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Tarantulas (Herpetocultural Library) [Kindle Edition]

Jerry G. Walls
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Very few spiders generate the same emotional reaction as the large, hairy tarantula. Despite their stereotypical portrayal in movies, these easy-to-care-for spiders make excellent low-maintenance pets. Designed for the beginning tarantula owner, this comprehensive manual includes essential advice on selecting, feeding, and caring for your pet, as well as tips on breeding and health maintenance. A special chapter offers up-to-date information on some of the most popular and readily available species such as the Costa Rican striped-knee and common pink-toe tarantulas. This all new addition to the renowned Herpetocultural LibraryTM puts expert-written advice at the fingertips of reptile and invertebrate enthusiasts.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tarantula keeping book review 27 Oct 2011
By Sparki
Format:Paperback
A well presented proffessional book for tarantula enthusiasts. Great photos and pictures throughout. Well explained, easy to follow and covers all the subject matter you need from moults to breeding.

Well priced, well thought out, nicely presented.
A recommended read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 27 Feb 2014
By Gogs
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Excellent book. Fantastic book for anyone who keeps or is just interested in Tarantulas. Would recommend this book to anyone.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok book 12 Jun 2012
By Mike B - Published on Amazon.com
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It has some good information about tarantulas in case you want to learn something but there are some biased opinions and is more geared towards beginners, I have owned a tarantula for about a year and did not find much new facts
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2.0 out of 5 stars If you need an intruction manual it's ok, BUT THIS ISN"T IT! 4 Jan 2012
By ERMAC - Published on Amazon.com
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Let me just say I'm not sure how I feel about giving this book 2 stars. I've been in the tarantula hobby for 8 years now. Recently I've started collecting every piece of published literature on the subject I can find. This book almost seems like an insult for the hobby. Its broken down into 7 chapters. Nothing in this book is above a 3rd grade science material. The "info" and uninformed opinions in this book wouldn't bother me had it been written in the 50s-60s. Sadly, it has a 2006 publishing stamp. The housing discussion section is so general that no matter what tarantula you would choose you'd have to get online for a caresheet anyway. Breeding section is a waste no helpful info for someone looking to take on a breeding project. And oh please dear god don't use a heatpad as he mentions in "extra heat" column. You'll fry that spider faster than a deathrow inmate in Texas. As far as "additional notes" section once again keeping the pattern of really bland at least he gives you the scientific names so you know how to spell them on google. He said something about their being like 100 sp.... I'm sorry the correct answer is over 500. & to tie it all together the 7th chapter is titled "other interesting spiders" where he gives you the same general run on widows, wolves, jumpers ect. If you are a new T owner, a soon 2b owner, or just looking out of curiosity I wouldn't get this one. I would recommend Vosjollies Arachnomania if you want a book or even the Tarantula Keepers Guide. Other info, questions, emergencys, troubles, ect. Hit the Arachnophiles or Arachnoboards forums. For a collector/ avid hobbiest this book can find a spot on the bookshelf behind all the others you may aquire (it gives my collection that cheesy horror movie in the back feel).
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