Tom's Big Spiders - Tarantulas and Inverts

A podcast by Tom Moran - Sundays


316 Episodes

  1. The Most Heavily Webbing Spiders I Keep

    Published: 5/12/2024
  2. D. Pentaloris "The Tiger Rump" vs. H. formosus "The Pumpkin Patch"

    Published: 5/5/2024
  3. The Future of the Podcast and Signs Your Old Tarantula Is Dying

    Published: 4/28/2024
  4. The Best Tarantula Species for Folks Raising up Their First Slings

    Published: 4/21/2024
  5. The Importance of Establishing Routines with Growing Tarantula Collections

    Published: 4/15/2024
  6. Tarantula Max Lifespans - A Realistic Discussion

    Published: 4/7/2024
  7. The Goliath Birdeaters - Theraphosa Genus Review

    Published: 3/24/2024
  8. Dos and Don'ts When Ordering Tarantulas Online

    Published: 3/17/2024
  9. The "Domestication" of Tarantulas - Why our Pets Are Not Quite Wild Animals

    Published: 3/10/2024
  10. Why Bother Asking? When Keepers Ask Questions and Ignore the Answers

    Published: 3/3/2024
  11. Tarantula Substrate - Some Inexpensive Mixes

    Published: 2/25/2024
  12. Tarantula Collection Killers

    Published: 2/19/2024
  13. I Want a Tarantula - Where Do I Start?

    Published: 2/11/2024
  14. How I've Tweaked My Fossorial Tarantula Setups

    Published: 2/4/2024
  15. Pamphobeteus vs. Phormictopus! The Battle of Two Giant Tarantula Genera

    Published: 1/28/2024
  16. The One Issue in the Tarantula Hobby I Will Never Overcome

    Published: 1/14/2024
  17. Tarantula Feeding Schedules and Fat Ts

    Published: 1/7/2024
  18. Do Tarantulas Have "Personalities"?

    Published: 12/31/2023
  19. The A. geniculata vs. The N. chromatus - Two Classic Tarantulas

    Published: 12/17/2023
  20. The GBB vs. The Brazilian Blue Beauty

    Published: 12/10/2023

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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.