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blooms
05-02-2009, 11:28 AM
I have heard that different types of NW T's have urticating hairs with differing severity.

How bad are the urticating hairs of Xenesthis immanis and Phormictopus cancerides?

If they kick hairs when their (25 cm high with ventilation holes between .5 cm and 1 cm cage) is closed, what is the chance of these hairs wafting out?

xhexdx
05-02-2009, 11:37 AM
I have heard that different types of NW T's have urticating hairs with differing severity.

How bad are the urticating hairs of Xenesthis immanis and Phormictopus cancerides?

If they kick hairs when their (25 cm high with ventilation holes between .5 cm and 1 cm cage) is closed, what is the chance of these hairs wafting out?

High.

Here are search results from searching "Urticating hair" in this forum:

http://www.arachnoboards.com/ab/search.php?searchid=1720047

BrynWilliams
05-02-2009, 12:07 PM
I'd agree with Xhexdx, I was changing the water in my rosea's tank (she's a little aggro cow) when she kicked hairs, i was wearing gloves (knowing she does this) so thought i was ok, but leaning over the tank to see the water dish I felt them start to itch in my face, so yeah they fly pretty darn well :8o

BCscorp
05-02-2009, 12:10 PM
My 2.5-3 inch B. boehmi was at least a foot away from me n kicked hairs..I thought nothing of it till awhile later my arms started to itch.

Lennie Collins
05-02-2009, 12:30 PM
I have heard that different types of NW T's have urticating hairs with differing severity.

How bad are the urticating hairs of Xenesthis immanis and Phormictopus cancerides?

If they kick hairs when their (25 cm high with ventilation holes between .5 cm and 1 cm cage) is closed, what is the chance of these hairs wafting out?

Different urticating hairs affect people differently. You might have a reaction while someone might not and vice-versa.

Hilikus311
05-02-2009, 01:24 PM
Different urticating hairs affect people differently. You might have a reaction while someone might not and vice-versa.

Agreed and definatly true

Miss Bianca
05-02-2009, 02:28 PM
just thought to mention..
that the different types of NW Tarantulas have different
types of urticating bristles each.........

WS6Lethal
05-02-2009, 02:39 PM
Also, a T. Blondi is supposed to have some of the worst urticating hairs.

Amazingly, my Chilean Norths have never kicked any hairs, so I'm pretty lucky. These have to be the most docile spiders I've experienced. :cool:

G. pulchra
05-02-2009, 02:49 PM
I would agree with the post above, that different hairs affect people differently. If your looking for T's that minimize hairs, stick with Pokie's

Pacmaster
05-02-2009, 02:59 PM
So heres a question I want to add to this . . .

Do the urticating hairs grow back, or do they come back when it molts?

My new blondi gave a little half-a$$ed kick when I put her in her new tank, has no bald spots on her, but I did see the "cloud".

If its a defense, I would think the hairs might just grow back . . .

xhexdx
05-02-2009, 03:05 PM
So heres a question I want to add to this . . .

Do the urticating hairs grow back, or do they come back when it molts?

My new blondi gave a little half-a$$ed kick when I put her in her new tank, has no bald spots on her, but I did see the "cloud".

If its a defense, I would think the hairs might just grow back . . .

They come back with the molt. That's why tarantulas have bald spots. Hairs get kicked off and don't grow back. Nothing on a tarantula grows back without a molt.

Pacmaster
05-02-2009, 03:09 PM
Thats what I figured.
My smaller "burgandy sp" definately is more of a kicker, and has the pink bald spots to prove it.
If I had to name that T, Id call it Bill- after my buddy who has similar pink spots on his head . . . . ;)

blooms
05-02-2009, 05:08 PM
I'd agree with Xhexdx, I was changing the water in my rosea's tank (she's a little aggro cow) when she kicked hairs, i was wearing gloves (knowing she does this) so thought i was ok, but leaning over the tank to see the water dish I felt them start to itch in my face, so yeah they fly pretty darn well :8o

I was really wondering about the possibility of the hairs wafting up out of a closed tank where the ventilation holes are .5 cm to 1 cm and the lid is 25 cm above the floor of the tank.

If so, I wonder if keeping a cloth on top of the tank would prevent this.

blooms
05-02-2009, 05:10 PM
How bad are the urticating hairs of Xenesthis immanis and Phormictopus cancerides?


Does anyone know anything about these species? Are their urticating hairs as bad as a Blondi's or more benign?

Thanks

xhexdx
05-02-2009, 05:19 PM
I was really wondering about the possibility of the hairs wafting up out of a closed tank where the ventilation holes are .5 cm to 1 cm and the lid is 25 cm above the floor of the tank.

If so, I wonder if keeping a cloth on top of the tank would prevent this.

I believe I answered your question in my first reply. Yes, a cloth would probably help prevent it.


