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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

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 First Bioactive Tarantula SetupFebruary 24, 2019 Episode artwork Some Thoughts on Last Week's Episode and Communal UpdatesFebruary 17, 2019 Episode artwork Review of "Tarantula Spiders as Pets" as Well as Some Bioactive Enclosure NewsFebruary 10, 2019 Episode artwork Selecting the Right Enclosure Size and a New Tarantula MagazineFebruary 03, 2019 Episode artwork Explaining Large Tarantula Collections to Family and FriendsJanuary 27, 2019 Episode artwork A Comparison of Different Enclosure Types (Glass, Acrylic, and Plastic Bins)January 20, 2019 Episode artwork Listener Questions Part 2January 13, 2019 Episode artwork Listener Questions Part 1 January 06, 2019 Episode artwork Is It Okay to Start Spiderlings in Adult Enclosures?December 31, 2018 Episode artwork
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