Animal Stories - Oklahoma Brown Tarantula


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The Oklahoma Brown Tarantula is one of the most docile species of tarantula!
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J Strotman - 2011-05-29
A co-worker gave me a Texas Brown Tarantula he had caught at home. I read that the female can live up to 25 years. How do you tell the difference between the male and female?

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  • J Strotman - 2011-05-29
    Never mind. I just found the answer in the above text. So I'm a tard.
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Kody - 2011-05-23
Last night I found a OK Brown tarantula in my shoe (it was dark and I slipped into my shoes that were outside on the porch). What a surprize to my bare toes! Dumped it out, now tonight I find it hanging on to a trim board on the underhang over my front door. Is the rain/storms bringing it closer to the house. (we live in 4 acres of trees) Why inside my shoe, lined crocs, looking for a nesting spot?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-24
    I guess he figured it was a good spot, nice comfy, dark and safe. It would have scared the whatever out of me though. I had a little mouse in my snow boot one time at work. I changed from my boots to my shoes and left the snow boots under my desk. I think the mouse was cold and that happened to be the place he decided to settle in. That was some scream I let out when I felt the mouse.
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The Woodman - 2010-11-08
I have been friends with and kept a Tx. Brown for four years now. I picked her up one day on my way to work while she was crossing the highway. I'm an ole hippy from the 60s and have pretty long hair, she likes to ride on the back of my neck underneath my hair or in a shirt pocket. At first my grandchildren were scared of her but as time has passed all of them will handle her now and enjoy having her crawl from hand to hand. Her name is Trish and I look forward to many years with her.

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  • Maddy - 2011-01-05
    The rose haired tarantulas are the most friendliest because that's what people told me in the pet store.
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Steve Squires - 2010-12-29
We found a Texas Brown injured on our driveway. A road grader had torn out his burrow and injured him. He was very cold and shriveled up. We brought him in and put him in a fruit jar with potting soil and a tiny bit of grass from the yard. After a few hours he was all warmed up and hairy again. We have had him six days now and fed him four little crickets from the pet store. It is fairly warm today and we have tried to release him twice today. We dump him out and he finds his way back to his fruit jar. We are thinking that he is too traumatized to set free. What would be best to do? We are willing to keep him but thought he would want to be free. He is about 3" or so. He's healthy again except for a small scab on one leg. Thanks.

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Freda Dunn - 2010-05-26
My tarantula that lives in my garden turned from the lovely tan to a dark menacing black overnight. This darker spider appears somewhat more nervous and maybe even a little larger. Do I have an interloper or did my tan get a new coat of black bristles?

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  • Paula - 2010-09-10
    From what I've read, it sounds like it may be a male that has reached its mature stage.
  • Isaiah - 2010-09-25
    It molted.
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sydney - 2010-06-04
Can I put my two oklahoma browns in the same aquarium? I'm a first time keeper!

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  • jesforeman - 2010-09-19
    I have a 55 gallon aquarium and I have three okla. browns in it (two females and one male) along with a legless lizzard. They seem to get along just fine. I feed them crickets and grasshoppers. It is a great conversation maker when our friends stop by to visit. I feel you should put one in a glass jar and place it inside your aquarium to see how they act towards each other.
  • Isaiah - 2010-09-25
    Am not first timer and no they would eat each other .
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dustin crase - 2010-09-22
I'm a first time tarantula owner...I'm deathly scared of it but only because I'm scared its going to bite me its an oklahoma brown that I caught in the wild....is it poisonous? And since I found it in the wild is it more likely to bite?

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  • Isaiah - 2010-09-25
    No it is not poisonous. Yes it is more likely to bite. I caught one too.
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Tammy - 2010-09-12
I am spider-sitting a Texas Brown for my neighbor's daughter. I am absolutely terrified of all spiders but this little guy is quite calm. I have had him out a few times and am getting attached to him. Now I'm looking to get one of my own.

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Cara DeRoeck - 2009-05-21
My husband and I were on a walk this evening and saw one of these tarantulas crossing the road in the subdivision we live in. It was quite interesting. We live in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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  • Ben - 2010-09-10
    I live in Searcy County, north central Arkansas, tonight my wife went into the bedroom and a brown tarantula was on the wall. It might as well been a rattlesnake it scared her so bad. We now have it in a jar wondering what to do with it.
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hunter bourgeois - 2010-08-05
My dad found me a texas brown and he's amazing wish me and him luck for a good future.

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