How to TARANTULA? Complete beginner guide 101

17 dec 2018
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All the topics covered in the video:
1:35 Is it the right pet for me?
2:45 Maintenance
4:25 What tarantula should I get?
6:40 Basics of scientific names and recommended genus
9:05 Whether to buy sling, juvenile, or adult tarantula
10:36 Enclosures
14:53 Ventilation/humidity
17:10 Temperature
18:18 Feeding
21:05 Pre-molt and Growth
24:25 Tarantula quantity mark (Example: 1.1.1)
25:20 Enjoy DIY Enclosure Builds
27:37 Re-housing
28:45 Handling
30:09 Burrowing Tarantulas
30:48 Losing limbs/legs
31:20 How to spot Mature Males
32:20 Uricating Hairs
33:17 Latin Names/Scientific Names
35:20 Where to get a pet Tarantula
37:20 Breeders and Groups
Stuff (first link is US, second UK and third DE amazon)
Cork Bark (there are different dimensions available so browse a bit for the best one):
Coco Fiber Brick:
Dremel tool, check if the quality and accessories are good:
Hot Glue Gun:
Silicon gun:
Safe Silicon:
Get tarantulas here:
And join tarantula forum:
Glass enclosure:
CD enclosure:
Ferrero enclosure: tour:
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  • All the topics covered in the video: 1:35 Is it the right pet for me? 2:45 Maintenance 4:25 What tarantula should I get? 6:40 Basics of scientific names and recommended genus 9:05 Whether to buy sling, juvenile, or adult tarantula 10:36 Enclosures 14:53 Ventilation/humidity 17:10 Temperature 18:18 Feeding 21:05 Pre-molt and Growth 24:25 Tarantula quantity mark (Example: 1.1.1) 25:20 Enjoy DIY Enclosure Builds 27:37 Re-housing 28:45 Handling 30:09 Burrowing Tarantulas 30:48 Losing limbs/legs 31:20 How to spot Mature Males 32:20 Uricating Hairs 33:17 Latin Names/Scientific Names 35:20 Where to get a pet Tarantula 37:20 Breeders and Groups

    The Dark DenThe Dark DenÅr sedan
    • Merkules 7.62 they are a lot calmer when they know they are the only thing in their cage, they also can get stressed if it’s to big and they don’t know, and also for terrestrial species if it is too tall from the substrate they can fall and die very easily

      MajorMajorMånad sedan
    • Jack Snow wow 2 pokies, as your second and third your brave

      MajorMajorMånad sedan
    • Thank you so much for helping me get over the fear of them ... I’m thinking about getting a sling , that way we can grow together .... I honestly can not believe I’m getting one ... My dad had a sling Mexican red legged but it died a week after my dad did ,,,, rip lil buddy and daddy xox ... and do you ever come to Canada or have you ever been ??

      Robyn MarieRobyn Marie3 månader sedan
    • @A co cię To obchodzi yes and i have 3 now. my first is a Brachypelma Albiceps, i have a Poecilotheria Metallica and Poecilotheria Regalis :)

      Jack SnowJack Snow7 månader sedan
    • @Jack Snow did you get it?

      A co cię To obchodziA co cię To obchodzi7 månader sedan
  • I don’t even have a tarantula. I’m not sure why I’m here. But I like it.

    The Legion is not AmusedThe Legion is not Amused23 timmar sedan
  • "Hey, what's your favorite Shia Labeouf movie?" "15:33"

    Samael76Samael763 dagar sedan
  • Can someone please tell me where he got the tank at 15:11 Thanks :)

    Regan ChapmanRegan Chapman3 dagar sedan
  • 👍 👍 😁 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏

    Kathy ArisKathy Aris3 dagar sedan
  • Tarantulas actually make pretty good guard dogs some people are so unbelievably terrified of them that they take off in a dead sprint just to get away

    TeaandcrumpetsTeaandcrumpets4 dagar sedan
  • Love the info. My son is interested in starting a large spider collection. He does not own one right now. What’s the best kind to start with?? Do you recommend any venders??

