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Sunday, August 6, 2023 Some Tips on Keeping Roach Colonies (and Keeping Crickets Alive!)

In this episode, I talk about how Billie and I set up and keep our B. dubia and B. lateralis roach colonies. I'll also talk a bit about how I man...

Sunday, July 30, 2023 Old World Tarantula Don'ts

After posting up my video and podcast about Old World tarantulas, I received some interesting comments and questions about  ways to reduce the risks o...

Sunday, July 16, 2023 The Urticating Hairs of New World Tarantulas

The impetus for this podcast is two-fold: first off, I’ve had a LOT of folks over the years ask me to cover urticating setae more thoroughly. Secondly...

Sunday, July 9, 2023 The Easiest Tarantula Species to Grow Up from Slings

Recently, I was chatting with a fellow keeper about some of the almost "foolproof" slings that are easy to raise to adulthood. These are the...

Sunday, July 2, 2023 Clearing the Air - My Thoughts on Bioactive Enclosures and Digging Up Tarantulas

Every once in a while, someone will get the wrong idea from something I've said. Unfortunately, I don't always draw a hard line when it come...

Monday, June 26, 2023 Patience Is a Virtual - The Importance of Staying Calm in the Tarantula Hobby

Tarantulas may be very easy to keep and low maintenance, but they sure have a tendency to do things slowly and on their own schedules. In this episode...

Sunday, June 18, 2023 Monster Spiders! The Largest Tarantulas in My Collection

Well, since we spent a previous episode talking about some of the more diminutive species I keep, I figured that it would be fun to talk about the gia...

Sunday, June 11, 2023 The Itsy Bitsy Spider - Tips for Raising Tiny Slings

First, I talk a bit about a recent mishap that I had involving one of my slings. Then, although I've created a few sling guides, I've had a ...

Sunday, June 4, 2023 Tarantula Species That Failed to Excite Me...At First

I take a lot of ribbing for saying that every species of tarantula I talk about is "one of my favorites." The truth is, I've enjoyed ke...

Sunday, May 21, 2023 Tom's Little Spiders - A Discussion of the "Dwarf" Species I've Kept

I often get folks asking me to do a podcast or video on the many dwarf tarantulas out there. Well for years I struggled to put one together because a)...

Sunday, May 14, 2023 Having a System to Keep Your Tarantulas Hydrated

Yes, I think that all tarantulas should be given water dishes. However, in the great debate over whether they are "needed" or not, some impo...

Sunday, May 7, 2023 My 15 Favorite Tarantulas That I Keep...For Now Part 2

Way back in November of 2018, I decided to make a list of the top 15 favorite tarantulas in my collection. At that time, I freely admitted that the li...

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