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Getting my first tarantulas this year (if the weather allows shipping) and have been binge listening your podcasts for the last 3 days. Thanks for the info 🀘

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This is amazing! What is the pulsing of the carapace? Is that like a lil spider heartbeat that you can see because it hasn't hardened yet?

2 weeks ago

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The Fear Not crew took some time away from spiders this afternoon to bring some joy to a group of fine folks. Thanks to Tim, Michelle, and Lindsay for all the smiles you brought! Especially Lindsay who endured the T-Rex costume! At the day support program for disabled adults. Trunk-Or-Treat! ... See MoreSee Less

For those who have wondered if there is nerve tissue in the copulatory organ of male tarantulas. πŸ˜πŸ€“

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For those who have wondered if there is nerve tissue in the copulatory organ of male tarantulas. πŸ˜πŸ€“

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3 weeks ago

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USARK newsletter from 10/29/19
3 new ACTION ALERTS
read below or at mailchi.mp/usark/3-alerts-2019

ACTION ALERT: Pennsylvania "Animal Act" ban

Pennsylvania Senate Bill 928 is yet another "Traveling Animal Act" ban. This one has some new language and it even impacts domesticated animals in addition to the usual "exotic" animals. Exotic in this bill means any species not native to the United States and any non-domesticated species. We explain it all at the link below.

LINK: www.usark.org/2019-blog/alert-pa-sb928/

ACTION ALERT: Natchez, MS (all animals)

Natchez is overhauling its animal ordinance. All local animal owners need to review the proposal and contact city officials as this proposal affects all animals. The proposal has a blanket ban on all "exotic" animals and also common livestock. Only dogs, cats, and pot-bellied pigs will be allowed. There are also new permits, limits, and regulations for dogs and cats. Full details can be found at the link below.

LINK: www.usark.org/2019-blog/alert-natchez-ms/

ACTION ALERT: Utah herp regulation changes

The Division of Wildlife Resources of the Utah Department of Natural Resources has issued proposed changes to the State's wildlife regulations regarding reptiles and amphibians (herps). While we do not believe the problems created with the proposal are intentional, the Division should edit their amendments to avoid unintended consequences while also clarifying and better organizing the new regulations.

The deadline to comment is 5:00 PM on October 31. Find full details at the link below.

LINK: www.usark.org/2019-blog/alert-utah-regs-2019/

UPDATE: West Virginia

Thanks to an outpouring of opposition and education, the WV DWA Board has withdrawn the proposed amendments to the Dangerous Wild Animals Act from consideration. Thank you to all of those who supported our efforts to stop these additions to the State's Dangerous Wild Animal list.

Previous Action Alert at www.usark.org/2019-blog/action-alert-west-virginia-reptile-ban/.

ACTION ALERT: Branson, MO

Branson, Missouri is discussing amendments to its animal ordinance. Changes include a sweeping ban on "exotic" animals (with a vague and broad definition which could be enforced upon any species not widely considered domesticated) and a pet limit for dogs and cats of four total animals.

LINK: www.usark.org/2019-blog/alert-branson-mo/.

ACTION ALERT: Eureka, CA

The city of Eureka, CA is completely overhauling its animal ordinance. Local citizens should attend future hearings and work with their Council members to ward off overreaching measures. They are discussing pet limits and species restrictions.

LINK: www.facebook.com/UnitedStatesAssociationOfReptileKeepers/posts/2449010885180850.

ACTION ALERT: Los Angeles "Animal Performance" Ban

Los Angeles has proposed an overreaching ordinance to regulate the exhibition of β€œdangerous animals” and β€œwild and exotic animals.” The draft language is comprised of vague definitions and heavy-handed regulation lacking forethought, which would have far-reaching consequences if enacted.

LINK: www.usark.org/2019-blog/la-ordinance-2019/.

Facebook link: www.facebook.com/UnitedStatesAssociationOfReptileKeepers/photos/a.398227663592526/237508718590655....

New York State Proposed Regulation Changes
This proposal takes many reptile and other species currently heavily regulated as "wild animals" by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and reclassifies them as "animals dangerous to health or welfare" under New York State Code Title 6. It also adds a few species (mainly mammals).

Get full details at the link below.

