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Sunday, May 19, 2024 Tityus stigmurus or the "Brazilian Yellow Scorpion" Care

In this episode, we break away from talking about spiders for a bit and instead discuss the care for T. stigmurus. This amazing little scorpion can pr...

Sunday, May 12, 2024 The Most Heavily Webbing Spiders I Keep

I've had a bunch of folks ask me to cover this over the years, and I honestly thought that I had already done so! In this episode, I go over a do...

Sunday, May 5, 2024 D. Pentaloris "The Tiger Rump" vs. H. formosus "The Pumpkin Patch"

First off, we discuss last week's episode and some of the feedback I received (a HUGE thank you to all who took the time to comment!).Then, it&ap...

Sunday, April 28, 2024 The Future of the Podcast and Signs Your Old Tarantula Is Dying

If someone would have told me back in early 2018 that this podcast experiment would continue for over 300 episodes, I would have laughed. But here we ...

Sunday, April 21, 2024 The Best Tarantula Species for Folks Raising up Their First Slings

As I've spent more time keeping tarantulas, I've realized that questions "what is a good beginner species?" and "what is a go...

Monday, April 15, 2024 The Importance of Establishing Routines with Growing Tarantula Collections

How do you know when you’re getting too many tarantulas? How can you tell when you’re reaching what should be your limit?In this episode, we’ll discus...

Sunday, April 7, 2024 Tarantula Max Lifespans - A Realistic Discussion

I've encountered this scenario many times...an upset keeper emails me to ask what he did wrong because his adult female didn't make it to th...

Sunday, March 24, 2024 The Goliath Birdeaters - Theraphosa Genus Review

In this episode, I talk about my experiences with the three Theraphosa species: Theraphosa stirmi (the Burgundy Goliath Birdeater), Theraphosa blondi ...

Sunday, March 17, 2024 Dos and Don'ts When Ordering Tarantulas Online

To start this one off, I share some of the feedback I got from last week's episode and respond to a couple comments.Then, at 21:25,  it's be...

Sunday, March 10, 2024 The "Domestication" of Tarantulas - Why our Pets Are Far from Wild Animals

A couple of years ago, I stumbled on an article about the "inadvertent domestication" of animals raised for the sole purpose of being releas...

Sunday, March 3, 2024 Why Bother Asking? When Keepers Ask Questions and Ignore the Answers

I've been doing this a while now, and there is one occurrence that I will never understand...when keepers ask for advice and then ignore it.  Luc...

Sunday, February 25, 2024 Tarantula Substrate - Some Inexpensive Mixes

Over the years, I've continued to constantly switch up what I use for substrate when it comes to housing my tarantulas. In this episode, I review...

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