So I have a new addition to my little family... which means a new side collection for me. :) Although she's only been living with me for about two weeks, her importance to me isn't any less than my gerbils! Her name is Scarlet and she is a Rose Hair tarantula, and is the cutest little spider you could ever meet. :) She marks an important moment in my life; the moment where I overcame my fear of spiders. Just a month ago, I was so scared and creeped out by spiders that I couldn't even look at pictures of them online! But after weeks of desensitization (looking up pictures and videos daily) I finally built up enough courage to go to an exotic pet expo to look at these creatures up close and personal. After having the chance to hold multiple tarantulas, I still felt on edge and antsy about them. I truly never thought I'd ever come home with one, but the moment I held her it was like all my fear of these small creatures washed away! Anyway, I could go on and on about her, but my main reason for this post is because of my future side collection, Ariados!
If you guys have anything Ariados related, let me know! What I'm most on the lookout for is the tomy figure!!! I'm just so fascinated with spiders now I can't help but transfer that obsession on over to something else I love :) (which is obviously Pokemon). Well, let me know if you guys have the tomy figure, or any other interesting things spider-related! :)
Questions: How many other people have had the experience of holding a tarantula and what was it like? And most importantly...does anyone else in the community own one? It's always good to know a fellow t-lover! (and so far I don't personally know any ;_;)