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Love them or loath them, nobody can deny just how fascinating giant, hairy tarantulas truly are.With over 800 recognized species, and ever more of these being kept in captivity each year, keeping tarantulas as pets represents a fascinating opportunity to learn about these much-maligned creatures.Be careful though - my own experience suggests that once you own more than just a couple of spiders it's easy to become obsessed and end up with literally hundreds of them. You have been warned!

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Blue Tarantulas

In a way it's a shame that most people think of the standard Chile Rose Haired and the Curly Haired spiders when they think...

Tarantulas: How Dangerous Are They Really?

Even to this day there are a number of myths surrounding tarantulas and one of the most common of these is really just how...

How To Control The Growth Rates Of Tarantulas

While some species of tarantula grow far faster than others it is possible within reason to control just how quickly individual tarantulas grow in...

How To Heat A Large Number Of Small Vivariums

Heating a single vivarium such as for a corn snake or an iguana isn't difficult and there are lots of effective and reasonably-priced solutions...

How To Sex Adult Male Tarantulas

For those in the know, tarantulas can be sexed from their skins from quite an early age. The moulted skin is turned inside out...

Pink Toe Tarantulas (Avicularia spp.)

The Pink Toe tarantulas hail from the humid, rainforest areas of Central and South America and are typically arboreal - meaning they like to...

How Often Do Tarantulas Moult?

Like all arthropods, tarantulas moult in order to allow them to grow and also to replace old, tattered skins. In essence, the smaller the...

Common Tarantula Species

Whilst there are over 800 recognized species of tarantula and of those well over a hundred of them are available in the pet trade...

Fast Growing Tarantula Species

With over 800 species of tarantula recognized from around the world there is an astonishing range of differences between them. From the tiny dwarf...

How To Care For Terrestrial Tarantula Spiderlings

As with so many exotic pets, young tarantulas tend to be more difficult to care for than adults. They tend to be more sensitive...

Tarantula Moulting Advice

Like all arthropods, tarantulas moult on a regular basis. This not only allows them to grow but also replaces not only hairs that may...

The Greenbottle Blue (Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens)

The Greenbottle Blue (Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens) is one of the most colourful and beautiful tarantulas currently available though sadly they have become far rarer recently...