The Tarantula Keeper's Guide

Author: Stanley A. Schultz,Marguerite J. Schultz

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764100765

Category: Nature

Page: 287

View: 3701

Looks at the natural history and characteristics of tarantulas, and explains how to catch and care for them


keeping and breeding arachnids in captivity

Author: Kathleen Hancock,John Hancock

Publisher: Serpents Tale


Category: Nature

Page: 147

View: 1084


Tarantulas and Scorpions in Captivity

Author: Russ Gurley

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0985293608

Category: Pets

Page: 102

View: 3759

TARANTULAS and SCORPIONS in CAPTIVITY by Russ Gurley The keeping of invertebrates as pets is growing across the planet. Tarantulas and scorpions are at the front of this exciting movement. The keeping and breeding of captive tarantulas and scorpions is truly an art form. The number of captive invertebrates available to hobbyists worldwide is directly related to the breeding programs being established by keepers. Probably more than any other section of the exotic pet market, the invertebrate offspring produced by breeders take pressure off of the wild populations. These wild populations are under extreme pressure from deforestation, pollution, and habitat destruction. The need to be able to properly take care of tarantulas and scorpions in captivity is important to their future in the hobby. With this book, author Russ Gurley hopes to inspire new keepers and to share some of his expertise with successfully keeping and breeding the most interesting species of tarantulas and scorpions being kept in captivity. Included are helpful hints for successful husbandry and mating and tips that have helped keepers maintain some of the most exciting invertebrates in captivity.


Plus Other Popular Invertebrates

Author: Jerry G. Walls

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1620080389

Category: Pets

Page: 88

View: 4904

Scorpions is one reptile care book from the highly acclaimed Advanced Vivarium Systems series. The AVS series, founded and guided by herpetocultural pioneer Philippe de Vosjoli, is the #1 series on reptile care. From choosing a pet to selecting a veterinarian to feeding, housing, breeding, and more, these books deliver the most helpful and up-to-date information available on popular reptiles and amphibians kept as pets.


Author: Michael Andreas Jacobi

Publisher: TFH Publications

ISBN: 9780793837106

Category: Pets

Page: 112

View: 4125

Growing in popularity the world over, tarantulas are truly unique and fascinating pets. While they are often portrayed negatively in the media, tarantulas are actually shy and fascinating creatures. This essential guide provides coverage of 20 species of these low-maintenance pets, including discussion of numerous similar species. In addition to general care advice and an introduction to breeding, it describes proper setup and maintenance of terrariums for the three major categories of tarantula lifestyle--tree-dwelling, ground-dwelling, and burrowing.

Biology of Spiders

Author: Rainer Foelix

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199734828

Category: Nature

Page: 419

View: 6655

One of the only books to treat the whole spider, from its behavior and physiology to its neurobiology and reproductive characteristics, Biology of Spiders is considered a classic in spider literature. First published in German in 1979, the book is now in its third edition, and has established itself as the supreme authority on these fascinating creatures. Containing five hundred new references, this book incorporates the latest research while dispelling many oft-heard myths and misconceptions that surround spiders. Of special interest are chapters on the structure and function of spider webs and silk, as well as those on spider venom. A new subchapter on tarantulas will appeal especially to tarantula keepers and breeders. The highly accessible text is supplemented by exceptional, high-quality photographs, many of them originals, and detailed diagrams. It will be of interest to arachnologists, entomologists, and zoologists, as well as to academics, students of biology, and the general reader curious about spiders.

Tarantula Spiders as Pets

Tarantula Breeding, Where to Buy, Types, Care, Temperament, Cost, Health, Handling, Diet, and Much More Included! the Ultimate Tarantula Owner's Guide

Author: Lolly Brown

Publisher: Bryan Biernat

ISBN: 9781946286055


Page: N.A

View: 6262

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The General Care and Maintenance of Tarantulas and Scorpions

Author: Philippe De Vosjoli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781882770106

Category: Pets

Page: 79

View: 9990


Tarantulas and Other Arachnids

Everything about Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Behavior, and Housing

Author: Samuel D. Marshall

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764114632

Category: Nature

Page: 111

View: 3609

Explains the anatomy of a tarantula, cage types, food and diet, molting, and health care, and includes other spiders and scorpions.

