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#11237 - Not really. I feel like ****, like... empty inside. She …  [+] (3 replies) 03/16/2016 on feupy's profile 0
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#11238 - feupy (03/16/2016) [-]
Better feeling empty inside now that for the rest of your life, which is what would happen if you were to marry a girl who doesn't care about your relationship.
I'm sorry for you ad I know you must feel bad but... it's a lesser pain, hang in there.
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#11239 - zergiel (03/16/2016) [-]
Thank you... I needed to read that... And you are right feupy. I will get over this... it's just... it doesn't go away as fast as I would like to... There's no medicine for a broken heart.
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#11240 - feupy (03/16/2016) [-]
Doesn't go as fast ? It's not even been a day ! Give yourself some more time.
#11235 - Yesterday, I broke up with my gf... Here's how it went: …  [+] (5 replies) 03/16/2016 on feupy's profile 0
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#11236 - feupy (03/16/2016) [-]
Well, I guess it's for the best if she wasn't going to make any effort.

Are you okay ?
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#11237 - zergiel (03/16/2016) [-]
Not really. I feel like shit, like... empty inside. She was everything to me feupy... She was the woman I thought I was going to marry. She told me all her future plans involved me... But how can she say that and still not want to make any effort? The thing that hurts me the most is that she didn't even try... She never said let's talk about it or maybe we can work it out... No she just said "Whatever decision you chose I will abide by it" like she was some fucking stranger to the relationship.
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#11238 - feupy (03/16/2016) [-]
Better feeling empty inside now that for the rest of your life, which is what would happen if you were to marry a girl who doesn't care about your relationship.
I'm sorry for you ad I know you must feel bad but... it's a lesser pain, hang in there.
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#11239 - zergiel (03/16/2016) [-]
Thank you... I needed to read that... And you are right feupy. I will get over this... it's just... it doesn't go away as fast as I would like to... There's no medicine for a broken heart.
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#11240 - feupy (03/16/2016) [-]
Doesn't go as fast ? It's not even been a day ! Give yourself some more time.
#11233 - Ok that works I'm already on  [+] (1 reply) 03/13/2016 on feupy's profile 0
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#11234 - feupy (03/13/2016) [-]
let me out of bed and turn my computer on
#11231 - Yes  [+] (3 replies) 03/13/2016 on feupy's profile 0
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#11232 - feupy (03/13/2016) [-]
well i have a bit of time now if you want
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#11233 - zergiel (03/13/2016) [-]
Ok that works I'm already on
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#11234 - feupy (03/13/2016) [-]
let me out of bed and turn my computer on
#11229 - yes... Welp I'm in need like... to actually talk.  [+] (5 replies) 03/13/2016 on feupy's profile 0
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#11230 - feupy (03/13/2016) [-]
its that serious ?
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#11231 - zergiel (03/13/2016) [-]
Yes
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#11232 - feupy (03/13/2016) [-]
well i have a bit of time now if you want
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#11233 - zergiel (03/13/2016) [-]
Ok that works I'm already on
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#11234 - feupy (03/13/2016) [-]
let me out of bed and turn my computer on
#11227 - Hello mon ami. I need to skype you... There are many things th…  [+] (7 replies) 03/12/2016 on feupy's profile 0
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#11228 - feupy (03/13/2016) [-]
oh, tell me ? a turmoil ?
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#11229 - zergiel (03/13/2016) [-]
yes... Welp I'm in need like... to actually talk.
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#11230 - feupy (03/13/2016) [-]
its that serious ?
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#11231 - zergiel (03/13/2016) [-]
Yes
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#11232 - feupy (03/13/2016) [-]
well i have a bit of time now if you want
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#11233 - zergiel (03/13/2016) [-]
Ok that works I'm already on
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#11234 - feupy (03/13/2016) [-]
let me out of bed and turn my computer on
#123 - btw thank you for getting the time and effort to type that all…  [+] (1 reply) 02/23/2016 on FUCK NO, FUCK YOU, FUCK... +1
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#124 - tecteam (02/24/2016) [-]
Call it a public service. ;-)
#122 - Thanks, ell being a med student in his lasts years and all I d…  [+] (1 reply) 02/23/2016 on FUCK NO, FUCK YOU, FUCK... +1
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#125 - tecteam (02/24/2016) [-]
Dude... You live in just the right place for a varied fauna, your country is in the Top 10 in regards to most species of any kind, maybe Venezuelans doesn't take note of it simply because they're used to it, but those of us who actually take this stuff seriously are well aware of it!

