Live stream – 20th April. Theraphosa stirmi (Burgundy Goliath)

I will be going live on the youtube channel to pair Theraphosa stirmi - the Burgundy Goliath. I have no idea what will happen. It will be an evening of mating spiders and a few beers. If you have any questions for me here is the chance to fire them over. Subscribe to the channel to …

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Finally, I have my holy grail tarantula…again

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 …

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Gar’s Holy Grail Spider – Ornithoctoninae sp “Kalimantan”

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 …

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