FSP, Baboon Spiders in general are nasty creatures. They do not like people and are very prone to biting. However, other species like the Euthalis/Brachyphelma
line like the Mex R/Leg and the Chilean Rose Hair, Grammastola Cala
and the pink-toe tree climbers are generally very docile creatures. The way to think about it, they're really quite lazy and would prefer to sit on their @$$ all day instead of biting. I don't think the Goliath Bird-Eater, Theraphosa Leblondi
, is half that bad either when it comes to handling them. Just make sure you have a big enough hand, like ohh, say 10" across
. I've found spiders to be wonderful pets. Just remember, you have to feed them live crickets and pinky mice for larger ones. That may be hard for some people, so think twice before you purchase one.
Here's an interesting one, I've heard of Brazilian Wandering Spiders, i.e. Banana Spiders, kept as pets. I wouldn't touch one of those sons of bitches with a 10 foot pole if I was drunk
. In case anyone needs a description, size of a small tarantula, fast as a grass spider, stealthy as a jumping spider, and poisonous enough to kill a human without even trying. They have been known to hide in bananas and come up north to the states in banana shipments, and if one ever comes hopping out of a bag of bananas and enters your house, you might as well burn the entire house down. Now that's what I call pest control
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