Do you keep spiders as pets?

Do you keep spiders as pets?

  • Yes

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • No

    Votes: 17 100.0%

  • Total voters
    17
Sabi
  • #1
Do any of you have pet spiders?
 
armadillo
  • #2
AAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh! The zoologist in me is dying inside. This thread got posted under 'insects'. OMG OMG OMG. That's like putting a dolphin thread under fish.



Gawd am such a pedant. ;D Poor Sabi. If I was listening to the tidy freak in me, we'd have a section for 'arthopods and such-likes', LOL. This HAS to stop. I promise I'll take my little colored pills from now on. Aaaaaaaand breathe.

Oh, and I hate spiders with all my might. So I'd have to say no, no spider will be a pet under my roof.
 
Dino
  • #3
I kept several in college.
My best buddy during my college years was as into spiders as I am into fish.
 
armadillo
  • #4
I don't get that. I wish I wasn't creeped out, but I totally am. I hate that they scuttle. I hate their legs, I hate their sensory hair. I really hate everything about them. Brrrrrr. They totally give me the creeps.

I think they are as remote in their body structure as can get in comparison to humans. I think that's why they creep a lot of people out. You dont' have a shot in **** of anthropomorphising them. They're just too alien.

I really admire people who don't get creeped out by them, but I just couldn't.

During my studies, we had to do a fair bit of experiments and dissection on different animals. I would NEVER do spiders. I hated it. Am also creeped out by starfish, btw. Maybe I hate the many legs thing.
 
Sabi
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
AAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh! The zoologist in me is dying inside. This thread got posted under 'insects'. OMG OMG OMG. That's like putting a dolphin thread under fish.



Gawd am such a pedant. ;D Poor Sabi. If I was listening to the tidy freak in me, we'd have a section for 'arthopods and such-likes', LOL. This HAS to stop. I promise I'll take my little colored pills from now on. Aaaaaaaand breathe.
Uhh, I really don't get you, I didnt post in the wrong sec did i?

AS I said before spiders are one thing that I really am sort of scared for. I like them from a distance but not by me.
 
armadillo
  • #6
Well spiders are not insects, but I was being facetiously pedantic because, who cares, this is a fish forum.

It's just one of these less known facts I guess, and I like these 'did-you-knows'.

I was really just teasing you for placing it under insects, as it's not like the right subforum exists here anyways. Nor should it, or you would end up with a category for every type of animal there is, LOL.

Sorry I confused you, Sabi.

Uhh, I really don't get you, I didnt post in the wrong sec did i?

And coming from a south african, that's a brave thing to say. You actually have animals that can kill you in the country side, right? I mean snakes, spiders, lions, etc. We have none of them. The most dangerous thing over here is wild boards, I guess. And they're really rare.

AS I said before spiders are one thing that I really am sort of scared for. I like them from a distance but not by me.
 
Neville
  • #7
spiders r one of my favorite, u know they r not insects, insects have 6 legs but spiders have 8; I wanted a Tarantula for so long, but can't find one in Bangladesh.....our spiders r very small....
 
Sabi
  • Thread Starter
  • #8
Well spiders are not insects, but I was being facetiously pedantic because, who cares, this is a fish forum.

It's just one of these less known facts I guess, and I like these 'did-you-knows'.

I was really just teasing you for placing it under insects, as it's not like the right subforum exists here anyways. Nor should it, or you would end up with a category for every type of animal there is, LOL.

Sorry I confused you, Sabi.
No prob. My mistake, you ring a bell! Feel free to move it if you like but there isn't a arachnid section here!

And coming from a south african, that's a brave thing to say. You actually have animals that can kill you in the country side, right? I mean snakes, spiders, lions, etc. We have none of them. The most dangerous thing over here is wild boards, I guess. And they're really rare.
Lions you only get in game reserves, my dear. Snakes? Well yes you get them in the country side, we've come across a cobra twice and spiders weeeel the poisonous ones aren't really common at least i've not come across yet.

spiders r one of my favorite, u know they r not insects, insects have 6 legs but spiders have 8; I wanted a Tarantula for so long, but can't find one in Bangladesh.....our spiders r very small....
Check out this

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Weeeel? What say.

