Tarantula Keeper’s Journal Entry 2 : Random Observations

Sometimes there is too much information absorbed too quickly. For instance, in my reading of "sling care", I interpreted my Grammostola pulchripes [the Chaco Golden Leg's real name] behavior as "pre-molt" (what they do before shedding the old exoskeleton). Instead, it uses the bark hide and burrows below it normally. Badass hunter, probably 2nd only…

Tarantula Keeper’s Journal Entry 1: History

So the last week I've been busy. It seems that a new hobby always requires an inordinate amount of time at the outset before settling down. I am now the proud owner of four Tarantulas. Two immature adults that I rescued from a Petco and two spiderlings (slings) that were mail ordered from Swift's Invertebrates…

Virgin Islands Blog Bits 1

May 6th, 2015 1. So, 38,000 feet up in the air over pure blue ocean. Just passed the bahamas a little while ago. It occurs to me that in all my years of travel (5 years as a field engineer flying every week), AND traveling half way around the world back in the Navy days...I've…