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    Quote Originally Posted by BurntSnow View Post
    But it's venomous. How would I be able to hold it?

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    I am forced to ask these questions because of my father.
    They're only venomous if they bite you. If they don't bite you, no problem, except for their uricating hairs which can be flicked off (Don't let them crawl on your face). But what's the matter with asking questions? I made a thread for every little thing before I got my rosie, and it took people a long time to explain to me that "No, tarantulas can not fly!" or crazy stuff like that.
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    Well, I normally wouldn't even bother asking and just get a tarantula if it weren't for my dad. Also, what if it does bite me? I'd be screwed and no more T for ME. What are uricating hairs by the way and what do you mean by flicked off? (and don't worry, I most likely won't let it crawl all over my face).
    -just burned your snow

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    Ref. my website if need be: http://massmorels.com/images/Tarantu...ea/G.rosea.htm

    Think it's about time I chime in here.
    1. G. rosea is the PERFECT beginner T. I'd say 99% of them are docile and chill to the point where you can just put your hand down flat in front of them, give them a slight nudge on the butt until they walk onto your hand, and then just pick them up.
    2. All tarantulas are venomous (not poisonous), but not at a level that can kill a human. A bite will hurt, don't get me wrong. But no more than a bee sting..
    3. I can help you get any T (species), any size, and any sex. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it.
    4. The strange habits people are referring to with Rosies are their eating habits and mood swings. One day they are your best friend, and the next they may just want to be left alone. The best way to find out what mood your tarantula is in is to GENTLY touch their butt with the eraser end of a pencil. If they spin around and strike at it, either their really hungry, or really pissy. Also, Rosies tend to just quit eating for long periods of time for no apparent reason. So people tend to think something is wrong with their T or that they are about to molt (shed).
    5. This is NOT AT ALL TRUE:

    Quote Originally Posted by silenceisgod View Post
    If they did that, they wouldn't be able to eat, and they'd grow them back at the first molt anyway.
    The only appendage a tarantula can grow back is their legs. It takes multiple molts for a tarantula to fully regenerate a leg though. He is right about them not being able to eat though. That would be the same as just killing the T in a slow, agonizing way.

    Anything else I may have missed?

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    Thanks so much for the info! I don't think Petco will stock with them soon, so can tarantulas be shipped? Also, are they de-fanged?
    -just burned your snow

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    Quote Originally Posted by massmorels View Post

    The only appendage a tarantula can grow back is their legs. It takes multiple molts for a tarantula to fully regenerate a leg though. He is right about them not being able to eat though. That would be the same as just killing the T in a slow, agonizing way.

    Anything else I may have missed?
    http://tarantulas.us/forums/showthre...ight=lost+fang

    http://www.arachnoboards.com/ab/showthread.php?t=64561

    http://books.google.com/books?id=rIV...page&q&f=false

    Tarantulas will grow back fangs, as long as the venom sack is intact.

    Quote Originally Posted by BurntSnow View Post
    Thanks so much for the info! I don't think Petco will stock with them soon, so can tarantulas be shipped? Also, are they de-fanged?
    No, tarantulas are not defanged. This is cruel, pointless, and can result in the death of the spider.

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    Well, can the venom sack be removed?
    Also, my other question remains. Can tarantulas be shipped?
    No, the venom sack cannot be removed. Same issues, I'm not sure a T has ever even survived that. And tarantulas can be shipped, if people know how. If overnight shipping and great care is used, the mortality rate is very low.
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    Well, can the venom sack be removed?
    Also, my other question remains. Can tarantulas be shipped?
    -just burned your snow

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurntSnow View Post
    Well, can the venom sack be removed?
    Also, my other question remains. Can tarantulas be shipped?
    Removing the venom sack kills the T. Also, Ts can be shipped, there are stores that sell them online.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    K, so 2 things I wanna get down.
    1. What's the worst-case scenario?
    2. What's the change the G. Rosea would bite me?
    3. So a tarantula wouldn't die if shipped?
    4.. If so, massmorels, can I have a G. Rosea (calm, please, and female)? I'll pay you...trade you...etc.
    -just burned your snow

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