LINK: www.usark.org/2019-blog/ny-dec-2019/

ACTION ALERT: federal bills HR2863 and S2121, or TEAPSPA

HR2863 and S2121 have been introduced as the "Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act’’ (or TEAPSPA). These bills are broad-sweeping bans on β€œtraveling animal acts” authored by radical animal rights groups. While being pitched in a misleading manner by animal rights extremists, this is a ban on animal outreach programs and any presentation with most animals. Programs at schools, libraries, Scout troops, and more will all be banned.

Know that this bill and its introduction were written by a radical animal rights group and not by a member of Congress. The bills introduction texts are littered with misinformation and falsehoods. It was clearly written to mislead the reader about exactly who this will impact. Take action now! All details can be found at the links below.

LINK: www.usark.org/2019-blog/federal-teapspa/

Facebook post link: www.facebook.com/UnitedStatesAssociationOfReptileKeepers/photos/a.398227663592526/224257585582435...

Donate to the USARK Legal Defense Fund

Information for making donations online and via check/money order can be found at www.usark.org/reptile-defense-fund-2/. You can make one-time, weekly, monthly or annual donations. You can also include a message that will be posted on the Legal Defense Fund Donor Wall at www.usark.org/usark-announcement/reptile-defense-donor-wall/ for all to see. You can even choose to make your donation or donation amount anonymous. Thanks for your support as we constantly battle legislation against responsible reptile and amphibian keeping. USARK is not possible without your donations.

Find A Vet

Need a good herp veterinarian? The Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) can help. ARAV provides a free Find-A-Vet service at arav.site-ym.com/search/custom.asp?id=3661.

Reptile Shows and Related Events

Visit our show page at www.usark.org/list-of-reptile-shows.

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They just hate us

Rachael Nicole Sanzone

3 weeks ago

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Thank you Nickolas Satrang! Check out the pumpkin carving contest on The Tarantula Collective forum! www.facebook.com/groups/theTarantulaCollective/ ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Nickolas Satrang!  Check out the pumpkin carving contest on The Tarantula Collective forum!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/theTarantulaCollective/

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That is amazing and beautiful!😍

I saw this one and said " Yup, i didn't win haha" Looks awesome!

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Yep I am and I have 4 Ts

What Would Captain Picard Do?

I'm wearing my Enterprise shirt at the moment. Lol Own all the movie's besides the new one's.

When my husband and I were dating we watched the originals. When we lived in Germany my grandmother would record them for us so we would have something to watch on VHS - that and The Golden Girls (UGH)! We had all the Star Trek episodes memorized.

For sure! I love the chief

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We are happy to announce the newest addition to our nursery! Phormingochilus sp. rufus (Peach Earth Tiger Tarantula) ... See MoreSee Less

We are happy to announce the newest addition to our nursery! Phormingochilus sp. rufus (Peach Earth Tiger Tarantula)Image attachmentImage attachment

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Nicole πŸ‘€

Wow what a beautiful species!!!

Beautiful spider. Females are truly jawdropping once they get a little size on them

Thanks to everyone who came out to see us at Tinley! We look forward to March. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜ ... See MoreSee Less

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What's on March? #excitedanddontknowwhyyet

What happens in March?

1 month ago

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Good times with friends and family after a very busy day at Tinley! ... See MoreSee Less

Good times with friends and family after a very busy day at Tinley!

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The spider people!

So jealous wish I was there!!

Thanks for the P Metallica and King Baboon!

Hope you enjoyed giordano’s! It’s nice living a few miles away from their!

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Almost at Tinley! Going to be a great day!!

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See you there!

Wish we could have attended! Next time, if I have PTO available!

We are traveling for our expo in Chicago so may not be able to respond to email and messages. Messages that come in before Tuesday the 15th may be missed, so please have patience with us. 😎😎 We are also visiting family and I am traveling with my son, Isaac, who is autistic, so patience is much appreciated.
It takes me a lot of time to answer email from my phone (I much prefer a keyboard), so please understand there may be some delay.
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We are traveling for our expo in Chicago so may not be able to respond to email and messages. Messages that come in before Tuesday the 15th may be missed, so please have patience with us. 😎😎    We are also visiting family and I am traveling with my son, Isaac, who is autistic, so patience is much appreciated.
It takes me a lot of time to answer email from my phone (I much prefer a keyboard), so please understand there may be some delay.

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BE SAFE!

Drive safe!