    Jose AJose A4 dagar sedan
  • Thanks for the video, I'm very new to the hobby, I keep more lizards, but I purchased a whip tail scorpion and Vigaroon just a few months ago, as well as I've had a curly tail for a couple of years now. I like to do my shopping either at Amazon, I know they don't sell spiders, but I bought my Vigaroon there. I got my whip tail from Bugs In Cyber Space, and I would totally recommend them to any one new to the hobby. I also bought a Red Tailed Centipede once, but some how It escaped it's enclosure and I've not seen it since. I once had a tarantula my dad caught on a golf course, but there was no Internet back then, and I didn't have any books either, so I only had him on paper towel, and I would buy a dozen crickets every week and just dump them all in. I didn't last very long, and the crickets made a meal out of it. After that, I was only Interested in green Anoles, and Western Fence Lizards. My first Vigaroon I bought, very foolishly, at the reptile expo, had one every year except this one. I didn't know a thing about them, and that died very soon after purchase. Last year, at the expo i again foolishly bought a Malaysian Whip Tail, and I didn't notice how lethargic it was, and it died just a week later. Now I have books, SEworldrs, like you, and plenty of information to keep me in the hobby. I plan to get a true scorpion, most likely an Emperor and another tarantula. I'm leaning more towards a Mexican Red Knee or Fire Leg. I didn't realize how many different types there were, but I again appreciate you letting me know. I have much more research to do.

    Richard MosebarRichard Mosebar4 dagar sedan
  • I really like your approach, very informative and respectful to your spiders, chameleons and whatever you have :).

    SocialistenSocialisten5 dagar sedan
  • Question: heat pad, necessary or no? Some say yes, some say no

    TeaandcrumpetsTeaandcrumpets8 dagar sedan
  • This helped SO much! Thanks a bunch!

    earthto_astraearthto_astra9 dagar sedan
  • Somehow i've ended up watching your videos since 11am LOL

    Nareerat YutacomNareerat Yutacom11 dagar sedan
  • My local pet store is a small business. He uses reputable breeders for all of his animals. Never received a T or a reptile or even a fish from his store that wasn't in tip top shape save for one exception. I bought several female bettas from him for my sorority aquarium and he called me several days later to inform me that the other females from the same tank had come down with ick. He refunded me my money and gave me all of the necessary medication to treat the fish for free. So, shop more local than big chains and always make sure that the owner is a fellow enthusiast. Also, make sure they are receptive to advice. I have many stories but ill end my comment here 🤣

    Jacob BruceJacob Bruce11 dagar sedan
  • I've watched a lot of your videos in the last days. They are just great. And honestly I learned a lot more of this video. I have my tarantula since a few years, but now I learned to make things better. Thank you :-)

    CS 71CS 7113 dagar sedan
  • I so want a tarantula. Unfortunately all the logistics/costs associated like a teranium, food (no pet store nearby), and everything just my wife and I will not agree to go w it.

    Bryan RyanBryan Ryan13 dagar sedan
  • 13:15 he’s so honest haha we love him 23:23 😂

    caly uobarpuowcaly uobarpuow15 dagar sedan
  • 23:23 35:26 lol 😂

    Vertical ShelfVertical Shelf16 dagar sedan
  • 32:12....never thought I'd hear that a spider has a wank!! the channel 👍👍👍👍

    funky Cheetahfunky Cheetah19 dagar sedan
  • Is it recommended to keep a sling in a bigger enclosure such as that one in 11:32?

    unoiserunoiser20 dagar sedan
  • Thank you 👍

    MooohMoooh21 dag sedan
  • 13:46 he puts his hand in the cage with no fear of the tarantula xD

    DamjanDamjan22 dagar sedan
  • 5:06 pls let me know what tarantula that was! Was it the Togo Starburst?

    AT_THE PRO !!AT_THE PRO !!24 dagar sedan
  • Some people cut the point off of the tarantulas fangs, how cruel 😡

    Melody TrotterMelody Trotter27 dagar sedan
  • Well, maybes i can i can make a Encolosure, go catche a spooder!!! And. Dunno, cross my fingers!!!

    Sandra MorrisonSandra MorrisonMånad sedan
  • Pov: you're in a pet shop thinking about getting a tarantula🤣

    RscccxRscccxMånad sedan
  • I wonder how many parents have seen this :’D

    steuz333steuz333Månad sedan
  • he kinda looks like dr. doofenshmirtz and im here for it

    Mika ResorMika ResorMånad sedan
  • Hi! Great guide! Do you think it's possible (and safe for the animals) to ship tarantulas from the UK to Portugal?

