Got myself two new pets

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Pictures are a bit blurry (iphone doesn't really do good close ups), but I think you get the picture :)

This is big mama (Red Knee Tarantula) :

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And this is "big" papa (Chili Rose) :

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  • jamesleecolemanjamesleecoleman Member Posts: 1,899 ■■■■■□□□□□
    :O I am sooo lucky that I didn't start running out of my room screaming.
    I'm not fond of spiders.

    Do you have any other pets?
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  • LarryDaManLarryDaMan Member Posts: 797
    Knowing these forums, I was pretty sure your "pets" were going to be routers or something. :)

    I guess not! Not a bad pet though, pretty low maintenance.
  • laidbackfreaklaidbackfreak Member Posts: 991
    nice fella icon_smile.gif not a massive fan of them as pets always figured they were fairly high maintenance.

    I used to work with the RSPCA and rehomed reptiles (mainly snakes but the odd lizard) at one point I had around 50 snakes and a couple of lizards....

    I dont have any at the moment for various reason but do miss them.
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  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    :O I am sooo lucky that I didn't start running out of my room screaming.
    I'm not fond of spiders.

    Do you have any other pets?

    I used to have cats, but since I moved from Gibraltar to the UK I only have a one bed room apartment so I don't really want to keep anything like that here .. besides, I am not allowed to keep cats or dogs here ..

    LOL - My rental contract says "No cats, dogs or birds allowed" ... doesn't say anything about spiders LOL ..
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  • PC509PC509 CISSP, CEH, CCNA: Security/CyberOps, Sec+, CHFI, A+, Proj+, Server+, MCITP Win7, Vista, MCP Server 2 Oregon, USMember Posts: 802 ■■■■■■□□□□
    I've got a pink toed tarantula, myself. And a yellow rat snake. And an emperor scorpion. Two turtles... Then the mandatory cat and 3 dogs (chihuahua, chi-weenie, and Pug). And a guinea pig. And hamster.

    You have some beautiful animals there, man. Are they pretty calm as far as handling? Mine is really friendly, but she's just a baby still. Small for a tranny, but still bigger than anything around here (Eastern Oregon).
  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    The Chili Rose is a gental giant ... very easy to handle .. I did not handle the Red Knee though .. took me 20 minutes to get it into the enclosure .. they like to flick hairs which I don't really want :) That is kinda the reason I bgouth two ... one I could handle, and another "looks nice" one :)
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  • StoticStotic Member Posts: 248
    Gomjaba wrote: »
    LOL - My rental contract says "No cats, dogs or birds allowed" ... doesn't say anything about spiders LOL ..

    I guess you were missing something small and fuzzy.
  • KGhaleonKGhaleon Member Posts: 1,346 ■■■□□□□□□□
    *walks into topic and reads first post*

    ...

    O_O

    O_O

    *runs from topic*
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  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,312 ■■■■■■■■■□
    KGhaleon wrote: »
    *walks into topic and reads first post*

    ...

    O_O

    O_O

    *runs from topic*

    What's that meme again... Oh yea!

    KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!

    Actually, those are kinda cool...
  • undomielundomiel Member Posts: 2,818
    Whoops! Some threads need warning labels.

    *runs from topic*
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  • vColevCole Member Posts: 1,573 ■■■■■■■□□□
    undomiel wrote: »
    Whoops! Some threads need warning labels.

    *runs from topic*

    :shocked: *scampers*
  • msteinhilbermsteinhilber Member Posts: 1,480 ■■■■■■■■□□
    If you get a half-way decent molt, there's a couple write ups out there on how to put it back together and preserve it so it's fairly real looking. Great way to scare the heck out of people :D
  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Got a nice close-up ... might not be for everyone's stomach (therefore just a link rather than the picture tag) :)

    http://images2host.co.uk/images/624_PIC00353.jpg
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  • BokehBokeh Member Posts: 1,636 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Molts? LOL too funny. Had a biology teacher place one on my arm when I wasn't looking, freaked me out. He laughed hard and fell off his lab chair.
  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Bokeh wrote: »
    Molts? LOL too funny. Had a biology teacher place one on my arm when I wasn't looking, freaked me out. He laughed hard and fell off his lab chair.

