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    Originally posted by Azdaja
    Lol.
    I don't know. It might be easier to obtain something like that than you think. Like I've mentioned before, there is a British Tarantula Society. They'd probably be able to give you a list of breeders/dealers. Even if there are no dealers in Ireland, you can order from England or Germany. They'll mail the spider to you! I know it sounds odd, but it's done all the time.

    ---- i looked at the british tarantula society -you should too if you havent, they have a gallery of spiders' eyes! scary stuff,lol.
    as for getting one sent,picture the scene - my sister or someone opens a box addressed to me and out hops a cute little (well ugly and big to them) spider! hehehehe i want to do that,i have a horrible sense of humour. serisouly though what the hell do they send a spider in overseas? ---

    Well aside from the Goliath, I've got a Rio Grande Gold, a Mexican Red Knee, and 2 Orange Baboons. The Orange Baboons are my favorite. Very 'exotic' looking, with bright orange colouration.
    One time I was talking to Edric via IM, and I told him I had just finished feeding the Orange Baboon. So then he says: "You have an ape?!" LOL

    -- i had a look at those types,they all look really nice.as for Edric's comments....LOL

    As far as handling: I only do so when I absolutely have to, which is usually every 2 - 4 months when I do a thourough cage-cleaning. I've got extra-thick gloves and 10 inch rubber tipped metal forceps to ensure I don't get bit!
    are they all vicious? i mean,probably a stupid q but dont any of them like being held even for short periods of time or are the spiders you see on peoples hands/arms in pictures,really unhappy/uncomfortable?
    nonetheless i dont really see why anyone would want to hold one for a long time!

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    I used to be into your hobby.My kids put an end to that.
    I had a lot of everything.
    I had an Androcnois bi color scorpion that an "importer/exporter" friend of mine got me.
    They are the second most venomous known scorpion in the world.
    I had a king baboon and was wondering if your goliath bird eater is as aggressive as a king baboon?
    My spider would attack the sides of it's aqarium every time someone walked into the room.
    I had Starburst baboons, chillian rose hairs, Emperor scorpians, pink toed spiders, poison dart frogs, an alligator, a salt water croc, a caimen, a reticulated python, an african rock python, a couple of ball pythons, some burmese pythons, two red tailed boas, an asian water monitor, about 30 hedgehogs, and numerous other critters that I will not name either to save room or to protect the guilty.
    It's funny, but I have more money now, even while raising three kids then I ever had back then after trying to feed all of those critters.
    I raised my own rats, mice, and rabbits but I had to feed them and still buy feeder fish, crickets, etc.
    After a short time it was truely a job checking on all of them and cleaning up, not to mention my water/heat bill or when a reptile would get rot mouth and I had to pay for the vet bill.
    Ever have to give a 15 foot reticulated python a shot of anti biotic?
    When I met my wife, the venomous critters were the first ones to go, when she got pregnant with our oldest the crocidillians and large snakes went, eventually I got rid of almost everything.
    All I have now are 7 pitbulls, a cat, a frog, and a turtle.
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    LOL,what a collection!!
    where did they all go when you ahd to get rid of them?
    the crocs and alligators sound cool!

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    where did they all go when you ahd to get rid of them?
    In the local swamp. :eek: Just kidding.

    I had a lot of friends and collectors in my area that either bought most of them and some of them I gave away for free.
    The hedgehogs were sold to a couple of different petshops or exchanged for dogfood.
    Reptile collectors are fairly lucky around here because we have reptile shows and a few exotic petshops in my area.
    They are generally easy to get and easy to get rid of.
    Most of the venomous animals were given away rather than sold because I wanted to ensure that they went to the right people.
    I put out a lot more money on them then I ever got back.
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    Originally posted by Sicklecellanemia
    I used to be into your hobby.My kids put an end to that.
    I had a lot of everything.
    I had an Androcnois bi color scorpion that an "importer/exporter" friend of mine got me.
    Yeah, those things are fast! I've got one. I've also got the A. australis, which I think is tied at 1st place with the deathstalker for 'most venomous scorpion'.
    I'll tell you what is even cooler, though. Parabuthis Transvaalicus (I think I gave the common name as 'african thick tail' in my first post). Have you ever heard of these? They look kind of like A. bicolor, but they are bigger and grey-coloured. They can actually spit and spray venom like some cobras can!

    Originally posted by Sicklecellanemia
    They are the second most venomous known scorpion in the world.
    I had a king baboon and was wondering if your goliath bird eater is as aggressive as a king baboon?
    I think they are supposed to be, but mine really is not. He has not tried to attack me or anything. If I need to go into the cage for some reason, he just backs up into a corner and stays out of my way.
    King Baboons are awesome, btw. The next 2 spiders on my list are King Baboon and Cobalt Blue.

    Originally posted by Sicklecellanemia
    My spider would attack the sides of it's aqarium every time someone walked into the room.
    I had Starburst baboons, chillian rose hairs, Emperor scorpians, pink toed spiders, poison dart frogs, an alligator, a salt water croc, a caimen, a reticulated python, an african rock python, a couple of ball pythons, some burmese pythons, two red tailed boas, an asian water monitor, about 30 hedgehogs, and numerous other critters that I will not name either to save room or to protect the guilty.
    Damn, you were really into this. I've always like crocidilians. If I had a LOT of money and room I'd buy an alligator. They have them at the place I get my inverts from. It's amazing how calm they are. I even got to hold a small one.
    I think Caimens look nicer, but christ are they mean. Were you able to handle yours at all?

