Tarantula Care

Tarantula Keeping On A Budget

Tarantula keeping is a brilliant hobby, and picking up your first tarantula is a memorable day. However, when you look at other keeper’s pictures or videos, and they all have stunning glass enclosures full of plants, decorations, and cork bark, it can be off-putting, especially when you start adding it …

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Omothymus Schioedtei (Malaysian Earth Tiger) Care Sheet

The Omothymus schioedtei is one of the most under-rated tarantulas within the hobby, yet these remarkable tarantulas have a shy personality, but are still capability of delivering a nasty bite. They were first discovered in 1891 by Swedish arachnologist Tamerlan Thorell and assigned to his new genus Omothymus. In 1903 …

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Cyriopagopus Lividus (Cobalt Blue) Care Sheet

The Cyriopagopus lividus was one of the first blue tarantulas to hit the hobby scene due to its impressive colouration and feisty attitude. Even with more blue tarantulas catching hobbyists eyes, it remains a popular favourite amongst experienced keepers. They were initially described by Andrew Smith as the Haplopelma Lividus …

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Poecilotheria Metallica (Gooty Sapphire Ornamental) Care Sheet

Poecilotheria metallica is still one of the most sought after species in the tarantula community, due to their stunning colouration, size, and patterns. Reginald Innes Pocock initially discovered them in 1899 in Gooty, but then was never seen in that area after. It was only after their re-appearance in Andhra …

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Tarantula Substrate – What Is Best And What Should You Avoid?

If you’ve been in the hobby a long time, you’ve probably seen many different substrate options come and go in popularity over the years. What was deemed the best tarantula substrate a couple of decades ago is completely different to the majority of today’s opinions. It wasn’t uncommon to see …

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Beginner’s Guide To Tarantula Mating

tarantula mating

If you are sure that you have an adult male and female of the same species, you are in an excellent position to begin mating preparation. An adult female will usually moult every 14-18 months, and so mating should be done before the final six months of her cycle to …

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How To Take Care Of A Tarantula

Tarantulas are a group of hairy and often very large species of spiders belonging to the family Theraphosidae within the order Araneae, of which approximately 900 species have been identified. This article is written with a generalisation to caring for most of, if not all species of tarantula. There are however more …

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