Originally Posted by treemanone2003
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I'm not familiar enough to have stepped into owning a tarantula yet due to lack of research on my side, but one thing I've always had some interest in. Besides thinking they're really cool, I do know they are all venomous. And anything I have read states the results of the bites are not well known other than it can be discomforting for a few days. I don't know of any clubs in my area either but again, lack of research thus far. Any reputable links you would offer for research on ownership/caring for ?
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Most have mild venom. Shouldn't be a big deal unless you are immune compromised.
I don't like being bitten, so I avoid it.
Never got bitten by one of my Ts.
Learned safe/sane handling techniques. Rarely handled mine. Except to move them to new larger enclosures.
The Old World Ts are typically more aggressive and stronger venom.
My favorite was my Brazilian Black female. Grammastola pulchra. Super sweet. Never offered to bite or kick hair. Expensive as a starter T.
Rose Hairs are easy. Some are feisty.
I started with an Arboreal sp. Avicularia mettalica. Very shy. I had to hand feed him crickets. I made lots of mistakes, but managed to raise him to adulthood. His planned breeding fell through.
American Tarantula Society can be a start. Find a local club or start one.
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