Anonymous asked: What would be the best beginner tarantula?
Chilean rose hairs are considered the best beginner tarantula because they are usually (individual tarantula temperament varies from spider to spider) very docile and are also very easy to care for and hardy, they’re also very pretty and inexpensive :)
Anonymous asked: Hello! I personally think spiders are very beautiful but I have such a huge fear of being close to one.. It's probably the fact that there is a large number of spiders that can hurt you.. I really want to get over my fear of them though! Do you have any suggestions for me to help me get over my fear?
Its actually quite the contrary, the vast majority of spiders are harmless, there are thousands of different kinds and only about 10 or so can hurt you let along cause death. In the americas alone there are only 3 that are possibly deadly but most of the time people report wounds as spider bites from black widows and brown recluses and it’s something else, in south america there’s the Brazilian wandering spider, so chances are when you encounter one it’s not going to hurt you, most spider bites hurt way less than a bee sting and will itch but don’t require medical attention unless you’re unfortunate enough to be allergic. For other tips see my FAQ page :)
hope that helps!
Anonymous asked: So it seems like a good bet that any large/fat spider I meet is a female?
in general yeah :)