Liphistius ornatus trapdoor spider. Alexander Ruppert did a nice write-up on them that gave us a new appreciation for them. *See below. Check him out on Instagram @frupus65.

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"Kinda random got to handle one of my Liphistius ornatus today for the first time. Verdict: Surprisingly very calm but capable of impressive bursts of speed. They are not nearly as clumsy out of their tubes as I've been led to believe. Also their legs have well developed little claws, they stick to your hand like velcro, definitely no risk of falling off for them, their grip is solid. Also it's really hard to judge their size when all you ever see of them is the front legs poking out, so this gave me some scale. Since I got them in April they have roughly tripled (!!!) in size. Which would also explain their seemingly endless appetite. Some other interesting tidbits about these for the people that are still reading this: - Liphistius are "Mesothelae", an extremely ancient group of spiders not closely related to any other spider. Not even to "primitive" spiders like tarantulas. Their last common relative with any other extant spider lived over 350 million years ago! -Some of their ancestral features they kept are the separated instead of fused plates on their butt and the position of their spinnerets pretty much in the center instead of towards the back. -It's unclear whether Liphistius even have venom. For a long time it was believed they neither had venom glands nor venom channels in their chelicerae, but a 2010 paper found them finally. If they produce and use venom is still unknown. #liphistius #liphistiusornatus #liphistiuscfornatus #mesothelae #spider #spidersofinstagram #invert #invertebrate #trapdoorspider #trapdoor
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Liphistius ornatus trapdoor spider.  Alexander Ruppert did a nice write-up on them that gave us a new appreciation for them.  *See below.  Check him out on Instagram @frupus65.

https://fearnottarantulas.com/product/liphistius-ornatus-trapdoor-spider/

Kinda random got to handle one of my Liphistius ornatus today for the first time. Verdict: Surprisingly very calm but capable of impressive bursts of speed. They are not nearly as clumsy out of their tubes as Ive been led to believe. Also their legs have well developed little claws, they stick to your hand like velcro, definitely no risk of falling off for them, their grip is solid. Also its really hard to judge their size when all you ever see of them is the front legs poking out, so this gave me some scale. Since I got them in April they have roughly tripled (!!!) in size. Which would also explain their seemingly endless appetite. Some other interesting tidbits about these for the people that are still reading this: - Liphistius are Mesothelae, an extremely ancient group of spiders not closely related to any other spider. Not even to primitive spiders like tarantulas. Their last common relative with any other extant spider lived over 350 million years ago! -Some of their ancestral features they kept are the separated instead of fused plates on their butt and the position of their spinnerets pretty much in the center instead of towards the back. -Its unclear whether Liphistius even have venom. For a long time it was believed they neither had venom glands nor venom channels in their chelicerae, but a 2010 paper found them finally. If they produce and use venom is still unknown. #liphistius #liphistiusornatus #liphistiuscfornatus #mesothelae #spider #spidersofinstagram #invert #invertebrate #trapdoorspider #trapdoor

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Jeremiah Kritter Wheeler

Wow! I am in love! What is know about husbandry requirements?

Gorgeous baby

Brilliant! Thanks for posting.

Gorgeous spiders.

Are you breeding these??? πŸ˜€

A lil dragon spood! Amazing πŸ’™

It’s amazing that they have so much color being so tiny.

Ashley Nicole Macphee pls

Do you have any available?

Are yours true ornatus or cf. ornatus?

Does anyone carry these? Or honestly any trap doors... no one seems to have them 😞

one correction, they are more primitive than tarantulas

Karl, you can see mine already without a magnifier? πŸ˜›

Cant wait 2 get mine!!!!!

Rhen Torres angasπŸ™‚

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Hapalopus sp Colombia (Pumpkin Patch Tarantula). These spiderlings hatched out just in time! fearnottarantulas.com/product/hapalopus-sp-colombia-pumpkin-patch-tarantula-october/ ... See MoreSee Less

Hapalopus sp Colombia (Pumpkin Patch Tarantula).  These spiderlings hatched out just in time!   https://fearnottarantulas.com/product/hapalopus-sp-colombia-pumpkin-patch-tarantula-october/

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Gorgeous

I want one of these for Halloween!!!!!

I named mine Itsy right after the Itsy Bitsy Spider song

Mine is ordered! So excited.

How is their temperament?

