charlet has never bitten anyone. The only thing she does is hop around. It's cool. Tarantula's are interesting insects.

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jay - 2007-05-06
I have just recently gotten a rose-hair, she is about 4.5 years old and as of yet i have not handled her. She looks beautiful and i know that she has been well cared for. The kids love looking at her, my wife has a fear of spiders but even she has shown an interest. Hopefully, i'll get lots of years of fun from her. Jay

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terri - 2007-04-27
I got my rose-hair when I was 15 and I am now 27. My 12 year old spider is in great health (she is big and beautiful). I took in another tarantual because her owner couldn't keep her any longer and I have had her for 6 years. My children love to look at them and help me feed them. If you are thinking about a rose-hair I recommend it, they really are wondeful, just make sure that you know that you could have it for a very long time. Both have a great temperment and don't mind being held, as long as you respect them and watch for signs of anger or stress. Bring your arachnophobic friend over... watch them change their mind about spiders! They really are great pets.

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marduk - 2007-04-27
i got my theraphosa blondi 4 weeks ago. Shes agressive and not to easy to handle. she eats a lot. i have a large terrarium 80x40x40 because shes huge and needs a lot of space! Other than being agressive and leave urticating hairs, i dont have any problems doing what i have to do in the terrarium with the spider in there. She never attacks me because i respect her and if you respect her space you will probably have no problems. but i strongly dont recommend this spider to a beginner, because you will probably pay for your errors very painfully!

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Nick GF MT - 2007-04-25
I just got my Starburst Baboon and man, people are right they are FAST FAST FAST and MEAN too. Mine has already started webbing up it's den. Some say this species is terrestial and I for one believe it's partly arboreal. They are big and do climb glass. I wanted something just like that. Had my choice between her and a pinktoe and happy with my choice. You want something that actually does something here you go. Just remember, you are buying a spider after all.

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Fez - 2007-04-08
Ive been handling tarantulas for 6 years and I just got bit a couple days ago. It didn't hurt but it swelled up a little and got ichy.

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jared - 2007-03-23
I purchased a Rose Hair and she is great. I'm kind of worried because she likes to eat alot. She lays flat on the bottom of her 20 gal. tank like she is hiding...this is probably her hunting i thought. So i would drop a criket in front of her but before it hits the ground, she rears up and catches it in her fangs!!! She then promptly marches into her "cave" I made her and eats it. She then brings the dried crusty carcass out, drops it in the corner, and crouches down for another one...I'm wondering if she will eat too much or if im not feeding her enough and shes always hungry.

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ren - 2007-03-22
I have owned an ornamental for a little less then a year now, shes a beautiful beautiful spider! A little skittish in nature and very fast! Shes not holdable, but that was something I knew before I purchased her, shes one of my favorites. She sticks to the side of her tank unless frightened so I always have a good view of her, she eats well and is starting to get some very distinct markings. Such a treat to own one.

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anthony - 2007-03-20
"Celeste 2007-03-10.

I purchased my rosehair today, its my first tarantula and im excited. Got to see it eat a cricket and spin it in some web. it was quite an amazing sight. My cage is only 68-70 degrees at all times even with a heat lamp. after reading the temp must be around 78-80 I think i need to go get a better heat source for her/him.

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Celeste - 2007-03-10
Hi, we just bought my son a rose haired turantula yesterday for his 12th birthday, he has studied them for 4 years now and i was absolutely terrified to have it in our home. But, now i think she is so pretty and interesting. I can not wait to watch her become comfortable with us and her surroundings. My son thinks that turantulas are very interesting and he loves to see them eat and walk around in the terrairiam. He is still very scared to hold her but i am sure that he will eventually. I told him that he needs to be confident and not jumpy before he does this She doesnt move around a lot and i am not sure if it is because she is just settling in her new home or if she is about to molt. i am looking forward to experiencing something so wonderful. celeste

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