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Tom's Big Spiders - Tarantulas and Inverts

Tom Moran

A podcast devoted to the proper care and upkeep of tarantulas and other inverts. After keeping a G. porteri for over 16 years, I decided that I wanted to add another tarantula to my collection. Several years later, I now keep over 100 specimens and 90+ different species. It’s safe to say that I am now completely addicted to the hobby.I’m NOT an expert, and I’m currently still learning about keeping these fascinating creatures. In fact, there are so many species, that I suspect that I’ll still be learning years from now. This blog is a bit of a journal to track my interest in the hobby and to share some of the information I’ve learned. A teacher by trade, I enjoy passing along what I’ve information and techniques I’ve discovered and helping others in their successful pursuit of this hobby. I enjoy hearing from folks, whether through comments on the blog or email.I have done and continue to do a lot of research, and I will only be discussing animals I personally keep, so the information I present should be current and accurate. I also regularly update older posts with current photos, observations, and information. However, this is an ever-evolving hobby, so I implore anyone interested in keeping these animals to use whatever they find here as a springboard for further research on techniques or species-specific care.

Recent Episodes

When Tarantulas BurrowAugust 02, 2020 Episode artwork Veterinary Care and the "Non Science" Behind RehousingsJuly 26, 2020 Episode artwork Sicarius thomisoides Notes (and Other Ramblings!)July 19, 2020 Episode artwork The Pitfalls of Exaggerating (or Downplaying) the Risks of Keeping Venomous ArachnidsJuly 12, 2020 Episode artwork Xenesthis Species First Impressions (and "Swampy" Enclosures)July 05, 2020 Episode artwork The Anthropomorphization of TarantulasJune 28, 2020 Episode artwork The Sad Story of My O. Philippinus June 21, 2020 Episode artwork Herpcult Enclosure Review and M. Robustum NotesJune 14, 2020 Episode artwork Tarantula Communal Setups - Some ThoughtsJune 07, 2020 Episode artwork My Tarantula Won't Settle In - Some Things to ConsiderMay 30, 2020 Episode artwork If I Could Only Keep 10 Tarantulas...May 24, 2020 Episode artwork Theraphosa Species (T. blondi, T. stirmi, and T. apophysis) HusbandryMay 17, 2020 Episode artwork New Word Tarantulas: Bites, Venom, and Hairs. May 11, 2020 Episode artwork The Dangers of Isopods and Wild Caught ShameMay 03, 2020 Episode artwork Temperatures and Enclosures RevisitedApril 26, 2020 Episode artwork Blue Tarantulas! April 19, 2020 Episode artwork M. Balfouri Communal Death and Are Avics More Fragile?April 12, 2020 Episode artwork Common Beginner Missteps, Avic Sling Enclosure, and Mixing DirtApril 04, 2020 Episode artwork Phormictopus Genus DiscussionMarch 28, 2020 Episode artwork Feeder Options in Case of Quarantine and Water Dishes (Again!)March 22, 2020 Episode artwork Moisture Dependency a "Hoax"? And Preparing for an EmergencyMarch 15, 2020 Episode artwork Yes, It Can Happen to You! Mistakes and Mishaps Some Keepers Think Are Myths. March 08, 2020 Episode artwork Keeping Moisture Dependent Species (and Listener Question)March 01, 2020 Episode artwork Sexing Tarantulas and Determining MaturityFebruary 23, 2020 Episode artwork Tips for Starting a YouTube Channel and Moving Your Tarantula CollectionFebruary 16, 2020 Episode artwork