Tom's Big Spiders - Tarantulas and Inverts

Some Thoughts on Tarantula Euthanization Methods (and Aphonopelma Tips!)

November 22, 2020 Tom Moran Season 3 Episode 43
Tom's Big Spiders - Tarantulas and Inverts
Some Thoughts on Tarantula Euthanization Methods (and Aphonopelma Tips!)
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Tom's Big Spiders - Tarantulas and Inverts
Some Thoughts on Tarantula Euthanization Methods (and Aphonopelma Tips!)
Nov 22, 2020 Season 3 Episode 43
Tom Moran

Just to be very clear, this podcast is NOT a comprehensive guide to how to euthanize a sick tarantula (although I am now working on an article about that). This is a bit of a reaction to a recent video in which a keeper used a rather bizarre and controversial method to kill a dying tarantula. After being contacted by several people, many of them disturbed by what they saw, I felt compelled to comment. 

Also, I go over some tips for those who have recently picked up Aphonopelma slings.

*NOTE: After this podcast was complete, I heard back from veterinarian Andy Anderson who offered his very thoughtful opinion on tarantula euthanasia methods. I will share this information in next week's podcast. 

Show Notes

Just to be very clear, this podcast is NOT a comprehensive guide to how to euthanize a sick tarantula (although I am now working on an article about that). This is a bit of a reaction to a recent video in which a keeper used a rather bizarre and controversial method to kill a dying tarantula. After being contacted by several people, many of them disturbed by what they saw, I felt compelled to comment. 

Also, I go over some tips for those who have recently picked up Aphonopelma slings.

*NOTE: After this podcast was complete, I heard back from veterinarian Andy Anderson who offered his very thoughtful opinion on tarantula euthanasia methods. I will share this information in next week's podcast.