Re: Handling Tarantulas
- well said Bert
one other thing i would like to add. many spiders react negatively to
being breathed on. I think this is because some of their major
predators are mammals the actively expell CO2.
Anyhow, for some of my more nervous spiders i must take great pains to
not breathe on them, or accidentily let anyone else. Some of my
tarantulas will bolt if breath hits them
i know it sounds kind of silly, but if you want to see what i'm talking
about gently blow a puff of air on your spiders and see what happens.
i actually "air herd" some of my bugs :)
p.s. don't mix up fear and respect. i respect all my bugs, even the non-
venomous ones. they *can* hurt you... but like Bert said, the real
danger is to the bug not the person