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Sunday, November 12, 2023 A History of Tom's Big Spiders and Why I Do This

Last week, I had a few folks contact me a bit upset that there was no episode for Sunday.  And, to be honest, this happens every time I miss a week. A...

Sunday, October 29, 2023 The Fastest Spiders That I Have Kept

I've been asked to do this one many times over the years, but there is honestly no way for me to scientifically prove which ones are faster. Howe...

Sunday, October 22, 2023 Is Your Enclosure and Setup Killing Your Juvenile Arboreal Tarantula?

First, I read a listener question and talk about last week's episode. Then, I get a lot of emails and comments from panicked keepers who are alar...

Monday, October 9, 2023 When Losing Confidence Leads to Mistakes

Deaths can really rattle a tarantula keeper and cause them to second guess their tarantula care. In this episode, I speak about a few recent instances...

Sunday, October 1, 2023 10 Reasons to Give True Spiders a Shot

In this episode, I'll discuss some of the perks to keeping "true" spiders and Mygalomorphs and why tarantula keepers may want to one da...

Sunday, September 24, 2023 E. campestratus "Pink Zebra Beauty" Care and Notes

I have it on pretty good authority that Eupalaestrus campestratus or "Pink Zebra Beauties" will be available in the US hobby again very soon...

Sunday, September 17, 2023 BURN IT WITH FIRE! How to Understand and Deal With Tarantula Hatred

We've all experienced it. You post a picture of your beloved spider only to have some cretin respond with, "EWWW...KILL IT WITH FIRE." ...

Sunday, September 10, 2023 Poecilotheria Ornata (Fringed Ornamental) Care and Tips...and a Note on Sri Lankan Pokies

In this episode, I'll walk you through how I care for and set up my Poecilotheria ornatas, the largest Pokie species available in the hobby. I&ap...

Sunday, September 3, 2023 Researching Tarantula Species and Two Other Listener Questions

In this episode, I answer three listener questions: How do I research new tarantula species; how to keep mature male tarantulas comfortable; and do I ...

Sunday, August 27, 2023 Beginner Tarantula Species Stigma

I've spoken often over the years about how hobby stigmas keep some folks from trying out Old World tarantula species. However, there is actually ...

Sunday, August 20, 2023 My Tarantulas With the Best Feeding Responses

In this episode, I'll discuss the species I keep that really bring the fun during feeding time. We'll also talk how to safely work with a ta...

Sunday, August 13, 2023 Genus Nhandu Care and Discussion

In today's episode, I'll discuss the care and share my experiences with three species of Nhandu: N. chromatus, N. tripepii, and N. coloratov...

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