A strong appreciation for animal life is something that many members of our family share. While growing up, it was common for us to take in or help out animals that were in need. Though many would do that for the cute and cuddly critters, affection for tarantulas is often times acquired – developed by being around someone who takes great joy in interacting with them. That is how I came to have an admiration for them. When my nephew was just 16, he came to live with us . . . he and 30-some-odd tarantulas. He took pride in knowing (and being able to pronounce) all the scientific names, and in being able to identify hundreds of species. My husband and I enjoyed seeing his enthusiasm for tarantulas and wanted to help him pursue the hobby on a larger scale. Soon he had several breeding pairs and many spiderlings.
We saw an opportunity to bring other friends and family members together in an endeavor to help further the hobby in a positive way. So Fear Not Tarantulas came to be not only for the love of the eight-legged creatures, but also for the two-legged ones who enjoy coming together to share their passion and help take care of them.
Learning proper husbandry and breeding techniques is very important and one of the things I have enjoyed most is learning from and developing life-long relationships with some incredible people in the arachnid field.
We are committed to furthering the hobby of tarantula keeping by attracting the public to these remarkable creatures. Enthusiasm is contagious, and we believe that increasing awareness about the many appealing qualities tarantulas possess can not only encourage more people to join the hobby, but also help ensure the survival of some species that are losing their natural habitats.