25 episodes

I discuss all things related to the exotic pet hobby. We will be talking about tarantulas, scorpions, snakes, and other inverts and reptiles. I will be interviewing breeders, dealers, researchers and more.

The Exotic Pet Collective Richard

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

I discuss all things related to the exotic pet hobby. We will be talking about tarantulas, scorpions, snakes, and other inverts and reptiles. I will be interviewing breeders, dealers, researchers and more.

    TTC Meet Up LIVE Podcast w/ Dr. Rayor, Frank Somma, Tom Patterson, Jeremy Huff & Cobweb Castles

    TTC Meet Up LIVE Podcast w/ Dr. Rayor, Frank Somma, Tom Patterson, Jeremy Huff & Cobweb Castles

    This podcast was recorded LIVE and streamed on my main channel while I was at the Tarantula Collective Meet Up at the Fear Not Tarantulas Grand Opening in Virginia Beach, VA. I talk with Dr. Rayor from Cornell University, Frank Somma of the NY Insect Zoo, Tom Patterson the famed tarantula and arachnid breeder, tarantula and arachnid researcher Jeremy Huff & Cobweb Castles!

    SUBSCRIBE to my MAIN CHANNEL @the Tarantula Collective  : https://www.youtube.com/the_tarantula_collective

    If you'd like to support the podcast:
    Patreon: 
       https://www.patreon.com/The_Tarantula_Collective

    🕷👀Visit My Website👀🕷: https://www.thetarantulacollective.com/

    🎧LISTEN🎧 to the Exotic Pet Collective 🎙PODCAST🎙 on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/show/1GB9pWdQjqWZL2UqIGJZKY

    ☠LISTEN☠ to the Exotic Pet Collective 🎤PODCAST🎤 on Apple
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-exotic-pet-collective/id1534657559

    🕸Rep the Tarantula Collective🕸 (Tshirts, Stickers & Pins):
    https://www.thetarantulacollective.com/shop
     
    🕷Care Sheets🕷:
    https://www.thetarantulacollective.com/caresheets

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    Tarantula/Invert/Reptile Dealers Worldwide (with some discount codes):
    https://www.thetarantulacollective.com/resources

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    Affiliate Links for different items I use:

    My Amazon Storefront (lists of everything I use!):
    https://www.amazon.com/shop/the_tarantula_collective

    Get 10% OFF the BEST Tarantula enclosures in the hobby NOW when you use the code TCOLLECTIVE10 at checkout!
    https://www.tarantulacribs.com/

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    Great Place to Buy Reptiles and Supplies:
       https://www.cbreptile.com/?wpam_id=2213
     

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         @theTarantulaCo1

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    Please send any letters or packages to:
    Richard Stewart
    47 Washington Ave
    Ste. 245
    Wheeling, WV 26003

    If you are shipping a live animal, please email me first at richard@thetarantulacollective.com. 

    If you would like me to review your product or business, please email your request to thetarantulacollective@gmail.com

    #tarantula #podcast #science
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    • 1 hr 57 min
    Tarantula Scientific Research, Medicinal Studies, Conservation and More!

    Tarantula Scientific Research, Medicinal Studies, Conservation and More!

    Todays guest is Jackie Billotte, M.S. who is currently working on her PHD in the entomology department at Colorado State and received her Masters in Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology from the University of Colorado. We have an in depth conversation about the current research into mapping the genetic sequences of tarantulas for many different applications in research, the possible medicinal value of tarantula venom and the disease it could treat or prevent, and how all this research is used to further the conservation of tarantulas in the wild. We also discuss what we can do as tarantula keepers to get involved in conservation and bridge the gap between the tarantula hobby, tarantula research, and tarantula conservation! It sounds very technical, but it was actually a  very fun and interesting conversation I am sure you will enjoy listening to!
    LINKS REFERENCED IN THE PODCAST:

    Jackie Billotte’s website: https://jackiebillotte.weebly.com/

    Butterfly Pavilion: https://butterflies.org/ 

    Dr. Ruth Hufbauer’s site: http://www.hufbauerlab.org/ 

    Greenville Zoo: https://www.greenvillezoo.com/ 

    Southern Plains Land Trust: https://southernplains.org/ 

    Colorado Arachnid Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/380343932143412/ 
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    • 2 hr 26 min
    How To Help Others in the Hobby Without Running Them Off and More w/ Reptiliatus

    How To Help Others in the Hobby Without Running Them Off and More w/ Reptiliatus

    This week we are talking to Dayyan from Reptiliatus about How To educate new keepers in the exotic pet hobby without scaring them away, the balance between making content and giving your exotic pets the best possible care, and how he began his journey keeping reptiles and inverts and making YouTube videos!
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/The_Tarantula_Collective)

    • 2 hr 2 min
    A Conversation w/ Wickens Wicked Reptiles

    A Conversation w/ Wickens Wicked Reptiles

    This week I sit down and talk with Adam from Wickens Wicked Reptiles. We discuss scammers in the exotic pet hobby, government regulations, being an exotic pet youtuber and more!
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    • 2 hr 41 min
    Don't Be a Tarantula Karen - Ordering Spiders Online

    Don't Be a Tarantula Karen - Ordering Spiders Online

    Today we are talking about reasonable expectations when ordering tarantulas or other invertebrates online. What to expect as far as shipping and time frames, but more importantly why  it is paramount to make sure you read the shipping policy, terms of service, and Live Arrival Guarantees so you aren't caught off guard, lose your temper on line, and become a TARANTULA KAREN!



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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Banned Sri Lankan Poecilotheria - Simply Spiders Responds

    Banned Sri Lankan Poecilotheria - Simply Spiders Responds

    Today I am spilling the tea! There has been a lot of drama this past week in the tarantula hobby. Lines have been drawn in the sand, people are taking sides, mob mentality and cancel culture is taking over, and ALL of this could be avoided with a simple conversation. For those that don't know whats happened, a US Tarantula Dealer briefly listed some species of Poecilotheria that are protected by the ESA (Endangered Species Act) for sale on his website with the caveat that they are "hobby form" or "hybrids" thinking it may be a loop hole to avoid federal regulation that prohibits them to be sold across state lines. I won't mince words, that was reckless, stupid and illegal. There have been some very brutal posts on social media and a podcast that, in my opinion, crossed the line between holding someone accountable and character assassination.  Personally I wanted the entire story, I wanted to hear both sides and get to the truth of the issue and I figured if I wanted to hear that, you all may want to hear about that as well! So today I am talking to Dustin from Simply Spiders on why in the world he would have done something so irresponsible, what he is going to do to rectify it, and how he will conduct himself moving forward.
     
    USFWS Endangered Species Status for Five Poecilotheria Tarantula Species From Sri Lanka:
    https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/31/2018-16359/endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-and-plants-endangered-species-status-for-five-poecilotheria

    Tom's Big Spiders Blog The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Ruling on Sri Lankan Poecilotheria Species:
    https://tomsbigspiders.com/2018/08/10/the-u-s-fish-and-wildlife-service-ruling-on-sri-lankan-poecilotheria-species/

    Tom's Big Spiders Podcast - What the Heck Are These Poecilotheria "Hobby Forms"?:
    https://www.buzzsprout.com/148967/8355752-what-the-heck-are-these-poecilotheria-hobby-forms
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/The_Tarantula_Collective)

    • 2 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Heatherlynne R ,

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The only person who can convince me to listen to a 2+ hour podcast and still be sad when it’s over lol

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Great podcast!!

So informative and entertaining at the same time.
If you love tarantulas and other critters, this is the podcast for you.

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