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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by swns, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. swns

    swns New Member

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    Do you have an amazing, inspirational, or tragic tarantula story? Would you like to raise awareness, help people going through a similar situation, or warn others about an issue?

    We write for major US and UK publications. We’ll pay you to share your story. Please get in touch by emailing me here: ailbhe.macmahon@swns.com
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    Logan D Active Member 3 Year Member

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    Hmm... this could be interesting.
  4. Enn49

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

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    Is it spam? There is a website https://swns.com/ and it is tarantula related so I guess it's up to people to make their own decisions.
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    LC72uk Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Once Upon A Time

    In a Land not so far away, there was a journalist.
    He was bitten by Latrodectus hesperus, latrodectus mactans , Phoneutria fera and P nigriventer.

    The End.............................................
    :):D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
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    Shampain Well-Known Member

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    I’d be reluctant to tell my bite story in case it was turned into a tarantulas are monsters episode...
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    LC72uk Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Hollywood Blockbuster " Baboon" The Movie A Scottish Tale:D
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    LC72uk Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Starring
    Shampain

    Produced by
    Shampain

    Directed by
    Shampain.

    Released and Distributed by OWWWWWWWWWWWWW F*** ME THAT HURT " PRODUCTIONS.:D:D
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    would be a "lesson for us all" type story though....ha ha
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    "No tarantulas were harmed making this film...just @Shampain "
  12. Shampain

    Shampain Well-Known Member

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    C830DDC4-5E5B-475D-8B69-B919FB8A8AF5.jpeg AB6A650B-39E9-44D9-B6E9-9CEFD12660E8.jpeg B8C017CC-01FB-427F-947B-ACA4C6C80E37.jpeg I have a story... I had a rare T he died today... Zelda has gone to the web in the sky, loved by many because of his looks... Take care big fella! Matured out :(
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    Shampain Well-Known Member

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    Yeah he was :( Thanks
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    Whitelightning777 Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I rescued my T stirmi from a pet store. She's doing just fine & molted which allowed me to confirm her as a female. She eats basically anything.
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    Right! That’s the last thing we need! Although, my story of Pterinochulous climbing my wooden feeding tweezers is pretty good...as a horror story....lmao. No bite yet! ( knocks on wood)
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    Awwww so very sad for your pretty guy. You can freeze dry him...and put him in a display!
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    You're not going to make me post the link to that video again are you?
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    Whitelightning777 Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I got bit today, accidental. It's in bite reports.
  20. ArdorAphonopelma

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    Imma keep this short.
    I got Nurmi from the whiteplains reptile expo from a breeder/site called jungle joe, my original goal was to get a scorpion, if I can't find a scorpion then I'll get something for my snakes. I found nothing but I had taken $180 with me and I wasn't leaving empty handed so I may or may not have impulse bought my T, her scientific name wasn't written(common name was) on the container(this was later resolved through texting junglejoe). I got lucky with having a young female A.Seemanni for $40, I already have knowledge with inverts and had supplies for her, so I only really had to look up how deep the substrate had to be. Moral of the story is don't impulse buy Ts(or any animal), I was lucky and already had the supplies I needed as well as the knowledge, I also live with my parents and they're the type that they hate spiders but they like animals in general so they weren't gonna make me get rid of it, that would go against the morals of the family, if you bring an animal into the house you can't just get rid of it, you don't know who you're giving them to.

    Not everyone is in the same situation be it in knowledge,supplies or having people in the house that has the same morals, Research your T, If you see a species you're interested in then use that cool rectangular item that you use to take photographs and go Here then search your T, imo don't get the T then research it when you get home(see the first sentence of this paragraph), you may have a terrestrial tank but end up with an arboreal T and tank adjustments isn't easy nor is it cheap. Ask the people you live with if it's okay if not then try to compromise, if they still say no then settle for something else, most people will settle for things like house centipedes,true spiders,roaches,beetles or worms, it should also be noted that If the tarantula is small(sling or dwarf) then you're not helping your case, the smaller they are the more the other person will be against it, I've noticed that arboreals are more favorable as they're easier to see/find should they escape. This is just from what I've seen and heard, Don't get a T without taking time to do the research, again I just got lucky.

    ps I seen two large G.Pulchra females at the expo but even my brain on an impulse high said no but they were really pretty.

    Here's a picture of her butt. took it while she was cleaning herself.
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