Tarantulas Up Close

Author: Carmen Bredeson

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766030763

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 2568

"A close-up look at tarantulas for new readers"--Provided by publisher.

Extreme Pets Series, 1 - Axolotls and Tarantulas

Author: J.R. Poulter


ISBN: 1925484084


Page: 42

View: 5491

You've heard about EXTREME SPORTS!What about EXTREME PETS?These pets are 'different,'Do you have one yet?They need as much loveAnd they need as much careAs 'regular' pets, justA little more rare!But...Only get one, if you DARE!A series of four verse stories aimed at five to ten year olds, about very unusual pets and with links to further information on such things as pet care.Themes - tarantulas, carpet pythons, snakes, spiders, stick insects, axolotls, exotic pets, pet care, What a fascinating book, integrating fact with verse to create a wonderful cross-curricular resource for teachers. As for the students, curious little minds will engage with the unique and unusual subject matter! Adrienne T. O'Connell, B.A., Grad. Dip. Ed., taught children from indigenous classrooms in the outback to multicultural classrooms in the city. Book 1 - Axolotls and tarantulas

Insects as Sustainable Food Ingredients

Production, Processing and Food Applications

Author: Aaron T. Dossey,Juan A. Morales-Ramos,M. Guadalupe Rojas

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128028920

Category: Science

Page: 402

View: 1044

Insects as Sustainable Food Ingredients: Production, Processing and Food Applications describes how insects can be mass produced and incorporated into our food supply at an industrial and cost-effective scale, providing valuable guidance on how to build the insect-based agriculture and the food and biomaterial industry. Editor Aaron Dossey, a pioneer in the processing of insects for human consumption, brings together a team of international experts who effectively summarize the current state-of-the-art, providing helpful recommendations on which readers can build companies, products, and research programs. Researchers, entrepreneurs, farmers, policymakers, and anyone interested in insect mass production and the industrial use of insects will benefit from the content in this comprehensive reference. The book contains all the information a basic practitioner in the field needs, making this a useful resource for those writing a grant, a research or review article, a press article, or news clip, or for those deciding how to enter the world of insect based food ingredients. Details the current state and future direction of insects as a sustainable source of protein, food, feed, medicine, and other useful biomaterials Provides valuable guidance that is useful to anyone interested in utilizing insects as food ingredients Presents insects as an alternative protein/nutrient source that is ideal for food companies, nutritionists, entomologists, food entrepreneurs, and athletes, etc. Summarizes the current state-of-the-art, providing helpful recommendations on building companies, products, and research programs Ideal reference for researchers, entrepreneurs, farmers, policymakers, and anyone interested in insect mass production and the industrial use of insects Outlines the challenges and opportunities within this emerging industry

The Tarantula Scientist

Author: Sy Montgomery

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547530055

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 3087

A Sibert Honor Book An ALA Notable Book A John Burroughs Nature Book for Young Readers A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A 2005 Outstanding Science Trade Book for K–12 A Kirkus Reviews Editor’s Choice List * “Superb color photos abound in this spectacular series addition. . . . This is a vivid look at an enthusiastic scientist energetically and happily at work. . . . A treat, even for arachnophobes.”—School Library Journal, starred review


Author: Bob Dylan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439107669

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

View: 6029

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE Music legend Bob Dylan's only work of fiction—a combination of stream of consciousness prose, lyrics, and poetry that gives fans insight into one of the most influential singer-songwriters of our time. Written in 1966, Tarantula is a collection of poems and prose that evokes the turbulence of the times in which it was written, and gives a unique insight into Dylan's creative evolution. It captures Bob Dylan's preoccupations at a crucial juncture in his artistic development, showcasing the imagination of a folk poet laureate who was able to combine the humanity and compassion of his country roots with the playful surrealism of modern art. Angry, funny, and strange, the poems and prose in this collection reflect the concerns found in Dylan's most seminal music: a sense of protest, a verbal playfulness and spontaneity, and a belief in the artistic legitimacy of chronicling everyday life and eccentricity on the street.

