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A podcast devoted to the proper care and upkeep of tarantulas and other inverts. After keeping a G. porteri for over 16 years, I decided that I wanted to add another tarantula to my collection. Several years later, I now keep over 100 specimens and 90+ different species. It’s safe to say that I am now completely addicted to the hobby.I’m NOT an expert, and I’m currently still learning about keeping these fascinating creatures. In fact, there are so many species, that I suspect that I’ll still be learning years from now. This blog is a bit of a journal to track my interest in the hobby and to share some of the information I’ve learned. A teacher by trade, I enjoy passing along what I’ve information and techniques I’ve discovered and helping others in their successful pursuit of this hobby. I enjoy hearing from folks, whether through comments on the blog or email.I have done and continue to do a lot of research, and I will only be discussing animals I personally keep, so the information I present should be current and accurate. I also regularly update older posts with current photos, observations, and information. However, this is an ever-evolving hobby, so I implore anyone interested in keeping these animals to use whatever they find here as a springboard for further research on techniques or species-specific care.

Tom's Big Spiders - Tarantulas and Inverts Tom Moran

    • Education
    • 5.0, 63 Ratings

A podcast devoted to the proper care and upkeep of tarantulas and other inverts. After keeping a G. porteri for over 16 years, I decided that I wanted to add another tarantula to my collection. Several years later, I now keep over 100 specimens and 90+ different species. It’s safe to say that I am now completely addicted to the hobby.I’m NOT an expert, and I’m currently still learning about keeping these fascinating creatures. In fact, there are so many species, that I suspect that I’ll still be learning years from now. This blog is a bit of a journal to track my interest in the hobby and to share some of the information I’ve learned. A teacher by trade, I enjoy passing along what I’ve information and techniques I’ve discovered and helping others in their successful pursuit of this hobby. I enjoy hearing from folks, whether through comments on the blog or email.I have done and continue to do a lot of research, and I will only be discussing animals I personally keep, so the information I present should be current and accurate. I also regularly update older posts with current photos, observations, and information. However, this is an ever-evolving hobby, so I implore anyone interested in keeping these animals to use whatever they find here as a springboard for further research on techniques or species-specific care.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

Toms Tangents ,

Great podcast but beware of his tangents.

I love the podcast and am fully emerged in the hobby. Just beware that although a certain episode may have a particular title, don't expect the majority of the episode's content to reflect what the title is exclusively. This guy goes off on more tangents and trails off on different topics ore than anyone I've ever listened to. It's just the way he is. He will trail off on a completely different path and cause you to ask "how did we get to this topic when we were talking about something COMPLETELY different?" He's also very careful to not offend anyone where sometimes I wish he'd actually pick a side here and there. He tends to walk the line of being incredibly tentative to say the wrong thing or offend certain people.

Anyways, it's a great podcast for anyone in the arachnid hobby or anyone looking to possibly get a Tarantula. Tom is awesome and he will tell you everything you need to know multiple times and somewhat redundantly.

CapnLuftwaffle ,

The podcast for all levels of tarantula enthusiast!

Tom’s years of experience keeping T’s coupled with his background in teaching has definitely made this an accessible and informative must-listen podcast for fans and keepers of tarantulas, and an invaluable resource for those of us at novice and intermediate experience levels.

Thisnocknameidsocnd ,

My favorite podcast!

Saves my sanity on my long drives to work while also keeping me up to date on the tarantula community/staying informed! Thankyou Tom for being a teacher inside and out of the classroom!

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