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urticating hair

  1. Spiders and Inverts
    I was just thinking about this the other day... I've read about Tarantula bites and flicking hair, but in the two and a bit years since I've started keeping Ts, I've never experience anything of the sort. Of course I've seen some run at me when I open the enclosure for feeding time and I've seen...
  2. Spiders and Inverts
    I'm trying to collate information on urticating hair and its dangers to humans. I'm looking for genuine, well reported instances, of issues with urticating hair on the skin, mouth, throat and eyes. I'm also looking for good photo's of inflamed skin as a result of such hairs. The more detailed...
  3. Spiders and Inverts
    As the title suggests. Visually my salmon pink juvenile (~3 inch legspan) has two types of hair on its abdomen. A dense layer of very small black hairs and a sparse layer of long pink hairs. Which are the urticating hairs?? Nowhere seems to explain which ones they are. Over the last few days...
  4. Spiders and Inverts
    Yet another query about my GBB Sorrryyyy lol So, as you may know, Chroma is due a molt, and watching her just now I observed her walking around, scratching her abdomen. If i recall correctly, they are known to lay urticating hairs near the entrance to their burrow in order to discourage...
  5. Spiders and Inverts
    Just found an awesome write up on urticating hairs and decided it should be posted on here for people to read and understand just how amazing a defense mechanism these things really are!!! Urticating hairs Urticating hairs are one of the primary defense mechanisms used by some New World...
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