Jacob Dittman

How cool is that. My next T i hope to have however is the Megaphobema Robustum. Such a handsome T with an interesting personality from what I am understanding. And i think I would like a little jumping spider too < 3 perhaps one day i will get back to my 1st T the Avicularia Versicolor, who i referred to as “Aladdin” πŸ’™ this species will always be close to my heart

Fear Not Tarantulas, Inc When I click the link I keep receiving an error code. Is there anything you can do to help?

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It's 'all hands on deck' when an import comes in! The key is to be super organized and ready for all the new spiderlings! Thanks Samantha Kennedy for making sure everything was ready, and the rest of the team for all their help getting everyone housed and fed! ... See MoreSee Less

Its all hands on deck when an import comes in! The key is to be super organized and ready for all the new spiderlings!  Thanks Samantha Kennedy for making sure everything was ready, and the rest of the team for all their help getting everyone housed and fed!Image attachment

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Any hints on what species are in the new arrivals?

Very Cool! 😊 x2 on a hint!

It is all on our website. πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ‘

So uh...whatcha got in there for us?

You guys should get some A. Geniculata I am having such a hard time finding them and I need a female for my male.

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Hes loose in the house somewhere

Love mine !! Thank you for this video

Itsy is sooo cute, the lil guy makes me smile everytime I check on em to see hw he or she is doing

Jake Casale

was just wondering if guys could ship here in philippines?

Where can i find more info on the pumpkin contest The Tarantula Collective is having?

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As many of you know, we have been collaborating on some projects with Dr. Linda Rayor of Cornell University. Tom Moran ( Tom's Big Spiders), his wife, Billie, and I had the opportunity to spend some time with her in New York today. Dr. Rayor is quite active in sharing her appreciation of arthropods, and many have discovered a love for these creatures thanks to her and the outreach program she heads. She then teaches them how to go out and get others interested in the critters. 😍

She has communal groups of Poecilotheria metallica and Monocentropus balfouri in her lab (that is how cool she is!) 😎😎There are some exciting things in store! blogs.cornell.edu/naturalistoutreach/
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As many of you know, we have been collaborating on some projects with Dr. Linda Rayor of Cornell University.  Tom Moran ( Toms Big Spiders), his wife, Billie, and I had the opportunity to spend some time with her in New York today.  Dr. Rayor is quite active in sharing her appreciation of arthropods,  and many have discovered a love for these creatures thanks to her and the outreach program she heads.  She then teaches them how to go out and get others interested in the critters. 😍 

She has communal groups of  Poecilotheria metallica and Monocentropus balfouri  in her lab (that is how cool she is!)  😎😎There are some exciting things in store!  https://blogs.cornell.edu/naturalistoutreach/  
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That’s awesomeπŸ‘πŸ» I’m going to check out her page! Fear Not, California has a tiny G. Pulchripes molt saved already for you!!!

A Romance with Spiders: 50 Shades of Arachnids www.cornell.edu/video/linda-rayor-romance-with-spiders

This was the Thank-you note from her wedding.... she and her husband are certainly spider fans!

Spider Girl loved having the chance to meet her, she's one of her idols and one day she hopes to attend Cornell!

I'm embarrassed to say I'm a bit of a crazy fangirl for her and I'm jealous of your visit. I was THRILLED to receive one of her H. davidbowie babies through you. Is she still studying huntsmen?

Awwww there's Billie!!!! Hi Billie!!!! So glad to finally see Tom's better half ;-)πŸ˜‚. Awesome to see all you guys faces😊😍

I see humans not spiders.. fuck off!!!! Fuck humans and your lame ass family. Spiders have been here for millions of years and you grace is with your family....not spiders. Fuck off!;!!!¡!!¡!!!¡¡

Soo cool the things they are doing in her outreach program... so important to get these young kids loving nature, I would really like to see arachnids and reptiles in classrooms!!!

Super excited for you!!

Fear Not Tarantulas, Inc Tom is one of the coolest people and his detailed information on which species need what for housing, husbandry and proper care, it's quite amazing and thank you for sharing this awesome photo, can't wait to hear more on this as well. πŸ™‚

My M.Balfouri , P.Metallica , and B.Boehmei have all molted and are healthy since ordering from you guys in july and i couod not be any happier soon A.Purpea setup will be here im so excited

Keep up the great work

You know when you play the "who living or dead would you like to have dinner with" game? This is now up there on my list.

