After some delays due to weather, the shipment for the Ornithoctoninae sp."Kalimantan" arrived. I travelled to West Wales to rummage through the pile and pick out my pair. I will write a big blog of my day at http://www.thespidershop.co.uk later next week but for now, I have a two-part video segment on the YouTube channel. The … Continue reading Finally, I have my holy grail tarantula…again
I first came into contact with a possible relative to this species over nine years ago. They came in a large shipment from Borneo and were then labelled as Ornithoctoninae G. sp. "Orange Fringe". Sometimes as Haplopelma doriae but this was unconfirmed. My last experience with them was in 2013 when I got my hands on … Continue reading Gar’s Holy Grail Spider – Ornithoctoninae sp “Kalimantan”
The annual British Tarantula Society lectures, held at the Aztec hotel in Bristol, are fast approaching and I am starting to get excited. The 10th of March can't come quick enough. If you have never been (or never knew it happened) I can honestly say that it is the best tarantula event of the year, … Continue reading BTS lectures are fast approaching
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMCe2_1xtlw Stay tuned to see me unpack one of our newest arrivals - the GBB! I had an adult pair sent to me for breeding and the unpacking was hilarious... I can't wait to pair these up. The female was actually quite feisty - I'm already worrying about the safety of the male.
I noticed something happening out of the corner of my eye while editing Fridays video. Our Pterinopelma sazimai has now laid her first section of web in the bowl shape for eggsack construction. This is the first eggsack I've ever had from this species so I am quite excited (as you would imagine) I have … Continue reading Pterinopelma sazimai update