Those trantulas so make me want to get one. I've always wanted one, but the mother is entirely against them! And beautiful spiders btw.
Aw man, that sucks. Idk what to tell you. When I lived with my mom she was completely fine with it. She was already used to me bringing home baby snakes and various bugs from the woods, haha.
But, I did always find that when there was something I shouldn't do (or in your case, get) it was always easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.
Of course your mom might be different.
Skawy! I would not be able to sleep with a spider that large in the room.
Then again i am contemplating on having a scorpion...Oh well she looks funny!
Haha, thats what my sister in law's boyfriend always says.
I did get a scorpion once, but I ended up bringing it back to the pet store because I just wasn't that interested in it. Also it was an emperor scorp so it needed lots of moisture and mold began to grow in its tank at least once a week, it got to be a pain. If I ever get one again (which I probably will), it'll be a desert species so I don't have to worry about mold.
Which species are you thinking about getting?