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I have pet Spiders. AMA.

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SpidaMama · 16/09/2022 22:34

Name changed as outing

These are my pet jumping spiders.

Previously arachnophobic!

I have pet Spiders. AMA.
I have pet Spiders. AMA.
I have pet Spiders. AMA.
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weewill · 16/09/2022 22:39

Cute! What do you do with them? Just look? Are they 'clever'?

Riseabove · 16/09/2022 22:41

How did you get over your phobia? Your pet spids are very cute!

SomethingFast · 16/09/2022 22:41

Would you like any more? Happy to send over all of the the ones in my house!

KeyErro · 16/09/2022 22:43

They're beautiful! How did you change your mindset?

SpidaMama · 16/09/2022 22:45

weewill · 16/09/2022 22:39

Cute! What do you do with them? Just look? Are they 'clever'?

They're jumping spiders so don't mind being handled (though it's still dependent on individual spider)

So I hold them. Watch them. Feed them.

They're very enquisative.

I have pet Spiders. AMA.
I have pet Spiders. AMA.
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Antarcticant · 16/09/2022 22:46

Oh, they're ever so cute. I like spiders and spend a lot of time saving house spiders from my cats, who always want to eat them - I pick them up and pop them safely outside! For that reason I couldn't have pet spiders, as my cats would regard them as lunch, but lovely to see your pics, OP.

SpidaMama · 16/09/2022 22:48

Riseabove · 16/09/2022 22:41

How did you get over your phobia? Your pet spids are very cute!

I saw a random video of a jumping spider and thought it was really cute. So I watched a few more. And a few more. And eventually after watching hours of videos I got a teeny jumper from a petshop. I was still quite scared of her, they're fast when they want to be.

I had her 14 months before she passed away.

After that I continued to watch videos of larger spiders and I eventually held a tarantula which really helped!

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SpidaMama · 16/09/2022 22:49

SomethingFast · 16/09/2022 22:41

Would you like any more? Happy to send over all of the the ones in my house!

No thankyou. Not fond of house spiders ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

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SpidaMama · 16/09/2022 22:50

Antarcticant · 16/09/2022 22:46

Oh, they're ever so cute. I like spiders and spend a lot of time saving house spiders from my cats, who always want to eat them - I pick them up and pop them safely outside! For that reason I couldn't have pet spiders, as my cats would regard them as lunch, but lovely to see your pics, OP.

Thankyou!

Yes, I've gone from killing ANY spider in the house to relocating them to the downstairs toilet so they can be dry and warm ๐Ÿ˜‚ Even the nasty hairy ones. I don't think I'll ever be a fan of those.

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SpidaMama · 17/09/2022 10:26

Breakfast time

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Antarcticant · 17/09/2022 10:28

Is that a meal worm?

Whatwouldscullydo · 17/09/2022 10:29

Aw they adorable

Do any friends or family refuse to come over now?

I.want to get a tarantula akd a giant millipede but dd1 won't entertain the idea

Mydpisgrumpierthanyours · 17/09/2022 10:30

Do your neighbours know? If so arent they freaked out in case they escaped?
Have they escaped? Can you breed them/interested in breeding them?
Have they escaped? Do you get visitors decline to come over?
Sorry I'm just desperately hoping your not my next door neighbour ๐Ÿ˜‚

PoseyFlump · 17/09/2022 10:35

I don't know why I clicked on this when I'm super scared of spiders! But I have to say, Lydia is pretty cute.

How big are they and do they 'jump'?

SpidaMama · 17/09/2022 15:57

Antarcticant · 17/09/2022 10:28

Is that a meal worm?

Yep. They eat mealworm and flies.

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SpidaMama · 17/09/2022 15:58

Whatwouldscullydo · 17/09/2022 10:29

Aw they adorable

Do any friends or family refuse to come over now?

I.want to get a tarantula akd a giant millipede but dd1 won't entertain the idea

No, because at most they're the size of a thumbnail at most and they're in a secure enclosure so never had anyone be too worried.

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SpidaMama · 17/09/2022 15:59

PoseyFlump · 17/09/2022 10:35

I don't know why I clicked on this when I'm super scared of spiders! But I have to say, Lydia is pretty cute.

How big are they and do they 'jump'?

She is, isn't she?!

They do jump! Springy little things.

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Soubriquet · 17/09/2022 16:02

Same!

Ive got my eye on Arachnomoria for my next baby though. She has some absolute stunners

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SpidaMama · 17/09/2022 16:03

Mydpisgrumpierthanyours · 17/09/2022 10:30

Do your neighbours know? If so arent they freaked out in case they escaped?
Have they escaped? Can you breed them/interested in breeding them?
Have they escaped? Do you get visitors decline to come over?
Sorry I'm just desperately hoping your not my next door neighbour ๐Ÿ˜‚

My direct neighbours don't know but I don't think they'd be bothered.

My neighbour afacing me had a tarantula so they're not bothered.

They've never escaped.
You can breed them but I have no interest, they produce around 100 babies in a sac and you have to eventually separate them and feed them individually. Too much work for me!

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SpidaMama · 17/09/2022 16:03

Soubriquet · 17/09/2022 16:02

Same!

Ive got my eye on Arachnomoria for my next baby though. She has some absolute stunners

Aww my babies are from The Phidippus palace :)

He's gorgeous ๐Ÿ˜

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YesitsBess · 17/09/2022 16:04

Lydia looks like Lucas the spider! I have no questions but I want one now.

Actually I do, how do you not lose them?

Soubriquet · 17/09/2022 16:04

Heโ€™s from Paris at Magick Morphs.

Sheโ€™s been so helpful with me. Have you joined the groups on FB?

Im sure I recall a post about a Lydia on there

SpidaMama · 17/09/2022 16:10

Soubriquet · 17/09/2022 16:04

Heโ€™s from Paris at Magick Morphs.

Sheโ€™s been so helpful with me. Have you joined the groups on FB?

Im sure I recall a post about a Lydia on there

Yep I'm on them, glad I NC now ๐Ÿ˜‚

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SpidaMama · 17/09/2022 16:13

YesitsBess · 17/09/2022 16:04

Lydia looks like Lucas the spider! I have no questions but I want one now.

Actually I do, how do you not lose them?

Some people keep them in their enclosures and don't take them out often. I handle mine a few times a week, for fun and they're enquisative and want to come out. Especially Dookie.

You just have to be aware and careful and have a cup on standby to catch them.

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SpidaMama · 17/09/2022 17:00

Pretty Lydia

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