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This is a discussion on tarantula within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; very impressive !...

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    very impressive !

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    I ran into one on the path, back to my hut, when we were staying in the rainforest of Belize. They are quite impressive.

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    But if it is not a native species, I would feel obliged to "off" it.

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    Wink hi

    why off it??
    its in my green house with the outher un native speceis

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    Because it may breed and haveing no natural predators can eliminate all the local bugs and spiders you are used to...

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    Yep. The spider equivalent of "kudzu". Ever seen what ship rats do to a deserted island?

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    Because it may breed and haveing no natural predators can eliminate all the local bugs and spiders you are used to...

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    OMG that would of been the end of me. I got the screeming meemies just seeing the foto.
    Do they bite or sting? Scares me silly!

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    All tarantulas are venomous and have the ability to bite. Their venom may not be life-threatening, but it can cause severe pain and several days of muscle spasms and cramps. Tarantulas are untamed animals and unpredictable. Some species of tarantula are known for their docile nature and are handled by some keepers. Others have defensive dispositions and are quick to bite. Source: Michael A Jacobi

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    Nice T! As far as "unpredictable" -- no more so than most animals and generally give warning of their intent. Knowing which species does make a difference though. As Joe mentioned, some are very defensive by nature. Others generally quite docile. Also while venom can be painful, many species are on par with bee stings for degree of pain.

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    Cooked tarantula (with the hair removed) is concidered a delicasy in Cambodia and Venezuela... :P

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