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    SirKristoff is a poopiehead Ozzy's Avatar
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    Well I know there are scorpians in the mountains, but I'm not sure we have any here. I have never seen any. By ladyfriend I guess you're talking about my black widow. I miss her, she was cool, right up till the end.

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    A. geniculata's a great one. I can't wait till my little guy grows up.

    If you're comfortable with aggressive species and you're not gonna be stupid about it, thats fine. The problem is too many people are. The things can litteratly scramble up your arm and bite your neck your neck in less than a second if they so choose. The first aggressive t I had was a c. brachycephalus. I didn't have time to pot it up when it first arrived in the mail, but I opened up the container to get a look at it. Well I guess I didn't close it properly because the next morning when I wake up there's no tarantula in the container. I hadn't even told my mom about it yet and it was on the loose. I couldn't enjoy anything that day. So when my sister comes across it that night in the bathroom she first thought it was fake. Until it started running. I'm glad she had the good sense not to scream.

    Well if you like ordinary spiders, a good one to start with is Phoneutria fera. Your wife will love you.

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    What happened with your black widow?

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    To make a long story short, she had thousands of babies, they escaped, and I had thousands of baby black widows spinning tiny webs and flying around my bedroom. There was black widows everywhere, even in my hair. I caught all of them, I hope, and releashed them outside.

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    Can't they kill you if they bite you?

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    Yeah, that's why it was a nightmare, duh.

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    Seriously they are not fatal to healthy adults. They are extremly painful bites though, they will make you wish you were dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]There was black widows everywhere, even in my hair. I caught all of them, I hope, and releashed them outside.
    were not was 0zzy
    i used to have a black widow. she was so cool! i fed her super worms and she grew huge! then she laid an eggsack so i had to either burn the eggs or let her go...so i burned them. then about 2 days later she laid 2 more sacks and she was dead on the bottom of her container . I would say a brown recluse hurts way more than a widow. i have had painful experiences with both of them . the recluse bit my leg in my bed and it swelled up and the bite site turned black. i had to have surgery! the widow bit me on my big toe and it swelled up and hurt....but never was a s bad as the recluse...
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