    Nuno BastoNuno BastoMånad sedan
  • I live in norway where should I buy my first tarantula from?

    alex waawawalex waawawMånad sedan
  • I am in love with M. Balfouri, but it's an old world and I'm a beginner.

    Melody TrotterMelody TrotterMånad sedan
  • You and your accent are so hot omg 😍😍

    Monica KuzmickiMonica KuzmickiMånad sedan
  • The link to Jamies did not work.

    Mary EscamillaMary EscamillaMånad sedan
  • Thanks so much for this. I'm in recovery from arachnophobia, I have 7 jumpers and looking into owning my first tarantula. This is helped tremendously!

    Nikki D1919Nikki D1919Månad sedan
  • Haha, " hello thirsty. " I just bought my 1st tarantula a few days ago a ". pink toe. It is a out the size of a quarter + legs. Is this is considered a sling or juvenile. How long before I might be able to determine the sex? Thanks for the great video!

    Kathleen PingeltonKathleen PingeltonMånad sedan
  • holes, holes, holes, holes, holes, holes... god i love those holes!

    David GarciaDavid Garcia2 månader sedan
  • Where can I buy a tarantula

    Jonathan GonzalezJonathan Gonzalez2 månader sedan

    Darian JeansDarian Jeans2 månader sedan
  • Haha 8:55 Those Avics and their poop shooters! I am always blocking, and or avoiding being in the line of fire of my avics' butts when ever they point them towards me at all! I open their enclosures and they pretty much immediately turn around and point that thing at me. I swear it's almost every time! Haha crazy tarantulas! They are super sweet though.. My girl is always trying to go exploring when ever I open the enclosure, after the initial "Hold up" anyway haha I've only been pooped at once or twice though, and it was when they were way smaller. So it doesn't seem to actually happen often, but it's still best to avoid being in line with those booties!

    Tim SawyerTim Sawyer2 månader sedan
  • Thank you very much!!!! this video is really helpful!!!!

    71Dinggoy7171Dinggoy712 månader sedan
  • I watched the whole thing and I don’t even know if I want one lmao

    cat in a hatcat in a hat2 månader sedan
  • make a video how to scorpion complete guide plz

    savvas svsavvas sv2 månader sedan
  • I have arachnophobia... I now have three jumping spiders because of watching your videos. Not in the same league as a tarantula, however I am proud of myself. I love watching them hunt! Honestly, I would totally get a tarantula, but I live in Australia and we don’t have any of the “beginners” ones. And our tarantulas look scary AF Hahahaha but, I am getting there. I shooshed a wolf spider out of my classroom the other day with a broom, and didn’t panic and accidentally kill it! The spider was attacking the broom!

    Kire MoonchildKire Moonchild2 månader sedan
  • Will I ever have to touch them when I get one

    Proud PatriotProud Patriot2 månader sedan
  • My 5 year old asked me for a pet spider the other day. He's really apprehensive about animals you have to touch so I think a spider would be a great pet for him...just worried about the 3 year old letting it out and killing it by accident :( I personally loved my tarantula. She was a rose toe named Dorothy and I really am excited that my son is all about tarantulas too lol Anyhow, thanks for this video because I kind of just winged it with Dorothy because she was given to me as a rescue. I'd love to do it right this time around.

    ZoeZoe2 månader sedan
  • I was afraid of spiders but u have shown me there is no need to be scared. Now I have 18 which am growing up w. I love to watch them grow.

    diva nonyadiva nonya2 månader sedan
  • My b.bohmie pre molt lasted 21 days got my first molt awesome now I have avacularus ,av ,an Metallica 3 so far I want Colorado blond ,

    Maine outdoorsmanMaine outdoorsman2 månader sedan
  • are the funnel webs considered as t's?

    David MaxwellDavid Maxwell2 månader sedan
    • No, but they're both mygalomorphs. Tarantulas comprise the family theraphosidae, while funnelwebs comprise the family atracidae. Care wise they're fairly similar, except funnelwebs can't climb smooth surfaces so they're actually somewhat easier to transport/rehouse.

      Lair of CentipedesLair of Centipedes2 månader sedan
  • Im about to get two new worlds. One is arboreal, the other is semi-arboreal. Can you guess which ones they are? Think color.

    Walt R. BuckWalt R. Buck3 månader sedan
  • Any tips for a Acanthoscurria geniculata?

