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Tom's Big Spiders - Tarantulas and Inverts

Tom Moran

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Tom's Big Spiders - Tarantulas and Inverts

Tom's Big Spiders - Tarantulas and Inverts

Tom Moran

3
Followers
38
Plays
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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.

Latest Episodes

Phormictopus Genus Discussion

A discussion of the 10 Phormictopus species I have in my collection.

45 MINMAR 28
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Phormictopus Genus Discussion

Feeder Options in Case of Quarantine and Water Dishes (Again!)

We talk about how to get feeders in the event of a quarantine or stay put. We also discuss water dishes with tarantulas.

46 MINMAR 23
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Feeder Options in Case of Quarantine and Water Dishes (Again!)

Moisture Dependency a "Hoax"? And Preparing for an Emergency

To kick it off, I respond to a keeper who commented on my Moisture Dependent Species video that moisture dependency is a hoax. Then, we talk about how to prepare should an emergency make it impossible for you to care for your tarantulas for a while.

44 MINMAR 16
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Moisture Dependency a "Hoax"? And Preparing for an Emergency

Yes, It Can Happen to You! Mistakes and Mishaps Some Keepers Think Are Myths.

A discussion of some potential mistakes and mishaps that some believe to be myths.

49 MINMAR 9
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Yes, It Can Happen to You! Mistakes and Mishaps Some Keepers Think Are Myths.

Keeping Moisture Dependent Species (and Listener Question)

We kick this one off with a listener question, then we dive into our main topic...moisture dependent species!

53 MINMAR 2
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Keeping Moisture Dependent Species (and Listener Question)

Sexing Tarantulas and Determining Maturity

A discussion about sexing tarantulas and recognizing sexual maturity.

42 MINFEB 24
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Sexing Tarantulas and Determining Maturity

Tips for Starting a YouTube Channel and Moving Your Tarantula Collection

Okay, these are two topics that I've had a lot of questions about lately, so I figured that I'd tackle them. Truth be told, I might not be the most qualified to answer them!

48 MINFEB 17
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Tips for Starting a YouTube Channel and Moving Your Tarantula Collection

The Most Visible Tarantulas in My Collection

I've received a lot of requests for a top ten list of most visible tarantula species, but I've been reluctant to put one together. I just don't think that anyone can realistically cover the topic in this manner. Instead, I'm going to talk about some of ...

53 MINFEB 10
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The Most Visible Tarantulas in My Collection

Chilobrachys Genus Review

This episode, I'we'll be talking about Chilobrachys species care.

46 MINFEB 3
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Chilobrachys Genus Review

Mystery Illness and Tarantulas in Entertainment Media

I discuss a strange illness in the collection as well as tarantulas on TV and in Movies.

53 MINJAN 27
Comments
Mystery Illness and Tarantulas in Entertainment Media

Latest Episodes

Phormictopus Genus Discussion

A discussion of the 10 Phormictopus species I have in my collection.

45 MINMAR 28
Comments
Phormictopus Genus Discussion

Feeder Options in Case of Quarantine and Water Dishes (Again!)

We talk about how to get feeders in the event of a quarantine or stay put. We also discuss water dishes with tarantulas.

46 MINMAR 23
Comments
Feeder Options in Case of Quarantine and Water Dishes (Again!)

Moisture Dependency a "Hoax"? And Preparing for an Emergency

To kick it off, I respond to a keeper who commented on my Moisture Dependent Species video that moisture dependency is a hoax. Then, we talk about how to prepare should an emergency make it impossible for you to care for your tarantulas for a while.

44 MINMAR 16
Comments
Moisture Dependency a "Hoax"? And Preparing for an Emergency

Yes, It Can Happen to You! Mistakes and Mishaps Some Keepers Think Are Myths.

A discussion of some potential mistakes and mishaps that some believe to be myths.

49 MINMAR 9
Comments
Yes, It Can Happen to You! Mistakes and Mishaps Some Keepers Think Are Myths.

Keeping Moisture Dependent Species (and Listener Question)

We kick this one off with a listener question, then we dive into our main topic...moisture dependent species!

53 MINMAR 2
Comments
Keeping Moisture Dependent Species (and Listener Question)

Sexing Tarantulas and Determining Maturity

A discussion about sexing tarantulas and recognizing sexual maturity.

42 MINFEB 24
Comments
Sexing Tarantulas and Determining Maturity

Tips for Starting a YouTube Channel and Moving Your Tarantula Collection

Okay, these are two topics that I've had a lot of questions about lately, so I figured that I'd tackle them. Truth be told, I might not be the most qualified to answer them!

48 MINFEB 17
Comments
Tips for Starting a YouTube Channel and Moving Your Tarantula Collection

The Most Visible Tarantulas in My Collection

I've received a lot of requests for a top ten list of most visible tarantula species, but I've been reluctant to put one together. I just don't think that anyone can realistically cover the topic in this manner. Instead, I'm going to talk about some of ...

53 MINFEB 10
Comments
The Most Visible Tarantulas in My Collection

Chilobrachys Genus Review

This episode, I'we'll be talking about Chilobrachys species care.

46 MINFEB 3
Comments
Chilobrachys Genus Review

Mystery Illness and Tarantulas in Entertainment Media

I discuss a strange illness in the collection as well as tarantulas on TV and in Movies.

53 MINJAN 27
Comments
Mystery Illness and Tarantulas in Entertainment Media
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