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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

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 161 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.

    When Panic Leads to "Over Caring" for Your Tarantulas

    When Panic Leads to "Over Caring" for Your Tarantulas

    Tarantulas are some of the easiest and most low-maintainance pets a person can keep.  However, for those used to spending more time caring for more domestic animals, this aspect of the hobby can be the cause of some anxiety. In this episode, we discuss some situations that lead stressed out keepers to "over care" for their spiders. 

    • 53 min
    Tarantulas As Pets - The Good, the Bad, and the Misunderstood.

    Tarantulas As Pets - The Good, the Bad, and the Misunderstood.

    To kick this episode off, we will discuss some listener comments from last week's episode that reveal another potentially overlooked threat to our pets.

    Then, we talk about the pros and cons involved with keeping pet tarantulas as we try to explain why we are so captivated by this hobby.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    I Killed My Tarantula - How Do I Forgive Myself?

    I Killed My Tarantula - How Do I Forgive Myself?

    First, we're going to start off this episode by talking about some comments on the All Male Review episode.

    Then, we all make mistakes. However, when an error leads to the death of one of our spiders, how do we get over it?

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    • 54 min
    Male Tarantulas - Should He Stay or Should He Go?

    Male Tarantulas - Should He Stay or Should He Go?

    In this episode, we discuss mature males and whether or not it's okay to be picky about who you send your males to and whether it's okay to keep your mature males.

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    • 47 min
    Tarantula Enclosure Sizes Revisited

    Tarantula Enclosure Sizes Revisited

    First off, we go back to last week's podcast about the slowest growing species and find out which species listeners named as thier slowest.

    Then, we talk about enclosure sizes for various stages of tarantulas.

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    • 59 min
    The Slowest Growing Tarantulas I've Raised

    The Slowest Growing Tarantulas I've Raised

    In this episode, I talk about the species that I've raised that seemed to take forever to grow up.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
161 Ratings

161 Ratings

mb3513 ,

Love

Really enjoy having a tarantula podcast to listen to. I especially loved the one with your wife and the one with Luis. I hope you’ll have more guests but I enjoy every episode 😊

VileSatanist ,

Great for everyone!

Up to date, easily digestible information on the tarantula hobby. I also enjoy hearing Tom’s perspective. A couple more guests would be nice, but not necessary.

ChandlerH66 ,

Awesome podcast!

Easy to listen to and very informative.

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