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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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bonox comoros - 2007-03-10
I purchased my rosehair today, its my first tarantula and im excited. I have already seen it eat a cricket it was amazing!

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Janet - 2007-02-28
My husband and I recently bought a 1 year old Rose Hair Tarantula for ourprogram at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. The elementary age children are studying about the interconnected web of life and how all creatures are important to the survival of others. As part of this unit we are reading Charlott's Web. The children love Rosie and I've heard my husband walk by her to give a cheery "good morning". I never would have thought that I could have emotional feelings and attachments to a spider. Thanks for the information it is very helpful.

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tarantula tim - 2007-02-11
I just bought a tarantula today and it is molting. I'm a bit worried because I'm only 11. P.S. Her name is kitten shes a half of a year old.

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