SPECIALIZING IN ARACHNOCULTURE IN GENERAL,
LAST UPDATED ON 2013-July-05.
TARANTULAS IN PARTICULAR
The Tarantula Keeper's Guide, Edition Four
is now being actively worked on.
The bad news is that the release date is still several years away.
And, in the interim many of the pages on this website will no longer be updated.
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The Mexican redleg tarantula.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ARE YOU A NEWBIE?
- STAN'S NEWBIE INTRODUCTION. Then you need to read this. Maybe you need to read this even if you're not a newbie. A little review is often a good thing.
- STAN'S RANT. This is an extension of the preceding webpage, offering some very specific, heartfelt advice and recommendations about surviving in the real arachnoculture world.
THE TARANTULA KEEPER'S GUIDE.
- HISTORY, DESCRIPTIONS, AND AFTERMARKET SUPPORT.
- BEYOND THE HORIZON.
ARACHNID AND TARANTULA BIOLOGY AND HUSBANDRY.
(Arranged alphabetically by title.)
- CARE AND HUSBANDRY OF THE CHILEAN ROSE TARANTULA. How not to lose your sanity over a spider!
- COMMON NAMES OF ARACHNIDS. A cross reference between common and scientific names.
- FANGLESS ZOMBIES? Occasionally we hear of tarantulas that appear to have damaged, abortive, or missing fangs after a molt. Here, we discus the condition, and suggest possible means for dealing with the issue.
- GROWING YOUR OWN. A staged description for caring for your tarantula as it grows from a baby through a spiderling to an adult with proposed, standardized definitions for those terms.
- ICU EXPLAINED. What is an Intensive Care Unit?
- MECHANICAL MOM for TARANTULAS. The Schultz/Fostaty/Mckee incubator mentioned in The Tarantula Keeper's Guide, Second Edition, and The Tarantula Keeper's Guide, Third Edition. PDF format. WARNING: SLOW CONNECTION NIGHTMARE! 2 MB!
- MIGHTY MITES. The war is now!
- MYTHS, MISCONCEPTIONS, MISTAKES, Perpetuated by Tarantula Enthusiasts. WE SHOULD KNOW BETTER!
- SUBSTRATE. A firm foundation for your tarantula.
- ARACHNID AND TARANTULA SOURCES. Important information for those who are seeking mail order sources for tarantulas. Of interest to those who live in other countries as well.
- COMPREHENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY. An exhaustive bibliography of over 1,000 entries listing every mention of tarantulas and their close relatives in the scientific and lay literature from time immemorial to about 1985. An HTML file of over 385 Kb in size.
- OTHER WEBSITES. An eclectic listing of other websites that the authors find amusing or informative.
- SELECTED REFERENCES. A short list of "must read" references that every amateur arachnologist should have on their shelf.
- TARANTULA ASSOCIATED ANXIETY. YOU NEED TO READ THIS...JUST IN CASE YOU'RE A VICTIM!
- BIRDEATERS. Old woodcuts of tarantulas eating birds for free download.
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Copyright © 1996, Stanley A. Schultz.
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This page was initially created on 1996-July-30.
The last revision occurred on 2013-Jul-05.