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Chaco golden knee

Discussion in 'Tarantula Bite Reports' started by AntonyR, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. AntonyR

    AntonyR New Member

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    Anyone has been bitten by Chaco Golden?
    They reckon that are quite docile but my 5” princess seems to be quite aggressive sometimes?
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I've never been bitten by a T ...yet!! but I know they can have off days just like humans.
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    AntonyR New Member

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    She was quite docile last month and all of a sudden, she become really naughty. She is literally trying to get me. I can’t even recognise if she is close to pre-molting. Could this be an reason of her behaviour?
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    It could be premoult but it could be almost anything, even the weather. A few of mine have been more inclined to show me threat poses over the last few weeks
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    AntonyR New Member

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    Thank you !
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    Like @Enn49 said it could be premolt. I feel they lose some senses and even more vision when they are growing a new exoskeleton underneath. They feel more vulnerable and ready to defend themselves. Even on a good day they cant recognize you from someone else(poor vision). They can be territorial also....get her out and away from her enclosure and they sometimes become a different spider.
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    must be female if the behaviour is up and down and you don't know from one day or the other if she likes you or wants to kill you....PMSL
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    AntonyR New Member

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    Exactly!
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    Will try !
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    Whitelightning777 Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    A paintbrush and a catch cup with the right lid are your friends. A 5" tarantula can do some damage if you get zapped.

    Multiple sources I've seen have said that Grammostola genus members are quite moody.
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I think you're probably right there. I know snakes secrete a fluid between old and new skins which is most evident in their eyes which go opaque hence the term a snake is "blue"
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    nubka New Member

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    That is true about snakes. Our python was in blue stage when my husband decided to help him out by scooting him back inside his cave/hide. Poor Fifi could hardly see, and was very stressed out. He didn't like being "scooted" so he struck at my husband. Fifi is normally VERY docile (one of our granddaughters has been handling him since she was three years old,) and we have taken Fifi to many schools for reptile shows where he gets touched and held a lot with no problem.
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    Just don't get nailed by a T stirmi. Make sure that all idiots with blunt heavy objects agree not to drop them when cleaning the cage if they live up on the next floor.
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