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Tarantula References

Hello,
Figured Id add some links in case anybody was looking for some good reading material.

Stan Schultz is the author of the Tarantula Keepers Guide, and one of the most knowledgeable people in our hobby. I highly suggest reading everything he says. You dont need to believe him, but keep his info in mind when someone else, "tells you how it is".

Stans Rant: Unless you've been keeping T's for years, you will learn something. Even then, you might. I did:)
http://people.ucalgary.ca/~schultz/stansrant.html

Myths, Misconceptions, Mistakes
http://people.ucalgary.ca/~schultz/myths00.html

All about the oddity: The Chilean Rose Hair
http://people.ucalgary.ca/~schultz/roses.html


Rick Wests' website. Great photographer and general information. You need to see his Tarantula photographs. ***WARNING: Your wishlist is about to get a whole lot bigger!
http://www.birdspiders.com/

World Spider Catalog. Scientific research tool of minimal use to your average enthusiast.
http://research.amnh.org/iz/spiders/catalog/INTRO1.html
this is amazing! Thanks for the info. Rick wests pics having me wanting a new Nikon lens lol
 

Tnoob

Well-Known Member
Hello,
Figured Id add some links in case anybody was looking for some good reading material.

Stan Schultz is the author of the Tarantula Keepers Guide, and one of the most knowledgeable people in our hobby. I highly suggest reading everything he says. You dont need to believe him, but keep his info in mind when someone else, "tells you how it is".

Stans Rant: Unless you've been keeping T's for years, you will learn something. Even then, you might. I did:)
http://people.ucalgary.ca/~schultz/stansrant.html

Myths, Misconceptions, Mistakes
http://people.ucalgary.ca/~schultz/myths00.html

All about the oddity: The Chilean Rose Hair
http://people.ucalgary.ca/~schultz/roses.html


Rick Wests' website. Great photographer and general information. You need to see his Tarantula photographs. ***WARNING: Your wishlist is about to get a whole lot bigger!
http://www.birdspiders.com/

World Spider Catalog. Scientific research tool of minimal use to your average enthusiast.
http://research.amnh.org/iz/spiders/catalog/INTRO1.html
Sweet, more homework before I buy my T on Thursday. I am so excited.
 
hey my names travis just recently got my first tarantula not sure on its age or anything like that or sex was wondering if anyone would be able to help me out
Travis -

Welcome to the hobby! Fasten your seat belt. Put on your crash helmet. Grab hold of something solid. You're in for one **** of a ride!

Your first mission, should you choose to accept it, is to scan through all the webpages in the Spiders, Calgary website. It's becoming a tad outdated and always has been a little disorganized, but I've been too busy with editing, writing, re-editing, and rewriting the book to be able to fix it at the moment. Someday, maybe. After I retire! Stay tuned.

Before we can give you much specific info you'll have to tell us what kind of tarantula you have (scientific name, common name, or both, whatever you have), and how big it is, use the "DLS" if possible. That stands for "Diagonal Leg Span" and is defined more clearly in the sidebar of Growing You Own.

A lot of GOOD, CLEAR photos will also be a big help . We need to see what the critter looks like from the front, rear, right side, left side, diagonally, from the top, and especially what its belly looks like.

We also need to see what your caging arrangement looks like from several different angles.

Lastly, the more details you can offer about what you were told about its care will also help us guide you past the garbage that is often disseminated by commercial sources.

WARNING: Your newfound little buddy will be giving you pop quizzes daily!

Enjoy!
 
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