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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.
Episodes
The First Annual TBS Spider Awards! 2022 Year in ReviewJanuary 22, 2023
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Listener Comments on Last Episode and Ephebopus UpdateJanuary 15, 2023
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5 New Years Wishes for Those Just Getting into the Tarantula HobbyJanuary 08, 2023
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"Dying" Tarantula Mystery and Pseudhapalopus sp. Blue CareJanuary 01, 2023
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Questions Every Tarantula Keeper Gets AskedDecember 18, 2022
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Cleaning Tarantula EnclosuresDecember 11, 2022
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Three Thrixopelma SpeciesDecember 04, 2022
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Bad Tarantula Dealers - How Do They Get Away With It for So Long?November 27, 2022
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10 Things That Can Stress Out Keepers When the Weather Gets ColdNovember 20, 2022
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Aphonopelma Genus DiscussionNovember 13, 2022
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Raising Tarantula Slings - A GuideNovember 06, 2022
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Tarantula Laws in Other Countries and My Response to an Angry Comment on Last Week's EpisodeOctober 30, 2022
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Laws to Be Aware of When Buying Tarantulas in the US (and Feeding Schedules)October 23, 2022
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An Interview with Emile and Erin from The Tarantula Sustainment ProjectOctober 16, 2022
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Tips to Make Your First Poecilotheria Experience Less IntimidatingOctober 09, 2022
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When Panic Leads to "Over Caring" for Your TarantulasOctober 02, 2022
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Tarantulas As Pets - The Good, the Bad, and the Misunderstood.September 25, 2022
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I Killed My Tarantula - How Do I Forgive Myself?September 18, 2022
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Male Tarantulas - Should He Stay or Should He Go?September 11, 2022
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Tarantula Enclosure Sizes RevisitedSeptember 04, 2022
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The Slowest Growing Tarantulas I've RaisedAugust 28, 2022
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Is This Normal? 11 Common Tarantula Behaviors That Cause Keepers AnxietyAugust 21, 2022
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Tarantula Ailments - A Discussion of Some Causes, Preventive Measures, and RemediesAugust 14, 2022
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Beginners Receiving Advanced Species as Freebies and "Free Range" Tarantula KeepingAugust 07, 2022
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Multiple Hides, Cross Ventilation, and Critter KeepersJuly 31, 2022
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