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Celebrating a Living, Crawling Hell on Earth

There are days and years that you will always remember, such are their magnitude – this year has seen the birth of my first child, for instance, while 2013 was marked by blissful marriage. 544 more words


I Hate Spiders More Than Kidney Stones And Public Toilets

So I reached a personal milestone today, I have survived a full year since I was the victim of a surprise attack last May. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the story I will give you the short version.  745 more words


H. incei gold Rehousing

Well, this turned out to be a bit of an adventure!

Last year, I purchased three H. incei gold juveniles from Michael Jacobi’s Spider Shoppe. Since then, one ended up a mature male, hooking out and passing away two months later. 246 more words


I'm not dead!

…and it seems like my local cell phone company/ internet provider may have set up a new tower somewhere near me! At least for now, I have somewhat reliable access to 3G internet, which means I’ll be able to update my blog more often (lucky you…) 438 more words

Peace Corps

Aphonopelma chalcodes - The Desert Blonde

An Underrated North American Beauty

When I first began expanding my collection, I was so enamored with the hundreds of exotic species available from far away locales that I all but ignored some of wonderful tarantulas that could be found in my own county. 722 more words



I am always on the lookout for new and exciting tarantula species that I can add to my ever-growing collection. In 2014, one species in particular stood out for me… 1,275 more words