In the early evening I noticed that the Aphonopelma seemanni I keep
was entirely out of its burrow. I used a large pair of tweezers to
block the tarantula from bolting backwards into its burrow. Next, I
guided it carefully on my hand.
It was quite restless and got off my hand on the desk. Adam got down
to get my iPhone so I could take a photo while I kept an eye on the
large tarantula sitting on my desk.
It took a few attempts to get the tarantula back on my hand so I could
take a photo of it. Several times it made a short but very audible run
on my desk. After I had taken two photos of the large spider I
returned it back to its terrarium.
Note that I rarely handle the tarantulas I keep. The previous time for
this specimen was when I had just bought it the 7th of
on the above photos it has grown quite a bit.
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