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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    I love them, plus they're fascinting. Although I'd really love to meet some big exotics one day - like the red knees...

    I love the giant stick and leaf insects too
    Our natives grow larger than all the American Tarantulas, the Sri-Lankan Ornamentals grow a little bigger. The only other larger one is the mighty Goliath from South America. Your right though, exotic are much "prettier" & easily available in the states, lucky sods!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
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    That cracks me up!!! Your very good with those emoticons, very good!

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    I checked your albums, wow. The snakes are great, I don't think I'd like a pet though, couldn't handle the feeding. The tree snake at our last house caught a frog one day the poor frogs screams were horrendous.

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    You don't feed the snakes frogs or live food It's quite easy when you buy the food items pre-killed.

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    What do you feed the arids (or the rainforest for that matter)?

    Do they do much?? Sounds silly i know, but my snake bender doesn't really do much during the day, but i love watching him/her at night..

    How did you find them? Did you buy them or catch them?

    bites; painful??

    Im deathly afraid of them, but over a comp screen i can handle them and ask q's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jodz View Post
    What do you feed the arids (or the rainforest for that matter)?

    Do they do much?? Sounds silly i know, but my snake bender doesn't really do much during the day, but i love watching him/her at night..

    How did you find them? Did you buy them or catch them?

    bites; painful??

    Im deathly afraid of them, but over a comp screen i can handle them and ask q's


    Actualy I'd be interested in some of those answers too ( though if asked later I of course shall deny it )

    And I know to us that are total arachna phobes they make our skin crawl.....do you ever have any type of adverse reaction to them ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jodz View Post
    What do you feed the arids (or the rainforest for that matter)?

    Do they do much?? Sounds silly i know, but my snake bender doesn't really do much during the day, but i love watching him/her at night..

    How did you find them? Did you buy them or catch them?

    bites; painful??

    Im deathly afraid of them, but over a comp screen i can handle them and ask q's
    OK, They are quite active depending on tempreture. They are usually out at night spinning web & general "housekeeping". The web holds heat & also has great anti-biotic qualities, I have cut my finger & put fresh web on the wound, covered it & its healed in three days!! All my spiders are captive bred or purchased online from other breeders, I could never take one from the wild. The bite is extremley painful lasting around 8 hours. Symtoms include vomiting,hot/cold flushes & more pain! The LVD is unknown but its thought a bite to anyone with a weak heart or a small child could be fatal. They eat any insect, reptile or mouse ect that they can kill, unlike my snakes they must have live food because they go by vibration to detect prey. When an animal comes onto the web they can tell the distance & size just from the vibration of the web. If they feel its too big to kill, they dont come out of the burrow. I feed my girls about three times a week, the more they eat, the bigger they get! They move by raising or lowering the blood pressure in each limb, which I think is incredible!! Females live for up to 30yrs, the males only 7yrs, they die when reaching sexual maturity or after mating. Hope that was interesting guys, any other questions, feel free to ask.

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    One day I will look through this thread instead of going to second page just to post. For now I will blame dial up slowness with loading pics. I shudder when I see your avitar, lmao.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
    Actualy I'd be interested in some of those answers too ( though if asked later I of course shall deny it )

    And I know to us that are total arachna phobes they make our skin crawl.....do you ever have any type of adverse reaction to them ?
    Sorry Chop! forgot your question, Native Aussie T,s dont do this but some American species release "Uraticating Hairs". Very fine hair that sticks in your skin & developes a very nasty rash! Interestingly the spiders that do this have a less painfull bite than those that dont.

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    How do you move the spider from one enclosure to the next? Say, for example, the enclosure you previously have it in is starting to get a bit small, or dirty flooring, etc.

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