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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

Some Breeding Projects and P. metallica NotesAugust 18, 2019 Episode artwork H. Chilensis Update, Substrate Talk, and the Importance of Foliage in EnclosuresAugust 11, 2019 Episode artwork Did I Say That? Clarifying My Opinions on a Few Issues.August 04, 2019 Episode artwork Best "Starter" Old World TarantulasJuly 28, 2019 Episode artwork Listener Questions Part 2 - Species that Gave me Trouble and Moving from Terrestrials to ArborealsJuly 21, 2019 Episode artwork Listener Questions Part 1 - Mold/Fungus, Protecting Ts from Other Pets, and Teaching vs. ScoldingJuly 15, 2019 Episode artwork Some Activities for "Advanced" Keepers to Keep the Hobby Fresh (and Updates!).July 08, 2019 Episode artwork Using Tarantulas to Get Over a Fear of SpidersJune 30, 2019 Episode artwork A Rainbow of Tarantulas and My Top 10 List of Personal Favorite SpidersJune 23, 2019 Episode artwork The "Aggressive" Tarantula Myth (and How to Decrease Defensiveness)June 17, 2019 Episode artwork Accidental Mystery Spiders (or Buying a Mislabeled Tarantula)June 10, 2019 Episode artwork Ants! Protecting Your Spiders from These InvadersJune 02, 2019 Episode artwork A Sick Tarantula and H. devamatha Care NotesMay 26, 2019 Episode artwork Sericopelma sp. Santa Catalina and Pseudhapalopus sp blueMay 19, 2019 Episode artwork H. chilensis "Chilean Flame" Fasting IssuesMay 12, 2019 Episode artwork Theraphosa blondi and a Substrate UpdateMay 05, 2019 Episode artwork A Huge Thank You, Some Updates, and N. tripepiiApril 28, 2019 Episode artwork Crypsidromus sp. Costa Rica (Black emilia) and Sling DeathsApril 21, 2019 Episode artwork Bioactive Enclosures Update and the GBB as a Beginner SpeciesApril 14, 2019 Episode artwork Aphonopelma ReviewApril 07, 2019 Episode artwork The Water Dish Debate and Bioactive UpdatesMarch 31, 2019 Episode artwork P. metallica Communal Rehouse and Isopod IssuesMarch 24, 2019 Episode artwork Ordering Tarantulas Online - Some Things to KnowMarch 17, 2019 Episode artwork Poecilotheria Review UpdateMarch 10, 2019 Episode artwork Moisture Dependent Species (and the Lingering Importance of Damp Substrate)March 03, 2019 Episode artwork