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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

Just How Dangerous Are Tarantulas in the Home?November 10, 2019 Episode artwork Grammostola pulchripes (the Chaco Goldenknee) November 03, 2019 Episode artwork My Attempt at a Tarantula "Glossary"October 27, 2019 Episode artwork The Best Showcase Spiders In My CollectionOctober 20, 2019 Episode artwork Article Review and My Issue with Tarantula Growth RatesOctober 13, 2019 Episode artwork Spiderlings vs. AdultsOctober 06, 2019 Episode artwork The Basics of Breeding Tarantulas September 29, 2019 Episode artwork Tips for Maintaining Moist SubstrateSeptember 22, 2019 Episode artwork Knowing When to Say When - Keeping Your Collection from Becoming Unwieldy September 15, 2019 Episode artwork Chilobrachys sp. Electric Blue Notes September 08, 2019 Episode artwork Ceratogyrus darlingi (The Rear Horned Baboon) NotesSeptember 01, 2019 Episode artwork Old Worlds As "Beginner Species"August 25, 2019 Episode artwork Some Breeding Projects and P. metallica NotesAugust 18, 2019 Episode artwork H. Chilensis Update, Substrate Talk, and the Importance of Foliage in EnclosuresAugust 11, 2019 Episode artwork Did I Say That? Clarifying My Opinions on a Few Issues.August 04, 2019 Episode artwork Best "Starter" Old World TarantulasJuly 28, 2019 Episode artwork Listener Questions Part 2 - Species that Gave me Trouble and Moving from Terrestrials to ArborealsJuly 21, 2019 Episode artwork Listener Questions Part 1 - Mold/Fungus, Protecting Ts from Other Pets, and Teaching vs. ScoldingJuly 15, 2019 Episode artwork Some Activities for "Advanced" Keepers to Keep the Hobby Fresh (and Updates!).July 08, 2019 Episode artwork Using Tarantulas to Get Over a Fear of SpidersJune 30, 2019 Episode artwork A Rainbow of Tarantulas and My Top 10 List of Personal Favorite SpidersJune 23, 2019 Episode artwork The "Aggressive" Tarantula Myth (and How to Decrease Defensiveness)June 17, 2019 Episode artwork Accidental Mystery Spiders (or Buying a Mislabeled Tarantula)June 10, 2019 Episode artwork Ants! Protecting Your Spiders from These InvadersJune 02, 2019 Episode artwork A Sick Tarantula and H. devamatha Care NotesMay 26, 2019 Episode artwork