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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

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 The Most Visible Tarantulas in My Collection February 09, 2020 Episode artwork Chilobrachys Genus ReviewFebruary 02, 2020 Episode artwork Mystery Illness and Tarantulas in Entertainment MediaJanuary 26, 2020 Episode artwork The EMODE Website and the Importance of Doing Research Before You BuyJanuary 19, 2020 Episode artwork The Impact of Fear Mongering YouTube Clickbait on the HobbyJanuary 12, 2020 Episode artwork Some Housekeeping and Tips on Setting Up Different Types of EnclosuresJanuary 05, 2020 Episode artwork The Stigmatization of Old Worlds (and Some Thoughts on the Ladder System)December 30, 2019 Episode artwork Using Substrate and Prey from Outside and Wire Mesh - What are the Risks?December 23, 2019 Episode artwork Scented Candles, Bright Lights, and Stereo Systems - Are They Harmful to Tarantulas?December 15, 2019 Episode artwork Winter Topics, Bioactive Updates, and Full Interview with Animals at HomeDecember 08, 2019 Episode artwork Harpactira pulchripes and My Experiences with Cleaner InsectsDecember 01, 2019 Episode artwork Bonus Episode 2 - Communal UpdatesNovember 27, 2019 Episode artwork Enclosures, Handling, and Protecting Males RevisitedNovember 24, 2019 Episode artwork The "OBT" Revisited and Animals At Home Interview ExcerptNovember 17, 2019 Episode artwork Just How Dangerous Are Tarantulas in the Home?November 10, 2019 Episode artwork Grammostola pulchripes (the Chaco Goldenknee) November 03, 2019 Episode artwork My Attempt at a Tarantula "Glossary"October 27, 2019 Episode artwork