Arrrghhh *shudder*
 
Neville
  • #9
Sabi, the second picture is deffiniely not real....and I don't see what's wrong with the first picture, it looks great!
Spiders Rock
 
Sabi
  • Thread Starter
  • #10
Sabi, the second picture is deffiniely not real....and I don't see what's wrong with the first picture, it looks great!
Spiders Rock

ehhh?:;pirate
 
Allie
  • #11
I'd NEVER keep any bugs or spiders purposely. I like fur and scales. Bug and birds.
 
armadillo
  • #12
Oh honestly, I was being funny. Like you said, it's not like there's an arachnid section!

Oh, and sorry if the lion thing sounded patronising. I really don't want to be one of those people who think that all people who live in Africa go to work by elephant and get eaten by lions on their way to school. But it's just that geographically, you still have predators in your country that are man-killers. I realise that the lions and other big game are in reserves, but they're still there. That was more the point I was making: we have no man-killers in Europe (at least not where am at).

A cobra?! Wow!

No prob. My mistake, you ring a bell! Feel free to move it if you like but there isn't a arachnid section here!
 
Sabi
  • Thread Starter
  • #13
Oh honestly, I was being funny. Like you said, it's not like there's an arachnid section!

Oh, and sorry if the lion thing sounded patronising. I really don't want to be one of those people who think that all people who live in Africa go to work by elephant and get eaten by lions on their way to school. But it's just that geographically, you still have predators in your country that are man-killers. I realise that the lions and other big game are in reserves, but they're still there. That was more the point I was making: we have no man-killers in Europe (at least not where am at).
Hey, hey buddy! I didn't mean anything harsh or snappish! Pls don't take it like that, I just meant to give the proper details and didn't mean anything really! Sorry! And I was kidding abt the arachnid!
Shake? No hard feelings?
 
armadillo
  • #14
Oh there was no hard feelings, Sabi. Gawd, these things in writing are so open to interpretation, aren't they? No, I thought that maybe you'd found it a bit patronising, which wasn't at all the intention. Absoltely no hard feeling whatsoever.
 
Sabi
  • Thread Starter
  • #15
Good! I hate it when I write and it come out wrong!
 
Neville
  • #16
we don't have lions but we have Royal Bengal Tigers in our country in the Sundarbans, they r the biggest cat.....but as their jungles r shrinking like all over the world, sometimes they enter the villages and kill people. Honey gatherers r another victim.
 
armadillo
  • #17
That's really interesting, Neville. I had no idea. Habitat destruction must have them on the brink of extiction, I'll bet.
 
Neville
  • #18
The Sundarbans are home to approximately 400 Bengal Tigers as of 2004 One of the largest single population of tigers. These tigers are well-known for the substantial number of people they kill; estimates range from 100-250 people per year. They are the only man-eating tigers left in the world. (according to wikipedia)
 
armadillo
  • #19
They are stunningly beautiful. They must be so powerful. Look at those muscles.

Wow, that's an amazing toll.
 
Sabi
  • Thread Starter
  • #20
They are! They are my sis best-liked wild animals. Mores the pity so many wild animals are going into extinction!
One of the most powerful creatures here is the leopard, they can drag double their weight up into trees to keep it away from scavengers.

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This is fast going into wild animal debate, lol!
 
Tom
  • #21
I know in the future I want to have a spider or some sort of 'creepy' critter like walking sticks, scorpions, etc.
Tom
 
Neville
  • #22
I know in the future I want to have a spider or some sort of 'creepy' critter like walking sticks, scorpions, etc.
Tom
almost forgot about scorpions, they r one of my favorites...

They are! They are my sis best-liked wild animals. Mores the pity so many wild animals are going into extinction!
One of the most powerful creatures here is the leopard, they can drag double their weight up into trees to keep it away from scavengers.

262.jpg

This is fast going into wild animal debate, lol!

all cats r powerful except Cheetah; but it is the fastest animal on the planet
 
armadillo
  • #23
Cats are soooo noble and beautiful. I love their lean body structure. This one's a beauty.
They are! They are my sis best-liked wild animals. Mores the pity so many wild animals are going into extinction!
One of the most powerful creatures here is the leopard, they can drag double their weight up into trees to keep it away from scavengers.