    People who do such a thing must think about the consequence :) Moults are nice looking and most people would try to smash it as a reaction .. so if they want to risk it :)
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  • mikej412mikej412 Member Posts: 10,086 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Gomjaba wrote: »
    And this is "big" papa (Chili Rose)
    Look's more like a "Fluffy Bear" to me.... but if Spiders are like Cats, you won't know until they actually come (or at least look at you) when you call their name. :D
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  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    mikej412 wrote: »
    Look's more like a "Fluffy Bear" to me.... but if Spiders are like Cats, you won't know until they actually come (or at least look at you) when you call their name. :D

    I think I name them Ronni(e) and Reggie :D:D
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  • Alif_Sadida_EkinAlif_Sadida_Ekin Member Posts: 341 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Even after making it through halfway of the "Encyclopedia Dramatica Offended Challenge" (I couldn't finish it), I'm still shuddering after looking at those two pictures. Yeah I don't like spiders. I'd probably scream like a little girl if I saw one of those crawling through my house.
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  • wweboywweboy Member Posts: 287 ■■■□□□□□□□
    put them on strings and when someone enters the front door drop it down
  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    wweboy wrote: »
    put them on strings and when someone enters the front door drop it down

    Cheaper to use a $5 toy spider for that ;)
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  • Mrock4Mrock4 Banned Posts: 2,359 ■■■■■■■■□□
    No thanks. I've killed many of your new pets cousins...I'm afraid if those were in my house they'd steal my wallet and tie me up.

    PC509 wrote: »
    Small for a tranny, but still bigger than anything around here

    If I had a dollar for everytime I heard that line in downtown Honolulu.
  • UncleCidUncleCid Member Posts: 66 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Anyone for chocolate covered spiders?
    BTW, I don't know if "tranny" is a good expression to use for tarantulas. >.>

    lol, I have heard that they have one's that are black little sensitive.
  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    UncleCid wrote: »
    Anyone for chocolate covered spiders?
    BTW, I don't know if "tranny" is a good expression to use for tarantulas. >.>

    lol, I have heard that they have one's that are black little sensitive.

    Speaking of black .. I'll be checking out a Mexican Black later on today

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    Actually wanted one of those but they are very hard to get. Now of course when I bought two, I found a shop :/
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  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Gomjaba wrote: »
    Speaking of black .. I'll be checking out a Mexican Black later on today

    Damn, shop wants $180 for a one year old ...
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  • djhss68djhss68 Member Posts: 205
    Gomjaba wrote: »
    Damn, shop wants $180 for a one year old ...
    For something you can't cuddle or converse with, I'd say that's a rip off. icon_lol.gif
  • UncleCidUncleCid Member Posts: 66 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Ooops. I meant Black LIGHT sensitive. ><

    My cousin is a collector of exotic pets, and my sister almost bought him one. Thing is that he is deathly afraid of spiders. lol.
  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,312 ■■■■■■■■■□
    I came across this cutie while walking around a forest down in Belize:

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  • ladiesman217ladiesman217 Member Posts: 416
    Gomjaba wrote: »
    The Chili Rose is a gental giant ... very easy to handle .. I did not handle the Red Knee though .. took me 20 minutes to get it into the enclosure .. they like to flick hairs which I don't really want :) That is kinda the reason I bgouth two ... one I could handle, and another "looks nice" one :)

    I thought it's "genital giant" ... lol
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  • Lee HLee H Member Posts: 1,135
    Ide love one of them just to scare my kids with, put it ontop of a bowl of cornflakes or something, kodak moment or what!!!!

    Tank, Heat mat, sticks and sawdust, is that all u need for one of these?

    how much does it cost to feed them, live crickets i expect, how often would u feed them with these
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