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  1. I guess the main thing to know about me is I'm a very new hisser keeper! It's been about a week since I've had them and I still haven't worked up the courage to handle them. I know this sounds silly to y'all but I actually have a bit of a fear of bugs. As a kid I was the bug QUEEN. Anytime I was outside I was collecting anything I could get my hands on. That included; ants, caterpillars, praying mantises, and weaver spiders. I caught any and everything. Around 11 tho, I gravitated towards indoor activities like video games and such and before I knew it, I grew a bit of a fear of bugs. Anytime they touch me, I have a knee-jerk reaction and my heart races. I still have a deep respect for insects and refuse to kill any tho! I let house spiders easily coexist with me and will gladly share my area with insects. I've just lost my boldness in handling them, something I strongly wish to gain back. I see hisser keeping as my first step into my new found bug endeavors. Every other day I take out my smallest hisser and try to get them onto my hand, I always chicken out last second tho... I hope you all will not think I'm too silly. I really am trying!
  2. As a kid I loved bugs, but as an adult I have a knee-jerk reaction to anything that isn’t a roly poly. I wanted to get into bug keeping because I still find them wildly interesting. I purchased nymphs thinking they would be tiny and I could grow to get used to them and vice versa... Only thing is, these nymphs are rather big. Wayyy larger than I bargained for. Does anyone have advice for complete newbies handling them? I don’t want to hurt them if I have a sudden reaction to them darting or something.
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