262.jpg

This is fast going into wild animal debate, lol!
 
Sabi
  • Thread Starter
  • #24
Cats are soooo noble and beautiful. I love their lean body structure. This one's a beauty.
And my fav. wild animal!

Neville, Tom. I can't figure how ppl can keep dangerous animals!
 
Isabella
  • #25
Do any of you have pet spiders?
Not unless some spider is an uninvited guest in my house, lol ;D If I ever find such an uninvited guest, I catch it and let it outside (that's right, I don't even kill bugs found inside my house, lol.)
 
Neville
  • #26
And my fav. wild animal!

Neville, Tom. I can't figure how ppl can keep dangerous animals!
u call scorpions dangerous, people even keep pythons and anacondas as pets. some people even keep tigers, lions and other animals in their private zoo.
 
Tom
  • #27
And my fav. wild animal!

Neville, Tom. I can't figure how ppl can keep dangerous animals!

Do you have a dog? or a largish cat? They both can be very dangerous animals. The insects just use venom since they are so small comapared to anything else and snakes use venom or their strength to kill their prey since they can't exactly hold onto it with arms or legs.
Tom
 
Sabi
  • Thread Starter
  • #28
Yeah I know, I guess I wasn't thinking on those lines!

This is the atrax robustus (funnel web) spider one of the most deadly creatures

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Tom
  • #29
Yeah I know, I guess I wasn't thinking on those lines!

This is the atrax robustus (funnel web) spider one of the most deadly creatures

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Ya, it's cute, but I would never have it as a pet. I would go with a spiderlike a pinked toed tarantula that all I would do is change water and add some food.
Tom
 
Sabi
  • Thread Starter
  • #30
Do you have a dog? or a largish cat? They both can be very dangerous animals. The insects just use venom since they are so small comapared to anything else and snakes use venom or their strength to kill their prey since they can't exactly hold onto it with arms or legs.
Tom
Lol! okay,okay I get the point guys! What I was getting at was the creepines and the deadly venom which these animals carry. Look at it this way, you are more likely to be harmed or more critically so, by a snake/scorpion/whatever than by a dog cat. I know however that lotsa ppl keep them and love it too!

Ya tarantulas are most commonly kept, they have plenty on the local auction site but they go for big bucks!
 
Tom
  • #31
Lol! okay,okay I get the point guys! What I was getting at was the creepines and the deadly venom which these animals carry. Look at it this way, you are more likely to be harmed or more critically so, by a snake/scorpion/whatever than by a dog cat. I know however that lotsa ppl keep them and love it too!

Of course, dog cats don't exist, so it is easier to be harmed by something that exists than by something that doesn't. lol But I know what you are getting at.
Tom
 
Sabi
  • Thread Starter
  • #32
And you say Dave is silly, lol!
 
Tom
  • #33
And you say Dave is silly, lol!

Ya, but I also keep myself out of the equation. lol
Tom
 
Azahara
  • #34
I know this is an old thread, but . . . there's a pet store in town that has a goliath birdeater that I want so badly. X3
 
Tom
  • #35
I know this is an old thread, but . . . there's a pet store in town that has a goliath birdeater that I want so badly. X3

So go and get it. lol Split the tank with the lizard in your sig and put the spider there. lol
Tom

P.S. This isn't really an old thread, an old thread is one of the first ones ever on this board. lol The last reply was 17 days ago.
 
Sabi
  • Thread Starter
  • #36
Will it fit in the tank?
 
Coryd55
  • #37
Does anyone know how big of a tank you need to keep a tarantula. Just out of curiosity. I don't really want one ATM.
 
Dino
  • #38
Some of the smaller species can be kept in a 10 gallon.
 
Narcicius
  • #39
Since when is a spider a fish, I mean this is fishlore.com/fishforum FISH not insect and fish. I think that guy musthave been really bored or something... maybe lost
 
Drea
  • #40
Since when is a spider a fish, I mean this is fishlore.com/fishforum FISH not insect and fish. I think that guy musthave been really bored or something... maybe lost

Some of us have other pets...horses, dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, guinee pigs, hamsters....and we like to share about them. So if you have no interest in those posts, just skip over don't bother reading them .....and we'll have FUN sharing about our other pets! OK? OK!
 

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