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Old 08-20-03, 12:15 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Invictus: What kind of allergy do you have? How can you know that you're allergic to tarantulas without having been exposed to their venom before?

Are you allergic to bees and wasps by any chance? I've never heard of a level 3 allergy before and have studied some nursing, would love an explanation.

It is a good thing to be extra cautious around T's if you're allergic to bee and wasp stings. Surprisingly though, I just found out that an avid tarantula keeper is allergic to bees and wasps but not to tarantula venom, he has been bitten. I thought that was quite surprising!


P.S. I still wont eat worms just for the fun of it, gotta be some $$$ involved!
Keeper of 5 snakes, leopard geckos, 1 green iguana, 20+ tarantulas, 2 dogs & a bunch of rats!
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