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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
Tityus stigmurus or the "Brazilian Yellow Scorpion" CareMay 19, 2024
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The Most Heavily Webbing Spiders I KeepMay 12, 2024
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D. Pentaloris "The Tiger Rump" vs. H. formosus "The Pumpkin Patch"May 05, 2024
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The Future of the Podcast and Signs Your Old Tarantula Is DyingApril 28, 2024
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The Best Tarantula Species for Folks Raising up Their First SlingsApril 21, 2024
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The Importance of Establishing Routines with Growing Tarantula CollectionsApril 15, 2024
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Tarantula Max Lifespans - A Realistic DiscussionApril 07, 2024
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The Goliath Birdeaters - Theraphosa Genus ReviewMarch 24, 2024
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Dos and Don'ts When Ordering Tarantulas OnlineMarch 17, 2024
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The "Domestication" of Tarantulas - Why our Pets Are Not Quite Wild AnimalsMarch 10, 2024
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Why Bother Asking? When Keepers Ask Questions and Ignore the AnswersMarch 03, 2024
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Tarantula Substrate - Some Inexpensive MixesFebruary 25, 2024
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Tarantula Collection KillersFebruary 19, 2024
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I Want a Tarantula - Where Do I Start?February 11, 2024
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How I've Tweaked My Fossorial Tarantula SetupsFebruary 04, 2024
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Pamphobeteus vs. Phormictopus! The Battle of Two Giant Tarantula GeneraJanuary 28, 2024
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The One Issue in the Tarantula Hobby I Will Never OvercomeJanuary 14, 2024
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Tarantula Feeding Schedules and Fat TsJanuary 07, 2024
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Do Tarantulas Have "Personalities"?December 31, 2023
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The A. geniculata vs. The N. chromatus - Two Classic TarantulasDecember 17, 2023
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The GBB vs. The Brazilian Blue BeautyDecember 10, 2023
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Tarantula Species That Need it Drier As SlingsDecember 03, 2023
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Eresus walckenaeri Care and the Velvet/Jumping Spider "Fad"November 26, 2023
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Tarantula Enclosure Blowout!November 19, 2023
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A History of Tom's Big Spiders and Why I Do ThisNovember 12, 2023
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