A list of resources for anyone interested in keeping tarantulas.
Arachnoboards A forum for those who keep tarantulas and other inverts. An amazing place to go for current information and to interact with all levels of tarantula keepers. Personally, I spend many hours a week on this board as the amount of information to be found on it is truly staggering.
Spiders, Calgary A website by THE TARANTULA KEEPER’S GUIDE author Stanley Schultz. An amazing resource for aspiring tarantula keepers.
Tarantula Forum A very beginner-friendly forum for those interested in tarantulas. Those intimidated by Arachnoboards would do well to check out this site.
THE TARANTULA KEEPER’S GUIDE by Stanley L. Schultz and Marguerite J. Schultz – Considered by many to be the tarantula keeper’s bible. A must own for tarantula keepers novice to advanced. This book contains everything from basic husbandry to breeding techniques. Before you buy your first T, do yourself a favor and read this book.
Paperback Edition $12.99
TARANTULAS (Animal Planet Pet Care Library) by Michael Andreas Jacobi – An excellent, very accessible book on tarantula husbandry. A great read for someone new to the hobby. Available in Trade Paperback and Digital editions. (Signed copies are available from the author’s website).
Paperback Edition $8.99 / Kindle Digital Edition $6.98
QUICK AND EASY TARANTULA CARE by Jerry G. Walls – As the title insinuates, this is a very quick read, but the amount of useful information packed into this tiny volume is fantastic. For those who don’t have to time to slog through tons of information, this is the book for you.
Kindle Digital Edition – $0.99
TARANTULAS AND OTHER ARACHNIDS (Barron’s Complete Pet Owner’s Manuals) by Samuel D. Marshall – TARANTULAS AND OTHER ARACHNIDS (Barron’s Complete Pet Owner’s Manuals) by Samuel D. Marshall – An informative and straight-forward guide for the beginner. This easy-to-read volume contains a lot of great basic care tips, but use of common names makes it difficult to take seriously at time. A good add on book if you’ve already purchased one of the ones listed above.
Trade Paperback Edition – $8.99
(A special thanks to Jessica De Oliviera, a hobbyist from Canada, for recommending some great dealers from up North!)