Tom's Big Spiders - Tarantulas and Inverts

The Stigmatization of Old Worlds (and Some Thoughts on the Ladder System)

December 30, 2019 Tom Moran Season 2 Episode 48
Tom's Big Spiders - Tarantulas and Inverts
The Stigmatization of Old Worlds (and Some Thoughts on the Ladder System)
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Tom's Big Spiders - Tarantulas and Inverts
The Stigmatization of Old Worlds (and Some Thoughts on the Ladder System)
Dec 30, 2019 Season 2 Episode 48
Tom Moran

After recently having two keepers tell me that they would NEVER get any old world tarantulas because they are "too dangerous", it got me thinking. Have we, as a hobby, gone too far in trying to caution folks against the faster, more venomous species? Are they really that dangerous to keep? Also, some thoughts on the "ladder system", and how it may not work for everyone. 

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After recently having two keepers tell me that they would NEVER get any old world tarantulas because they are "too dangerous", it got me thinking. Have we, as a hobby, gone too far in trying to caution folks against the faster, more venomous species? Are they really that dangerous to keep? Also, some thoughts on the "ladder system", and how it may not work for everyone.