Tarantulas have Pets








Comments:

13 Aug 2017 23:23 - +2762
Knowing nature, as soon as the eggs have hatched and the frog has served its purpose, the tarantula is going to eat it.
13 Aug 2017 23:44 - +442
Apparently true: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiasmocleis_ventrimaculata One source that Wikipedia points to: http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2009/07/03/tiny-frogs-and-giant-spiders/
14 Aug 2017 00:06 - +319
Mutualism is pretty cool
13 Aug 2017 23:44 - +152
Tarantulas have frog nannies
14 Aug 2017 00:18 - +110
They actually play with the frog and pet it too like we do with dogs
14 Aug 2017 00:51 - +92
Frog to Tarantula: "If a scorpion come by and says I promised him a ride; don't buy that s**t and sent that fool in his way."
14 Aug 2017 00:57 - +53
Wait.... why doesn't the spider just eat the insects?
13 Aug 2017 23:35 - +45
Pets, also known as slaves.
14 Aug 2017 00:23 - +39
You should xpost to r/awwducational. :)
13 Aug 2017 23:55 - +34
So my pet ^has ^^a ^^^pet?
14 Aug 2017 02:11 - +31
http://68.media.tumblr.com/28d1d91158c89188a03377e3a449664e/tumblr_inline_nul1py2aj01ql19ig_1280.png
14 Aug 2017 00:17 - +26
Ok.. which tarantula does that? Because most tarantulas are spinning their eggs in coccoons, attaching them somewhere or taking it with them.
14 Aug 2017 00:38 - +21
We are the Ur-Quan Kohr-Ah. We cleanse or destiny. Make whatever preparations are necessary for your species.
14 Aug 2017 00:26 - +12
/r/spiderbro
13 Aug 2017 23:54 - +12
That's sounds less like a pet and more like the staff. Which is a distinction even human companies fail to make at times.
14 Aug 2017 00:32 - +12
Cases such as this one occur all over the animal kingdom and it has convinced me that animals have a completely different set of senses humans do not possess that facilitate language and behavior. How else could an animal make a conscious decision to align with a natural predator? I understand the mutual benefits each species get from the relationship but how would it begin in the first place without some form of communication between the creatures? Would love to get more information on this from someone knowledgeable on the subject.
14 Aug 2017 01:33 - +9
**VIDEOS** - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw0fGhjIH3w - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftGBQZayVzM - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKgQj9b0b2w)
14 Aug 2017 01:15 - +8
I smell a Disney movie....
14 Aug 2017 01:11 - +7
Hey /u/Waterguy12 check this out
14 Aug 2017 04:01 - +5
We have doggos, they have froggos.
14 Aug 2017 01:51 - +5
Wouldn't this be considered symbiosis? The two creatures working together for their mutual benefit.
14 Aug 2017 01:27 - +5
Symbiotic relationships aren't the same as owner/pet relations.
14 Aug 2017 01:48 - +3
If this was posted on a wednesday you could've had it all
14 Aug 2017 01:51 - +3
Unfortunately a few irresponsible pet frog owners have mistreated their frogs causing an increase in fatal tarantula hatching deaths and a growing mischaracterization of the Pit Bullgrog as a dangerous breed.
14 Aug 2017 02:04 - +3
That's the bro-est thing I've ever read! Hey r/spiderbro! We need more tarantula bros.
14 Aug 2017 01:56 - +2
that's called "[symbiosis](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbiosis)", kids.
14 Aug 2017 02:10 - +2
That is the sweetest case of Stockholm syndrome I've ever heard of
14 Aug 2017 00:56 - +2
This is how humans got dogs.
14 Aug 2017 01:15 - +2
Thats adorable
14 Aug 2017 01:03 - +2
This anime looks sick
14 Aug 2017 02:02 - +2
More of a symbiotic relationship than an owner-pet one...
14 Aug 2017 01:13 - +2
how fucking big is that spider?

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