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I saw this headline in the most recent issue NSTA Reports and thought, “Now THAT is aimed a very select audience.”



In Cambodia, fears tarantula may go off the menu

(Source: sg.news.yahoo.com)

Locals say the spiders are best prepared simply: dipped in salt and garlic and then tossed into a pan of sizzling oil… 670 more words

Current Affairs

Amazonia (part 2)

It is a world created by children with rainbow palettes, painted smocks and unfettered imaginations.

A silent symphony of colours, with combinations no self-respecting designer would put together. 194 more words

Travel Writing

Amazonia (part 1)

It was damp and green but there was no sun so the colours were quiet, in that early morning way. Everything was quiet. The air was thick and grey and smelt like earth; the ground a mattress of lifeless leaves and spongy bark. 183 more words

Travel Writing

Caribena versicolor (Antilles pinktoe) Breeding Notes ... and Babies!

Spoiler: The Breeding Was a Success!

For those interested in possibly breeding the Caribena versicolor in the future, here is an account of my pairing. All in all, it was a rather simple endeavor from start to finish, and I would encourage others to try it. 1,082 more words


'T' Time Adoption/Rescue Facebook Group- And Interview with Samantha Miller

A brand new group hoping to fill a much needed hole in the hobby. 

Several years back, I got an email from a frantic hobbyist who was preparing to start his freshman year in college. 4,152 more words


Gar's Holy Grail Spider - Ornithoctoninae sp "Kalimantan"

I first came into contact with a possible relative to this species over nine years ago. They came in a large shipment from Borneo and were then labelled as Ornithoctoninae G. 214 more words