Book review: The Tarantula Keeper’s Guide: Comprehensive Information on Care, Housing, and Feeding
Terrarium hobbyists and arachnid lovers will rejoice at this comprehensive guide on tarantulas! The Tarantula Keeper’s Guide provides in-depth information on their biology and advice on housing and caring for pet tarantulas.
Tarantulas are small and easy-to-maintain exotic pets that are fun and captivating to watch. The Tarantula Keeper’s Guide includes detailed information on the natural history and biology of these fascinating creatures. This spider book is filled with color photos, scientifically accurate line art, and detailed care instructions. It’s no wonder that The Tarantula Keeper’s Guide is considered the “Bible of Arachnoculture” by hobbyists and arachnid enthusiasts!
Filled with photos and scientifically accurate drawings
Authors Stanley and Marguerite Schultz tell exotic pet hobbyists and life science students everything they need to know about keeping a tarantula in captivity. They present detailed information on the natural history and biology of these fascinating creatures, supplementing their text with a wealth of photos and illustrations.
In this book, you’ll learn everything you’ll need to know to purchase, house, feed, and care for these truly fascinating creatures, including:
- The natural history of tarantulas
- Choosing the right tarantula for you
- Care and maintenance
- Breeding tarantulas
- Collecting tarantulas in the wild
- And much more!
Here are just some of the different species discussed in this book:
The Pinktoe Tarantula
These are strictly arboreal. If they ever find themselves on a level surface, a tabletop, or a floor, their instinctive reaction is to seek first a vertical surface and then go upward.
The North American Brown Tarantula
These are terrestrial burrowers. Nearly all North American tarantulas will tolerate handling well, especially after they have become accustomed to being picked up a few times.
The Mexican Redknee Tarantula
Your classic “living rock” tarantula, these are extremely docile. At most, they will “flick hair” when disturbed. When not disturbed they may stand in the same spot and in the same posture for days.
The Goliath Birdeater Tarantula
Massively built and husky, the Goliath is not the malevolent, wrathful monster that they are often characterized to be. That being said, handling a spider this size and well-armed can be a daunting experience.
One pre-owned book is available in South Africa only. Click on the book image for the website link to see if it is still available.
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