Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Toshi Molts

Toshi just molted and left us a copy of herself. This is the discarded exoskeleton.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

After Tank Cleaning

We don't handle our tarantulas much because we don't want to stress them. We do take the opportunity to take some photos when we have to handle them to clean their tanks. Here you see Chia one of the 8 female Texas Browns we have.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Chilean Rose

This is our new Chilean Rose tarantula. As her name indicates she has a lovely rose color. Her temperament is calm, therefore, it is possible to handle her gently. Because she is a female, she is expected to live up to 20 years.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

A contented life

This tarantula lives a contented life. She gets all the crickets she wants and a constant supply of water. She is a beauty.

Monday, August 13, 2007

In the Garden

This lovely garden spider lives in San Antonio, in my sister's garden. It is huge. So beautiful.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Keeping a specimen in a clear 3 liter plastic soda container allows us to observe from all angles. Here we see a tarantula with it's food, a cricket, just under it's fangs.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Closer Look

Now, face the camera and smile.