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Posted 12 November 2007 - 01:22 PM

I have read some information that Poecilotheria have a bite that is more painful than other tarantulas. I'm assuming that this is because of their venom, vs physical damage from the bite itself. However, I've not been able to locate any information about the actual effects of a bite on a person. Does anyone have any personal experience or know of some information I might be able to get my hands on?

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 12:03 PM

While I have yet to be nailed I do know that the Poecilotheria's have
a potent cocktail at the ready for any would be threat or attack, more
so than other species. This seems to be the case with the Pokie.
These and the African species pack a nasty bite.
There is LD50 data in the bite and sting area I believe.
Systemic effects and duration of the experience would vary
between different people, but there is information out there.
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Posted 22 November 2007 - 08:53 AM

Ray Gabriel P. pederseni bite found here http://www.thebts.co..._ppederseni.htm

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 09:17 AM

Ray Gabriel P. pederseni bite found here http://www.thebts.co..._ppederseni.htm


Good link mate. Cool.
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Posted 22 November 2007 - 03:55 PM

P.metallica report:
http://www.kryp.foru...-about1231.html

You are going to have to translate it from Swedish though, if you can't read it, PM me and I can send it to you ;)

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 09:16 AM

Thanks for the info. Looks like a Pokie bite is something to avoid. :o

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 06:09 PM

See my report on a recent bite from Poecilotheria subfusca... CLICK HERE.

Eric

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 10:13 AM

See my report on a recent bite from Poecilotheria subfusca... CLICK HERE.

Eric

WOW Eric... I'm glad you have recovered somewhat. That is one nasty bite man.
Other reports I have read coincide with what you have experienced.
There is evidence that relates to the severity of the bite, where the bite is on the
body and how much venom was injected. I read somewhere that it is thought
that the males have more potent venom, but am not sure this has been substantiated.
The difficulty and pain with the breathing aspect has me concerned, not sure what
I would have done. Thank you for the data Eric.
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Posted 28 November 2007 - 05:00 PM

Sorry to read of your bite, Eric but I'm glad you posted it for everyone to share. I'm hoping that because of your experience level and proficiency with these critters, that you just let your guard down briefly and paid the price. I tell myself this because it somehow distances me from the probability of having it happen to me if I remain ever vigilant. Complacency and comfort are 2 words I'm eliminating from my vocabulary when it comes to handling tarantulas. Hope your hand is back to normal soon. Di

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 05:36 AM

Wow Eric!!! If I thought anyone could make it through this hobby without being bitten at least once you were definitely in the top 5.

Hope everything gets better very soon.

P.S. my fiance got bit by a P. tigrinawesseli which can be read here.

http://atshq.org/for...870&postcount=1
http://atshq.org/for...871&postcount=2




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