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Bite question

Discussion in 'Tarantula Bite Reports' started by IamKrush, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. IamKrush

    IamKrush Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    has anyone ever had one of their Ts escape and were unable to find them, then been bitten by the T later on or a day or so later ? In a none trying to catch it incident.
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Hmm, never saw this. Good question.
    As a side note, I have seen several posts over the years of people who had an escape, were obviously terrified they'd be ambushed while sleeping, and were trying not to show it. A few of them made me laugh til I cried..
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    I took my sorry ass to hospital haha the pain was CONSTANT! The first feeling I remember was the fangs going into my finger, oh Jesus I don’t recommend! Then it was like a red hot thick needle going in through my finger and up my arm! I was taken aback at just how quickly I knew I got juiced, armpit on fire! I’ve never been in so much pain which is something considering the bones I’ve broke lol... After x-ray and being gassed I was told to go to sleep until the toxicology guy got to work haha I just walked out then about 6am... I couldn’t walk the day after that, cramps in my legs were intense for around 3 weeks, Kenobi got me good!
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    Sorry Shampain but I think it's neccessary to get everyone up to speed on what you are talking about. :T:

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    Shampain Well-Known Member

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    I’m gonna get YouTube rich with my quarterly bite videos!
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    I've only been bit by one T...a 6" Avicularia avicularia pinktoe. She jumped from her cage onto my arm...normal behavior for her. When she landed on my arm she started to slide and she sunk her fangs into me to stop. It hurt like hell because she wouldn't let go...like a normal strike. I had to actually grab her off my arm. I'd still call her a docile spider...human, tree no difference to her.
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    IamKrush Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Ive heard that sp will use its fang for leverage before.
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    IamKrush Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Ive also hear stores of peoples pedes getting out and they will stay up until its found even if its a few days
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Yeah, those are supposed to be bad bites as well. Tbh they creep me out. I tried to like them, but any animal that will bite another large predator out of curiosity scares me..
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Jesus man..new world bites don't even approach that kind of pain. I was slightly put out..pain wise I'd say 5 out of ten initially, receding to 2 after half an hour, leaving nothing but tenderness at the site around 6 hrs later..throbbing, ignorable pain. Your description of obt venom fits with everything I've ever read about it..they bring the real pain, those old worlds. Its funny to me that we, as humans, have to test them ourselves. I wanted to know, very much, for years, what it was like. I really don't anymore..the reports are very similar.
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    IamKrush Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Its funny you mention that last bit(no pun intended). I saw a video on facebook of a larger size pede attacking and killing a nice sized snake. I think some are cool looking. But im not intersted in having one myself. Lil devils haha
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    IamKrush Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I gor stung in the ear by a yellowjacket 2 years ago. It wasnt to bad. At first id say the same as you mass with a new world a 5 then dropped after 2hours. Tho i did feel dizzy and like I was going to puke for a few hours. But i figured that was due to the location of the sting kinda close to the brain. Lol
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    I had a very large one. I gave him away. They remind me of crickets. And sharks. No intelligence beyond instinctive feeding. I know, I know, tarantulas aint much better..but at least they have common sense and self preservation instincts..at least, I strongly believe they do.
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    I left out the infection I got in my elbow afterwards, I couldn’t move my arm going on six weeks... Don’t get bit... My advice
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    Do me a favor brother, put that in bite reports. It needs to be known. I know AB has all that shit, but we need it here too. An infection two feet from the bite site is not something Ive read about before, iirc. It matters to all of us.
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    IamKrush Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I also with @Shampain. I remember when that bite happened. I was talking with you prior through emails. @MassExodus, @Shampain sent me a small clip right after the bite happened and I could hear the pain in his voice with what he was able to formulate . It was enough for me to feel general concern and worry for him and his well being. It made me never want to get tagged by one EVER!!
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    Serious pain. But not life threatening. Pain is life, and life is pain. One way or the other. Don't let it affect your thoughts or actions. Fear is what diminishes people. Fear and shame. Useless emotions, those two anyways.
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    I do think it was a dry bite though...no symptoms like a bee sting. No itching mass swelling ect. I've never been bitten before so I can only compare it to a bee sting. It felt like 2 fishing hooks stuck in my arm. I basically only had swollen puncture wounds that were gone in a few days.
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    that's good you didn't get blast with venom. I havent been bit yet by my Ts yet. All my other animals have atleast once tho,haha!
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    the guy I got my P.Metallica female said this was the aftermath of the bite from her (The bite itself didn't hurt (like a bee sting). It's the after effects that messed me up -- severe cramps and muscle convulsions for a week, semi-paralysis for 3 days (had to walk on crutches), hearing impairment for 1.5 months. Probably the worst pain I'd ever felt were the muscle spasms every hour, felt like they were gonna snap off the bone)
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