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mezzle992
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PostSubject: handling question   11/3/2010, 3:33 pm

i want to pick up one of my baby spinfers they are 3rd instar, how much pain can they inflict with thier sting? and ae they handleable, one of my sinifers is very docile, any tips??
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PostSubject: Re: handling question   11/3/2010, 4:40 pm

mezzle992 wrote:
i want to pick up one of my baby spinfers they are 3rd instar, how much pain can they inflict with thier sting? and ae they handleable, one of my sinifers is very docile, any tips??
It does not hurt as bad as a bee sting and only lasts for an hour at the most BUT if you are alergic or very sensitive it can be dangerous to get stung. When handling let them crawl on you, stay calm and move normally without jerking or grabbing. I do not recomend handling but I know people are going to do it so need to be educated.
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PostSubject: Re: handling question   11/3/2010, 5:02 pm

im not sensitive to venom and ive been stung by wasps and never felt it so i should be ok, so i should just let them crawl on my hand and then pick them up
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PostSubject: Re: handling question   11/3/2010, 5:12 pm

mezzle992 wrote:
im not sensitive to venom and ive been stung by wasps and never felt it so i should be ok, so i should just let them crawl on my hand and then pick them up
Just let them crawl onto your hand,do not pickup with your fingers.
Here is a pick of an H.cyaneus sitting on my arm/hand that stung me prior because I tryed to pick it up with my fingers.
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PostSubject: Re: handling question   11/4/2010, 2:48 pm

Thats a good looking photo. Must be loving the heat coming off ur arm/hand?
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PostSubject: Re: handling question   11/4/2010, 3:54 pm

I've learned one thing about my Spinifers. They are the jumpiest animal I own. A slight breeze, your breath, a jerky moment, a smooth movement with even the slight abnormal pause. All of these things trigger "run and grab".

Don't make my mistake! Ducttape your long-sleeve down so you nipple doesn't get a new peircing!

All in all, I find my Emp's are handleable, my Hetero's are not. But I'm sure people have had much more luck than I have. Just remember, he won't sting his floor, so as long as he things your the earth, you'll be fine.
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PostSubject: Re: handling question   11/4/2010, 5:17 pm

Sure you can handle them, just don't do anything that will piss it off lol
Like Kerrby said, they are very sensitive to vibrations, so even your breath will feel like a gust of wind to them. Try to breathe away from them.

You can place your hand on the ground and use an object to coax them on. If they start to move, you can slowly place the one hand in front of the other and allow them to crawl onto one hand after the other.

If you happen to get stung, just remember not to react violently and throw the scorpion across the room. This has happened to people before and the scorpion may get severely injured.

Make slow, steady movements until you are in tune with your scorpion.

To put them back in their tank, place your hand in the enclosure and gently coax them in.
That's all there is to it Smile
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