Spiders and snakes are fascinating creatures, but I wouldn't think of you as a coward for not keeping them, there's tons of animals I find fascinating, yet have no wish to keep. Besides, you've got your studies, and the to be honest I'd say that there's more need for doctors, than people keeping spiders, so just keep up the good work, the world needs people like you...

I'm sorry to hear about the state of your country though, but as the character Eric Draven said in the movie The Crow -"It can't rain all the time", things will get better mate, it always does. As for the spider, we're already breeding them here in Denmark, over here we very rarely deal in wild caught specimens, I'd approximate that about 99% or more are bred in-country, as hobbyists "pimp" out their adult males to other hobbyists that have one or more adult females, of the same species. Once males reach maturity and have "loaded up the guns" with sperm, they get to go on a mating trip they'll never forget for the rest of their lives, primarily because adult males die shortly after reaching maturity, unlike the females that can live for up to 20+ years for some species.
#88 - It's nice to see there are people that enthusiastically love t…  [+] (7 replies) 02/22/2016 on FUCK NO, FUCK YOU, FUCK... +2
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#110 - tecteam (02/23/2016) [-]
I reckon this might be a long one, so I'll try to clear up a few things along the way, there's a lot of points to cover, in order explain exactly what these animals are. I'll probably also have to cut it post up into a few pieces, I'll see if I can post them so everything connected.

The spiders I've kept are the big ones that are commonly referred to as "tarantulas", they aren't Tarantulas in the scientific sense of the word, as the word Tarantula in itself refers to a very specific species of spider, as in there is only one Tarantula. A more accurate name for the spiders I've kept, are Theraphosids. When you're dealing with spiders (or any other animal for that matter), on as in-depth level as most of us hobbyists do, we try to weed out possible misunderstandings by using the Latin names. I don't know 99% of the common names, so primarily I'll use the Latin ones. That won't matter to you though, you can always look 'em up if needed.

Now on to the fun part. Considering you have an extremely diverse fauna in Venezuela, I wouldn't stand a chance at naming just a fraction of it, and I can't in all honesty tell you that I know for a fact that there's no bugs present in your country that you have a good reason to be scared of, but in all probability you have very few bugs that can present a threat.

As for the P. irminia it isn't considered a beginner's species, they're arboreal as I said. That means they're built lighter than the ground dwelling species, and thus are generally faster. Also the scopulae ("soles on their feet") are wider because they climb more, and the adhesive surfaces enables them to get a better grip on everything they touch. They also have two extendable claws on each foot, used for hanging on to small branches, or dusty surfaces where they can't get a grip with their "suction cups". They can even climb on smooth vertical surfaces, like a window.

The P. irminia isn't the only theraphosid discovered in Venezuela, if I had to make a wild guess I'd say you had at least 30-40 different species living there, possibly a whole lot more. If I recall correctly most of the theraphosid spiders can be found between the 25th northern parallel, and the 40th southern parallel, and that puts Venezuela very much inside that area.