    Jordan ThomasJordan Thomas3 månader sedan
  • Is 28-30 Celsius for a aphonopelma seemanni good or bad?

    DorkofgamesDorkofgames3 månader sedan
  • What happens if you feed your spider a dead insect?

    PrOKOliPrOKOli3 månader sedan
  • Fascinating video! Tarantulas are definitely *not* the pet for me- I can barely look at them, but my daughter had one and I wanted to learn more about what she loves. Definitely interesting little critters.

    Life With Teens & Other Wild ThingsLife With Teens & Other Wild Things3 månader sedan
  • We got some bangs(hair) action going on in this video huh 🤣 There's Something About Mary 🤣🤣🤣 OK being serious thank you for a very educational video 💞

    Twizted DaisyTwizted Daisy3 månader sedan
  • sooo here is the thing: I am a bit scared of spiders, i will accept them roaming around my room, i just don't like them being close to them when there is nothing sepperating us (like a window). At the same time Tarantulas are cool in my oppinion, but I would prefere one not to walk across me. Feeding is no problem and i think I could handle to rehouse them in my bathtub or somewhere they can't easily escape from. My flat tends to get really warm in the summer (around 31-32°C) and can get quite cold in the winter (around maybe 15°C or a bit colder, but not extremely cold like 5°C or even 0°C) Looking at those things. Could a tarantula work for me? Would it be fine with those temperatures (like it is still a living animal and i don't want it to suffer)?

    KitsutiloKitsutilo3 månader sedan
  • I was surprised that you said that humidity and warmth in the home doesn't matter-since tarantulas are tropical animals.

    Noblebird02Noblebird023 månader sedan
  • I like you and Exotic Lair the most. Beside professional information you both are very entertaining. Really enjoy all of your content. Greetings from Germany!

    BTAT2101BTAT21013 månader sedan
  • We should have a drinking game. Every time he says "holes", we have to take a sip of booze. Hahahahaha!

    Tom TobinTom Tobin3 månader sedan
  • Man this video is so damn good! Thank you!

    Anthony JenkinsAnthony Jenkins4 månader sedan
  • getting my first one in january brachypelma boehmei

    Pallavi VyasPallavi Vyas4 månader sedan
  • (makes a 40 minute video for people who want to get a tarantula) me, who has 0 intention of getting a tarantula: write that down, write that down!

    ZenoDovahkiinZenoDovahkiin4 månader sedan
  • 40:19 BURB... 😂

    FilmjunkFilmjunk4 månader sedan
  • holes holes hooooles holes holes

    Renard IyadRenard Iyad4 månader sedan
  • Never seen a guide as complete as this

    Nyxi TrashNyxi Trash4 månader sedan
  • hello from bc Canada i am looking for to be be brand new spider owner and ur information was very helpful thank you so much and am looking forward on being a owner of a beautiful species if i have more question ill be sure to look on ur many more vids about tarantulas

    Exile BeatsExile Beats4 månader sedan
  • Bottle:... Petko: water dish

    FishPillowsFishPillows4 månader sedan
  • Those are some weird ass hamsters!

    undead9999undead99994 månader sedan
  • "Calm, slow" I've had a pokie that was less agro than a B. vegans

    keelan Jameskeelan James4 månader sedan
  • Great video! Extremely informative!

    Garret JamisonGarret Jamison4 månader sedan
  • Thanks for this video 👍🏻 It was really helpful. Can u help me source to India ?

    Suraj RajaSuraj Raja4 månader sedan
    • Can u plz reply on this ?

      Suraj RajaSuraj Raja4 månader sedan
  • 17yrs😢rip mr.webs🕷

    Lapin ValleLapin Valle4 månader sedan
  • Awesome video. Very much appreciated.

    Martin JMartin J4 månader sedan
  • I've wanted one for a long time , my mother had gramostola rosae (probably spelt wrong) when I was a child and I loved her no one seams to have one in stock atm so its a waiting game , my daughter will hate me but I'm hopeful it will help her get over her fear of spiders 🕷

    Dizzie DackDizzie Dack4 månader sedan
  • Im planing getting one but im in germany how do i get one?

