Tarantula Resources

Do Your Homework!

One thing that I want to make clear is that I do not claim to have all of the answers when it comes to the tarantula hobby. (In fact, I would avoid anyone who claimed that they did, if I were you!) There are no shortages of opinions, theories, and experiences when it comes to keeping pet tarantulas. Cages, food, substrate, handling, temperature, humidity, etc., are all topics that you will find varying opinions. The best thing you can do is research some of your questions through the vast resources available. I have provided some links that I have found helpful.


The American Tarantula Society:

The British Tarantula Society:


Scott’s Tarantulas: (Check out the gallery for detailed info on each species.)


The Tarantula Keeper’s Guide by Stanley A. Schultz and Marguerite J. Schultz
Tarantulas and Other Arachnids by Samuel D. Marshall


Golden Phoenix Exotica:

Krazy 8’s Invertebrates:

Scott’s Tarantulas:

Botar By 8’s:
Swift’s Invertebrates:

e-Spiderworld: >

Feeder Roaches