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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.

Recent Episodes

My New Linothele Species!May 09, 2021 Episode artwork Omothymus violaceopes "Singapore Blue" CareMay 02, 2021 Episode artwork Risk vs. Reward in the HobbyApril 25, 2021 Episode artwork What the Heck Are These Poecilotheria "Hobby Forms"? April 18, 2021 Episode artwork Being an Informed Hobbyist with Guest Luis RoqueApril 10, 2021 Episode artwork New World vs. Old World Species - The DebateApril 04, 2021 Episode artwork Listener Question, Being Kind, and Reusing SubstrateMarch 28, 2021 Episode artwork Power Outages and Burrowing Spiders That Won't Come Up to EatMarch 21, 2021 Episode artwork Planning for an EmergencyMarch 14, 2021 Episode artwork The P. murinus or OBT Rehousing and UpdateMarch 07, 2021 Episode artwork Some Cool Tarantula Products and the "H" WordFebruary 28, 2021 Episode artwork Tips for Smoother RehousingsFebruary 21, 2021 Episode artwork Giving Unsolicited Husbandry Advice February 14, 2021 Episode artwork Q & A with Billie from Tom's Big SpidersFebruary 07, 2021 Episode artwork The Queen Is Dead and Pamphobeteus CareJanuary 31, 2021 Episode artwork Deaths in the Collection and E. campestratus (Pink Zebra Beauty)January 24, 2021 Episode artwork Nhandu Genus Review and Buying Unsexed SlingsJanuary 17, 2021 Episode artwork The Fastest Growing Tarantulas In My CollectionJanuary 10, 2021 Episode artwork Winter FAQ for 2021 - Considerations for When the Weather Gets ColdJanuary 03, 2021 Episode artwork No, a Bite from a Tarantula Is NOT Inevitable December 27, 2020 Episode artwork Bad Mistakes? I've Made a Few...December 23, 2020 Episode artwork Top Obscure or Uncommon Tarantulas in My CollectionDecember 20, 2020 Episode artwork Idiothele mira (Blue-foot Baboon) NotesDecember 06, 2020 Episode artwork Updates on Last Week's Episode and Avoiding Wild Caught TsNovember 29, 2020 Episode artwork Some Thoughts on Tarantula Euthanization Methods (and Aphonopelma Tips!)November 22, 2020 Episode artwork