    M4X1F0XM4X1F0X4 månader sedan
  • I would love to have a tarantula. Unfortunately I have to wait until I have my own apartment, because currently I live with my parents, or friends, and neither of them will let me have this "filthy monster" in their house :( I find this funny, that so many people are scared of spiders, even tho they are 1000000 times bigger :D

    Crisium HDCrisium HD4 månader sedan
  • Keeping Tarantulas are like cards and/or playing pokémon .... There are common, uncommon, and rare

    clarence siasonclarence siason4 månader sedan
  • Thanks for the video you gave me all the information i need to get started thanks 😊

    Reaper GamingReaper Gaming4 månader sedan
  • HOLES!!!!!!!!

    G_MoG_Mo5 månader sedan
  • This video right here was the reason I got my first t's and I loved Petko since minute 1. Nice to get it recommended again

    Rosa Amandla García MuroRosa Amandla García Muro5 månader sedan
  • So, on the name subject, if you buy a tarantula from a shop and they use the common name and don't know the specific species, how do you go about identifying it or finding someone who can?

    Your friendly neighbourhood nobodyYour friendly neighbourhood nobody5 månader sedan
  • I want a tarantula, but I probably won't be able to get one. People I live with are into toxic patriotism, so unless it comes from a pet shop in America I can't have it. I'll just settle with a big plushie I guess.

    {Thy Baron Annabelle Lee}{Thy Baron Annabelle Lee}5 månader sedan
  • muchas gracias!

    Switch made BladeSwitch made Blade5 månader sedan
  • Your doing amazing work for the tarantula people of the world! Thank you for keeping us well informed!

    DaisyZapp28DaisyZapp285 månader sedan
  • Ich mahmg die mir rosa das sind einfach geil aus

    Gülay G.Gülay G.5 månader sedan
  • Mein gott du laberst zu viel.

    Gülay G.Gülay G.5 månader sedan
  • Hey,i really like the little "Ferrero enclosure😍Is there a diy video about how to make this?Or can you PLEASE make a video about it??

    Sarah GökceSarah Gökce5 månader sedan
  • the spider ate my homework!

    DrPet80DrPet805 månader sedan
  • how many tarantulas do you have?

    Gillian DayGillian Day5 månader sedan
  • Thank you for posting this video

    ProraptorProraptor5 månader sedan
  • 30:41 28:01 07:47

    Meaghan CorbyMeaghan Corby5 månader sedan
  • 33:11 22:42 15:28

    Winifred LeslieWinifred Leslie5 månader sedan
  • Is it a good idea to use spring tails in a sling enclosure?

    Coral DCoral D5 månader sedan
  • Thanks for this imma get some tarantulas

    IleikantsIleikants5 månader sedan
  • You should make a scorpion complete care guide because there isn’t a tone out there!

    Adams reptilesAdams reptiles5 månader sedan
  • Also were should I get her??

  • This was really helpful,I'm getting a pink toed tarantula. Got any tips??

  • My next pet is a Tarantula, right now I have 2 Female Latrodectus spiders 🙂

    Tony SilvaTony Silva5 månader sedan
  • I feel like I would really have to research the enclosure setup for a tarantula because my room temperature fluctuates in a large range from season to season in the NW of USA. Usually from 45F to 85F depending on if my window is open, or the space heater is going. Makes keeping guitars in tune difficult as well...

    caboosemacscaboosemacs5 månader sedan
  • I have been terrified of spiders my whole life. Ive been doing some exposure therapy to relieve some of the anxiety i get when i see one. First it was just looking at photos briefly, then holding the photo. It was time to move on to videos. Came across this channel and although i am still scared. Ive been able to watch a few without having serious anxiety. Thanks for making it lighthearted. I would never want to own a tarantula, ever, but i highly respect what you do and your love for what you do. Thanks for helping me get over some of my fear!

    shayshay5 månader sedan
  • Hi I love the dwarf species of T's but find it hard to find breeders to buy from, I love the Chilian flame rumps, I seen one for sale and the seller sent me a picture of this love 2 year old female so I bought it and she sent me a old female that was on it's last legs I told her that the T she sent me wasn't the same as the one in the picture she said it was just needing to molt 2 month on and the old T died a few months on and the seller was on FB showing the T I was meant to get, sadly you get a lot of rip off merchants out there, do you know of any Breeders of the Dwarf species.cheers

    Tom ScobbieTom Scobbie6 månader sedan
  • I just found a smol boi outside and put him in a jar, but i want to keep him so thats why im here, oh and i live in South texas

    nebulanebula6 månader sedan