    Originally posted by Sicklecellanemia
    It's funny, but I have more money now, even while raising three kids then I ever had back then after trying to feed all of those critters.
    I raised my own rats, mice, and rabbits but I had to feed them and still buy feeder fish, crickets, etc.
    After a short time it was truely a job checking on all of them and cleaning up, not to mention my water/heat bill or when a reptile would get rot mouth and I had to pay for the vet bill.
    Ever have to give a 15 foot reticulated python a shot of anti biotic?
    When I met my wife, the venomous critters were the first ones to go, when she got pregnant with our oldest the crocidillians and large snakes went, eventually I got rid of almost everything.
    All I have now are 7 pitbulls, a cat, a frog, and a turtle.
    Yeah, it can be a really time-consuming hobby - especially if you get into reptiles. I would not be handle that level of responsiblity...yet.
    My collection seems to grow by the month, lol

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    Parabuthis Transvaalicus (I think I gave the common name as 'african thick tail' in my first post). Have you ever heard of these? They look kind of like A. bicolor, but they are bigger and grey-coloured. They can actually spit and spray venom like some cobras can!
    I may have heard of the common name african thick tail but it has been a while.

    The next 2 spiders on my list are King Baboon and Cobalt Blue.
    King baboons are generally super aggressive, as a matter of fact, all of the baboon spiders that I ever owned were aggressive and unhandleable, but none were as extremely aggressive as my King was.
    The one good thing about them is the fact that you don't have to clean their terrariums very often.

    I think Caimens look nicer, but christ are they mean. Were you able to handle yours at all?
    Caimens are smaller (luckily) but no, I never felt safe handling my caimen or my croc. They are, from my experience, far worse than alligators and even worse than crocs, but the Asian water monitor was almost as bad as the caimen.
    The caimen and the alligator are at local wildlife safari type place and the croc is dead.They spend their winters in a partially filled indoor swimming pool.
    The biggest problem with owning a crocidilian species is the fact that you have to keep the temperature no lower than 72 and not usually higher than around 80 degrees or they don't digest their food properly.
    That would not be hard except that they need both land and water to remain healthy.

    Yeah, it can be a really time-consuming hobby - especially if you get into reptiles. I would not be handle that level of responsiblity...yet.
    Don't forget money consuming.
    Even if you have enough room to raise your own feeder animals, there is still electric, water, vet bills, housing for the reptile (somethings special housing in the case of large snakes, monitors, and crocidillians), the cost of each animal, and numerous other costs.

    My collection seems to grow by the month, lol
    LmWao, that's what happens, the next thing you know you may be gutting out your tv, stereo, replacing your cubboard doors with glass or hard plastic, and drilling close together steel slabs over your windows to prevent large reptiles from escaping out of their own room, lol.
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    Originally posted by Sicklecellanemia
    Caimens are smaller (luckily) but no, I never felt safe handling my caimen or my croc. They are, from my experience, far worse than alligators and even worse than crocs, but the Asian water monitor was almost as bad as the caimen.
    The caimen and the alligator are at local wildlife safari type place and the croc is dead.They spend their winters in a partially filled indoor swimming pool.
    The biggest problem with owning a crocidilian species is the fact that you have to keep the temperature no lower than 72 and not usually higher than around 80 degrees or they don't digest their food properly.
    That would not be hard except that they need both land and water to remain healthy.
    I've never dealt with Asian water monitors, but I know how Niles can be.
    The nastiest experience I ever had with one was not even bite-related. I was working at this pet store at the time, and some guy wanted to see the Nile. So I picked it up, my hand grasping it behind the head so that it could not snap at me.
    Well all of a sudden I hear this "popping" sound. Then this liquid shit literally shot out of the monitors ass and splattered all over my arm. It was so nasty. lol

    The temperature requirements for crocidilians sound like a real pain. I did not know it had to be that exact.

    Originally posted by Sicklecellanemia
    Don't forget money consuming.
    Even if you have enough room to raise your own feeder animals, there is still electric, water, vet bills, housing for the reptile (somethings special housing in the case of large snakes, monitors, and crocidillians), the cost of each animal, and numerous other costs.
    Yeah. I know a few people who are really into it the way you used to be. It just seems like too much.
    I am going to start breeding inverts soon, though. That's going to be pretty time and money-consuming as well. I figure I'm going to just stick them all in the same room and use a space-heater and humidifier. That'll hopefully cut down on some of the money and hassle.

    I'm surprised you never got into centipedes. Take a look at the selection this guy has:

    http://www.invertepet.com/catalog.htm

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    Originally posted by Scathach
    are they all vicious? i mean,probably a stupid q but dont any of them like being held even for short periods of time or are the spiders you see on peoples hands/arms in pictures,really unhappy/uncomfortable?
    nonetheless i dont really see why anyone would want to hold one for a long time!
    Well almost everything I've got is vicious. I could handle the mexican red knee and rio grande gold tarantulas, and have handled the Centruroides gracilis scorpion. In retrospect that was a pretty stupid move, because its venom is rather strong (though not 'deadly').
    The rose hair tarantula I recommended you get is actually quiet handleable. For scorpions, the Emperors are safest. All centipedes are mean as hell, though.

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