Tarantula Care

Author: Robert G. Breene

Publisher: TFH Publications Inc

ISBN: 0793845076

Category: Pets

Page: 64

View: 4516

With quick and easy instructions, 'Tarantula Care' will help you set up your tarantula and provide you with all the necessary information you need to care for your pet. Accompanied by quick tip boxes and illustrated with many colourful photos, this book ensures a great start with your new tarantula.


An Introduction to the Science and Technology

Author: Mark D. Irwin,John B. Stoner,Aaron M. Cobaugh

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226925323

Category: Science

Page: 816

View: 4329

As species extinction, environmental protection, animal rights, and workplace safety issues come to the fore, zoos and aquariums need keepers who have the technical expertise and scientific knowledge to keep animals healthy, educate the public, and create regional, national, and global conservation and management communities. This textbook offers a comprehensive and practical overview of the profession geared toward new animal keepers and anyone who needs a foundational account of the topics most important to the day-to-day care of zoo and aquarium animals. The three editors, all experienced in zoo animal care and management, have put together a cohesive and broad-ranging book that tackles each of its subjects carefully and thoroughly. The contributions cover professional zookeeping, evolution of zoos, workplace safety, animal management, taxon-specific animal husbandry, animal behavior, veterinary care, public education and outreach, and conservation science. Using the newest techniques and research gathered from around the world, Zookeeping is a progressive textbook that seeks to promote consistency and the highest standards within global zoo and aquarium operations.

An Introduction to Zoo Biology and Management

Author: Paul A. Rees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444397833

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 7730

This book is intended as an introductory text for students studying a wide range of courses concerned with animal management, zoo biology and wildlife conservation, and should also be useful to zookeepers and other zoo professionals. It is divided into three parts. Part 1 considers the function of zoos, their history, how zoos are managed, ethics, zoo legislation and wildlife conservation law. Part 2 discusses the design of zoos and zoo exhibits, animal nutrition, reproduction, animal behaviour (including enrichment and training), animal welfare, veterinary care, animal handling and transportation. Finally, Part 3 discusses captive breeding programmes, genetics, population biology, record keeping, and the educational role of zoos, including a consideration of visitor behaviour. It concludes with a discussion of the role of zoos in the conservation of species in the wild and in species reintroductions. This book takes an international perspective and includes a wide range of examples of the operation of zoos and breeding programmes particularly in the UK, Europe, North America and Australasia. Visit to access the artwork from the book.

Assassin Bugs, Waterscorpions, and Other Hemiptera: Reproductive Biology and Laboratory Culture Methods

Author: Orin McMonigle

Publisher: Coachwhip Publications

ISBN: 9781616462895

Category: Nature

Page: 180

View: 854

Although names like assassin bug and waterscorpion are composed of familiar words, the actual animals they describe are not readily visualized by the general public. These unique creatures are members of a stunning and diverse group of nymphal insects known as true bugs. Giant water bugs can be as large as a man's hand, big enough to readily dispatch fish, snakes, and small turtles in the wild. Large assassin bugs kill and eat massive armored beetles that the world's largest scorpion, tarantula, or centipede would run from. Beautiful metallic shield bugs band together to take down prey a thousand times their mass without the use of venom or jaws. Others species hunt on the open ocean or feed on plants, reserving their spines and vicious attacks for battle over mates. Despite such endearing qualities of this widespread and common group, the only impressive aspect of true bug literature is its intense insufficiency. Even common laboratory species generate little writing. This book is the first and foremost attempt to provide a large format presentation on the biology of true bugs, represented in direct observations and repeatable husbandry guidelines for the largest and most formidable species. A full-color, pictorial essay accompanies this detailed text, highlighting the variety and design of this breathtaking group of insects.

Manual of Exotic Pet Practice

Author: Mark A. Mitchell,Thomas N. Tully

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1416001190

Category: Medical

Page: 546

View: 3587

This practical, user-friendly resource provides essential information on the care and treatment of exotic pets. Coverage includes common health and nutritional issues, as well as restraint techniques, lab values, drug dosages, and special equipment needed to treat exotic animals.