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Monday, November 19, 2018 Tips for Getting Your Tarantulas Ready for Winter

For this episode, we address some ways a tarantula keeper can get her or his spiders ready for the winter. These are just some tips and practices that...

Monday, November 12, 2018 Top 15 Favorite Tarantulas (At the Moment!)

Okay, here is my attempt at a top 15 favorite tarantula species list! Please keep in mind that if a species you like isn't on it, it does NOT mea...

Sunday, November 4, 2018 A Discussion of the Nat Geo Article on the Tarantula Trade

On Halloween (of course), National Geographic published the article, "The Illegal Market for Tarantulas Is Hairy Business." Despite the hoke...

Sunday, October 28, 2018 Euathlus sp. red No More!

In this episode, we'll break down the recent "name changes" for Euathlus sp. red as well as several species of Tapinauchenius (SPOILER:...

Sunday, October 21, 2018 Handling Tarantulas - A Discussion

I normally steer clear of this debate as I can honestly see points on both sides. Personally, I don't make a point of handling and don't pro...

Monday, October 8, 2018 DKS In Tarantulas - A Paper Review

Anyone who has ever experienced DKS symptoms in a tarantula can tell you how terrible it is to observe...and how helpless it leaves you feeling. In th...

Sunday, September 30, 2018 Chilobrachys Species Review

I've been getting a lot of questions about Chilobrachy species lately, and folks have been asking for a podcast that focuses on species care, so ...

Sunday, September 23, 2018 Hobby Infighting and Why We Need to Be More Mature and Learn to Get Along

For many of us in the tarantula hobby, social media, particularly forums and Facebook groups, offer a "family" of people who share our rathe...

Sunday, September 16, 2018 Mixed Bag ft. A Call for Help, Substrate, and Buying Ts to Get Over a Fear of Spiders

First, we settle the B. albopilosum Nicaragua "debate." Next, I'm reaching out to hobbyists for help for what I believe to be an import...

Sunday, September 9, 2018 How the Poecilotheria Ruling Highlights the Issue With Hybrids.

Now that five species of Poecilotheria are being regulated by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, it's time to revisit the topic of hybrids and why...

Sunday, September 2, 2018 Thoughts on Keeping Fossorial Ts Like Terrestrials (and My Issue with Trolls)

In this episode, I share my thoughts on keeping fossorial tarantulas on shallow substrate in order to make them more visible. I also explain my issue ...

Sunday, August 26, 2018 The "Hobby Staple" Tarantula List

Which tarantulas should be in every "complete" collection? With this fun list, I share the species that I think everyone should keep at some...

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