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Old Aug 13, 2009, 9:58 PM   #1
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I am guessing that most of you have never seen a close-up of a Tarantula's mouth (the red patch) and it's black fangs. Well, now you have, like it or not.
This shot was taken of one of my pets through the plastic wall of it's enclosure. ( Yes I do consider them pets)
What can I say, their mouths are red, really.
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Old Aug 13, 2009, 10:22 PM   #2
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If you didnt tell me what it was I would almost think it was erotic.
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Old Aug 13, 2009, 10:28 PM   #3
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What do you mean? It is.
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Whoa! Nice shot!
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great detail
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Thanks guys. I wish I had cleaned the side of the cage a little before the shot. I think it would have shown even more. Maybe next time.

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Interesting pet. Do you dare to take it out of the cage for a clearer shot?

What do you feed it?
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Old Aug 15, 2009, 9:52 AM   #8
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Interesting pet. Do you dare to take it out of the cage for a clearer shot?

What do you feed it?
Slow moving mammals mainly. That includes, but not exclusively limited to, children, dogs, cats and people who ask too many questions.
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Interesting pet. Do you dare to take it out of the cage for a clearer shot?

What do you feed it?
I understand your trepidations. However, as formidable as the fangs seem, they pose little or no real danger. If bitten, it's usually just a dry bite (no venom injected) as a warning to leave me along. Even dry bites are rare. In the five years I have been keeping tarantulas I have not been bitten once. A more ominous threat is posed by all of the tiny hair-like structures covering the abdomen. They are like little harpoons that can be easily flicked off using the rear legs. Little clouds of these "seti" can cause severe irritation to the skin and especially the eye if they become lodged there. Think of a fiberglass itch times 10. This is probably more information than you wanted but once I get going it's hard to stop. Oh, I feed them crickets. Two to three crickets twice a month keep them all quite healthy and happy.

Thanks for asking,
Steve

P.S. Most are really very docile and non-threatening creatures that have gotten a really bad rap from Hollywood.


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