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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.
Three Thrixopelma SpeciesDecember 04, 2022 Episode artwork Bad Tarantula Dealers - How Do They Get Away With It for So Long?November 27, 2022 Episode artwork 10 Things That Can Stress Out Keepers When the Weather Gets ColdNovember 20, 2022 Episode artwork Aphonopelma Genus DiscussionNovember 13, 2022 Episode artwork Raising Tarantula Slings - A GuideNovember 06, 2022 Episode artwork Tarantula Laws in Other Countries and My Response to an Angry Comment on Last Week's EpisodeOctober 30, 2022 Episode artwork Laws to Be Aware of When Buying Tarantulas in the US (and Feeding Schedules)October 23, 2022 Episode artwork An Interview with Emile and Erin from The Tarantula Sustainment ProjectOctober 16, 2022 Episode artwork Tips to Make Your First Poecilotheria Experience Less IntimidatingOctober 09, 2022 Episode artwork When Panic Leads to "Over Caring" for Your TarantulasOctober 02, 2022 Episode artwork Tarantulas As Pets - The Good, the Bad, and the Misunderstood.September 25, 2022 Episode artwork I Killed My Tarantula - How Do I Forgive Myself?September 18, 2022 Episode artwork Male Tarantulas - Should He Stay or Should He Go?September 11, 2022 Episode artwork Tarantula Enclosure Sizes RevisitedSeptember 04, 2022 Episode artwork The Slowest Growing Tarantulas I've RaisedAugust 28, 2022 Episode artwork Is This Normal? 11 Common Tarantula Behaviors That Cause Keepers AnxietyAugust 21, 2022 Episode artwork Tarantula Ailments - A Discussion of Some Causes, Preventive Measures, and RemediesAugust 14, 2022 Episode artwork Beginners Receiving Advanced Species as Freebies and "Free Range" Tarantula KeepingAugust 07, 2022 Episode artwork Multiple Hides, Cross Ventilation, and Critter KeepersJuly 31, 2022 Episode artwork When Is It Okay to Start Giving Advice?July 24, 2022 Episode artwork Species of Tarantula Slings That Give Keepers a Difficult TimeJuly 17, 2022 Episode artwork Some Enclosure Ideas from Amazon in a PinchJuly 10, 2022 Episode artwork Listener Questions ft. Bright Lights, Spiders I Won't Keep, and Clearing Away WebbingJuly 03, 2022 Episode artwork These Will Kill Ya! 5 Spiders With Exaggerated Reputations June 26, 2022 Episode artwork Considering Your Living Situation BEFORE Starting a Tarantula CollectionJune 12, 2022 Episode artwork