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Aphonopelma seemanni (Costa Rican Striped Knee or Zebra)

Discussion in 'Tarantula Bite Reports' started by Shane, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. Shane

    Shane New Member

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    I was transferring my spider to a new enclosure and she gave me a little poke. She is always a little skittish when handled which is why she is left alone except for circumstances such as this. She was on the back of my hand and when I set my hand down in her new home, she jabbed me with a fang. Just one puncture mark and a bit of burning, then some numbness. It wasn't too bad, but I'm glad I didn't get hit with both fangs or a full shot of venom... oh that silly little girl!
  2. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Ouch!!! Lucky for you the NW Ts aren't as venomous a the OW ones.
    r
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    Entity Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Sounds almost like she may have felt like she was falling a might have used a fang for support. I know they use them sometimes in cases of instability.