As for the name, the P. irminia got its common name due to the stripes on its abdomen (the ass-end, spiders only have two body sections, unlike insects that have three), and its somewhat feisty demeanor. Generally theraphosids from the "New World" (the Americas) are less aggressive than those found in the "Old World" because the American spiders in most cases have a defense mechanism called urticating hairs. These are tiny, pointed hairs with barbs on, located on the abdomen. When the spider feels threatened, it will kick off these hairs in the direction of the threat, and when these hairs get into you mouth, nose, and eyes, you'll have a seriously bad day, because they itch and sting. Now, the "problem" with the P. irminia and all the others of the same genus (all spiders with a name starting with "Psalmopoeus") is that they don't have these urticating hairs, so the only way they can defend themselves, is be acting in a threatening manner. That's what we saw in the gif. Sometimes spiders who lack urticating hairs will rear up on their hind legs, lift up their front legs, and bare their fangs. This is a threat posture meant to scare whatever disturbed them, away. But all spiders have personality, some species are less prone to threat, others are more prone to throw up a display, looking at the species you can only get an idea of how the spider will react, but not a guarantee.
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#109 - tecteam (02/23/2016) [-]
As for how they are as pets, I'd compare them to aquarium fish...
They are pretty to look at, and they are interesting to watch as they hunt and feed (they actually do a little dance while eating, it's called "feeding waltz"), but they aren't for handling unnecessarily. Some of the more docile species can sometimes be handled without a problem, but again, they're wild animals even though they've been bred , and they aren't especially clever. There are fucking smart spiders out there though, but the theraphosids are amongst them. And their eye sight is pretty poor, they are however extremely good at picking up vibrations in the ground or air, due to the hairs that covers their legs and bodies. You could say they have 360º coverage, and can even pick up the wing beat of a fly from around a meter away.

Some species are easy to care for, others are a bit harder. It all depends on two things, namely humidity, and temperature. Now, being from Venezuela I'm sure you're aware of the Paraguana peninsula, and this is where we find the Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens , I posted a pic of it earlier in the thread, amazing spider, it's a predominantly dry habitat species, and considering the Paraguana peninsula has a lowest point of air humidity around 29%, this species can be kept very dry, and seems to be doing best in a dry climate. The Suntiger is a more of a forest dweller, so they need a way higher humidity around 65-70%. And then there's the whole temperature thing as well. Spiders are for the most part not hard to take care of, they need very little room as they usually don't stray very far from their retreat, and they need very little food. Body mass kg for kg, we need around 64.000 times more energy than they do, to function just fine.

If you decide to get a spider, I'll happily give you an in-depth explanation for that particular species, on how to care for it and so on.

As for what they smell like, they don't smell like anything at all... Nothing... But if you have a room full of them like I had, you'll notice a slightly sweet smell around feeding time, when all 60+ are munching down on some poor critter, but otherwise they don't smell.
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#113 - tecteam (02/23/2016) [-]
*That should have been but the theraphosids are NOT amongst them...

I hate this lack of an edit function...
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#123 - zergiel (02/23/2016) [-]
btw thank you for getting the time and effort to type that all out for me. You were very helpful.
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#124 - tecteam (02/24/2016) [-]
Call it a public service. ;-)
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#122 - zergiel (02/23/2016) [-]
Thanks, ell being a med student in his lasts years and all I don't think a spider is very good for me right now, I can barely take care of my four tortoises (although I'll admit they are quite messy at times).
It's incredible to me how so variant fauna is found in my country and people just don't care, I used to -still do but humans are kinda my thing now. love biology as a kid and had a very big amount of books and copied pages of books talking about various animals. Spiders and Snakes were very fascinating but I am not very inclined to any of them as I am quite a fucking coward.

Ya know, too bad my country is basically South American Somalia now, I am sure you could just get one of those bad boys Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens yourself and no one would bat an eye.
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#125 - tecteam (02/24/2016) [-]
Dude... You live in just the right place for a varied fauna, your country is in the Top 10 in regards to most species of any kind, maybe Venezuelans doesn't take note of it simply because they're used to it, but those of us who actually take this stuff seriously are well aware of it!

Spiders and snakes are fascinating creatures, but I wouldn't think of you as a coward for not keeping them, there's tons of animals I find fascinating, yet have no wish to keep. Besides, you've got your studies, and the to be honest I'd say that there's more need for doctors, than people keeping spiders, so just keep up the good work, the world needs people like you...

I'm sorry to hear about the state of your country though, but as the character Eric Draven said in the movie The Crow -"It can't rain all the time", things will get better mate, it always does. As for the spider, we're already breeding them here in Denmark, over here we very rarely deal in wild caught specimens, I'd approximate that about 99% or more are bred in-country, as hobbyists "pimp" out their adult males to other hobbyists that have one or more adult females, of the same species. Once males reach maturity and have "loaded up the guns" with sperm, they get to go on a mating trip they'll never forget for the rest of their lives, primarily because adult males die shortly after reaching maturity, unlike the females that can live for up to 20+ years for some species.