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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

The "Best" Tarantula Enclosure and Xenesthis UpdateOctober 25, 2020 Episode artwork Caribena versicolor "Antilles Pinktoe" DiscussionOctober 18, 2020 Episode artwork Does an Aggressive Feeding Schedule Impact Longevity? October 11, 2020 Episode artwork Blue T News and When Species Are "Extinct" from the HobbyOctober 04, 2020 Episode artwork Feeding - What Works for You?September 27, 2020 Episode artwork Beginner Anxiety (or When Will I Stop Worrying?)September 20, 2020 Episode artwork P. metallica Communal DevelopmentSeptember 06, 2020 Episode artwork DKS Revisited and Cross VentilationAugust 30, 2020 Episode artwork Psalmopoeus Genus Review and Bioactive ThoughtsAugust 23, 2020 Episode artwork Tarantula Temperament and Putting Your Tarantula FirstAugust 16, 2020 Episode artwork Hoarding, Pet Store Hate, and Sacrificial MalesAugust 09, 2020 Episode artwork When Tarantulas BurrowAugust 02, 2020 Episode artwork Veterinary Care and the "Non Science" Behind RehousingsJuly 26, 2020 Episode artwork Sicarius thomisoides Notes (and Other Ramblings!)July 19, 2020 Episode artwork The Pitfalls of Exaggerating (or Downplaying) the Risks of Keeping Venomous ArachnidsJuly 12, 2020 Episode artwork Xenesthis Species First Impressions (and "Swampy" Enclosures)July 05, 2020 Episode artwork The Anthropomorphization of TarantulasJune 28, 2020 Episode artwork The Sad Story of My O. Philippinus June 21, 2020 Episode artwork Herpcult Enclosure Review and M. Robustum NotesJune 14, 2020 Episode artwork Tarantula Communal Setups - Some ThoughtsJune 07, 2020 Episode artwork My Tarantula Won't Settle In - Some Things to ConsiderMay 30, 2020 Episode artwork If I Could Only Keep 10 Tarantulas...May 24, 2020 Episode artwork Theraphosa Species (T. blondi, T. stirmi, and T. apophysis) HusbandryMay 17, 2020 Episode artwork New Word Tarantulas: Bites, Venom, and Hairs. May 11, 2020 Episode artwork The Dangers of Isopods and Wild Caught ShameMay 03, 2020 Episode artwork