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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… 1,148 more words


New England Reptile Distributors (NERD) - A Review!

NERD is not just for reptiles.

There’s a belief among many serious tarantula enthusiasts that if you’re going to buy tarantulas online, you should only… 768 more words


Sexing a Tarantula from a Molt - L. itabunae

It’s a girl!

At least, it’s looking that way.

After many ill-fated attempts in which I clumsily destroyed molts in an effort to sex a tarantula, I… 324 more words