Does anyone know anything about these species? Are their urticating hairs as bad as a Blondi's or more benign?

Thanks

I gave you a link in my first post to all kinds of urticating hair posts. Read through them, maybe you'll find what you're looking for. I'm not going to do all the work for you. ;)

Also, it was stated above that hairs react differently with different people, so you still may have a different reaction than anyone else has had.

--Joe

wedge07
05-02-2009, 06:50 PM
Amazingly, my Chilean Norths have never kicked any hairs, so I'm pretty lucky. These have to be the most docile spiders I've experienced. :cool:

My rosie doesn't kick hairs. I think she would rather eat me instead.

Miss Bianca
05-02-2009, 06:58 PM
If its a defense, I would think the hairs might just grow back . . .


the really notorious kickers, (like my B. Auratum)..
kick so much that they wind up with a big bald patch
on the opisthosoma, and usually remain with no urticating bristles to kick...
doesn't stop them from trying to though!

They definitely do not grow back though...
none of their 'hairs' grow, they are replaced...

:?

Miz
05-02-2009, 09:10 PM
i'd also like to note, that just because your T didn't kick, doesn't mean you won't get hairs in your skin. touching their abdomen can do it... and they often will place hairs around their molt area so removing molts can get you stuck too :eek: leftover hairs from previous kicks can get stirred into the air if you're fiddling inside the enclosure and they'll get in you just like if they'd kicked them

The Emperor
05-02-2009, 11:08 PM
Oddly enough I have never had a tarantula kick hairs at me.

dukegarda
05-03-2009, 12:36 PM
Huh. Maybe I'm just super-human, but the hairs don't do anything to me. the rosies I used to have would kick while I held them, the hairs would land on me, and nothing.

My smithi kick hairs like mad while I'm in their tanks, and it doesn't have any effect on me.

I've had NW Ts for quite some time, 2+ years, and have been exposed to the hairs quite religiously. I have no reaction. :?

Someone explain.

Grass irritates me like mad though... I roll around on some grass... I'll be scratching for hours. Curse you mother earth!

WS6Lethal
05-03-2009, 12:42 PM
Grass irritates me like mad though... I roll around on some grass... I'll be scratching for hours. Curse you mother earth!

Now that your T's know your weakness, they're going to start throwing grass at you when their pissed. :p

dukegarda
05-03-2009, 12:44 PM
Now that your T's know your weakness, they're going to start throwing grass at you when their pissed. :p

Wouldn't surprise me. {D

hotguy92
05-03-2009, 03:38 PM
you tell em joe.

TomM
12-16-2009, 12:14 AM
This thread hasn't been touched in a while but I have a question and I've searched for a while but I couldn't find the answer. I might have even seen a thread about this but I just can't find it. Anyways...

Which NW species do NOT have urticating hairs?

luckie_couture
12-16-2009, 04:14 AM
This thread hasn't been touched in a while but I have a question and I've searched for a while but I couldn't find the answer. I might have even seen a thread about this but I just can't find it. Anyways...

Which NW species do NOT have urticating hairs?

Hmm..I'm pretty sure Psalmos don't have any(If you're into arboreals), but are a bit on the aggressive side.

Mack&Cass
12-16-2009, 01:26 PM
Tapinauchenius and Psalmopoeus lack them, as well as members of Ischnocolinae such as Holothele sp

equuskat
12-16-2009, 02:10 PM
The hairs don't just magically waft up out of the cage. They can float out most definitely when they are kicked off or when the cage is disturbed for maintenance, but they do not just come out of the containers without "help." While they do float pretty well and make a sort of "cloud," gravity does work on them (lol) and they do settle.

Arachnoholic420
12-16-2009, 07:47 PM
Different urticating hairs affect people differently. You might have a reaction while someone might not and vice-versa.

I agree... and it all depends on how sensitive ur skin is.... i handle most of my T's... yes they have kicked their hairs at me and i handled them while their kickin as well... but i dont get itch or the rashes most ppl get...

Tindalos
12-16-2009, 09:45 PM
Huh. Maybe I'm just super-human, but the hairs don't do anything to me. the rosies I used to have would kick while I held them, the hairs would land on me, and nothing.

My smithi kick hairs like mad while I'm in their tanks, and it doesn't have any effect on me.

I've had NW Ts for quite some time, 2+ years, and have been exposed to the hairs quite religiously. I have no reaction. :?

Someone explain.

Grass irritates me like mad though... I roll around on some grass... I'll be scratching for hours. Curse you mother earth!


im not affected by any type of U-hair yet.... but when i come into contact with hot water.... the itch... it is on! after i get haired anyways

next time you are haired rinse your hands in hot water and see what happens.

Kamikaze
12-17-2009, 12:23 AM
My Acanthoscurria geniculata kicks her hairs like crazy.
she kicks more hair than any of my Ts