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Sunday, June 30, 2019 Using Tarantulas to Get Over a Fear of Spiders

Around 23 years ago, I got my first tarantula in part to help me to get over a life-long fear of spiders. Although it took many years (and eventually,...

Sunday, June 23, 2019 A Rainbow of Tarantulas and My Top 10 List of Personal Favorite Spiders

First, I talk a bit about my recent Rainbow of Tarantulas Video. Then, I discus my list of my top 10 personal favorite tarantulas. 

Monday, June 17, 2019 The "Aggressive" Tarantula Myth (and How to Decrease Defensiveness)

I've had a lot of folks talking about "aggressive" tarantula species lately. In this episode, we discuss why people may confuse "a...

Monday, June 10, 2019 Accidental Mystery Spiders (or Buying a Mislabeled Tarantula)

Although not common, there are instances where a keeper buys a sling of one species only to discover years later that it is, in fact, another species....

Sunday, June 2, 2019 Ants! Protecting Your Spiders from These Invaders

It looks like it's going to be a bad spring for pests, and I'm already getting emails from concerned folks who are dealing with ants. Heck, ...

Sunday, May 26, 2019 A Sick Tarantula and H. devamatha Care Notes

First, my A. avicularia ("Metallica" form) is not doing too well. Second, I discuss some notes and observations on my H. devamatha juvenile....

Sunday, May 19, 2019 Sericopelma sp. Santa Catalina and Pseudhapalopus sp blue

We'll kick this one off with a quick update on my H. chilensis female. Then, we'll discuss one of my favorite spiders, Sericopelma sp. Santa...

Sunday, May 12, 2019 H. chilensis "Chilean Flame" Fasting Issues

A discussion of some odd fasting and molting behavior I've noticed with my H. chilensis adult females. 

Sunday, May 5, 2019 Theraphosa blondi and a Substrate Update

I've been getting a LOT of questions about substrate lately, so I briefly review some of my thoughts on the various types. Then, we discuss the h...

Sunday, April 28, 2019 A Huge Thank You, Some Updates, and N. tripepii

First off, a HUGE, heartfelt thank you to some folks who truly deserve it. Then, we talk about bioactive enclosures and the Nhandu tripepii.

Sunday, April 21, 2019 Crypsidromus sp. Costa Rica (Black emilia) and Sling Deaths

To kick this one off, we discuss an obscure species...Crypsidromus sp. Costa Rica.  Then, we address why folks tend to experience more sling deaths in...

Sunday, April 14, 2019 Bioactive Enclosures Update and the GBB as a Beginner Species

We kick this one off with an update on my bioactives (Spoiler alert: I lost another plant!). Then, we'll discuss the C. cyaneopubescens as a begi...

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