Thats awesome! Tom is just a great guy. I always enjoy his videos. I always wondered what Billie looked like....the face behind the camera. lol

HI TOM!!!

I love turantulas

Fear not admin please message me

On the grounds of exotic animals education... reptiles and arachnids and insects... I’m very passionate and want to participate in local events with my critters to help educate the community. My collection is small but I’m trying to grow it over the next year. It will be a slow process but does anyone have any advice on how to get into this career field? I have my BA in Communications and minor in Biology - focusing on animal behavior and physiology courses. Any advice would be appreciated!

When I first started looking back into getting Ts again, it was Tom's page I scoured, for weeks. And had it not been for that and his recommendation of Fear Not, I would have never found you guys.

Thank you and your website for being so informative. I used to put my peanut spiders ( pill bug eaters outside or squash them because they looked creepy. Now i let them chill in my basement. Now that i know they aren't a danger and will eat other creepy crawlers that are unwanted. This site has given me a whole new outlook on arachnids. I respect all spiders, but i love my T

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Looooook who I picked up in New York City!

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Awwwwww

Hell yeah!

im jealous

That is so cool.

aweeeeeeee!!!! Yayyyyyy!!!!!! 😍😍😍

My brain is sill in CostaRicanSpanish mode so I immediately thought “claro pues, el abusado mae Tom y su abusados!” when I recognitioned Tom Moran and BillieπŸ˜‚πŸ‡¨πŸ‡·πŸ‡¨πŸ‡· A literal translation will lead you astray, they are all terms of familiarity and endearment.

Awesome! ❀ you guys! Hope you all have safe trip. 😊

The G.O.A.T himself..πŸ‘

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We will have some very nice species at Tinley in October! Many adult and sub-adult species will only be offered there! Come see us in Chicago October 12th and 13th. fearnottarantulas.com/ ... See MoreSee Less

We will have some very nice species at Tinley in October! Many adult and sub-adult species will only be offered there! Come see us in Chicago October 12th and 13th. https://fearnottarantulas.com/Image attachment

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Please come to CA one dayπŸ€—

No slings?😭

I am grabbing one of these beautiful lady bicoloratums for sure!

Damn it fun shit always happens on the other coast.

Any plans to go to the Arlington show in Feb 2020?

Any M. Robustum?

I don't need more Ts. I dont need more Ts. I need more Ts. I need more Ts. πŸ˜‚

Diego Vera

Will you have the meme lady?

Lindsay Keegan

Sierra Nosler

Will you be at the Midwest Reptile Show in Indiana in November??

Mike Casarez Christopher Flores Sergio Adame pls lets go

Dante Bonaretti

Luis Delgado lets go

I'm in big trouble. Going unsupervised too 🀣

Jurnee

Id love to come to this but my wife would lock herself in the car the entire day im there lol

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Hapalopus sp Columbia (Pumpkin Patch Tarantula) These guys are tiny but they already have nice coloration!

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Hapalopus sp Columbia (Pumpkin Patch Tarantula) These guys are tiny but they already have nice coloration!  

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I'm so happy that I got my very own lil pumpkin so cute, going to be the best mom to the cutie

Such a fun inquisitive species!

Tyler I want 12

Nice, might get one! Hope you guys get some Aphonopelma hentzi at some point.

The one I got from you guys like 6 months ago is doing great!

I received my Pumpkin Patch today! It is Healthy, spunky, and doing well. Thanks again FNT!

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My sweet niece, Lilly, made a video of her rehousing a Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens (Green BottleBlue) juvenile. We love to see youngsters taking an interest in these creatures so please show her some love. 😍 Those who do will be rewarded. πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡ ... See MoreSee Less

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That’s awesome. My 9 y/o twin girls are the ones that actually got me to get into the hobby. One said, “when I grow up I want a tarantula as a pet,” I told her I always wanted one too... then it dawned on me, there’s nobody stopping me from getting one... now we have 13 πŸ™‚

My 12yr old daughter just got her Chaco sling from you guys! I think it’s important to let kids experience different animals as pets.

My little ones just HAVE to help when I'm doing anything T related. I love it!

My 9 y/o daughter absolutely loves her tarantulas

What a sweetheart! So calm and good with her! It was my son who got me into the hobby and it's something we share. Kids are the best. ❀️

That’s awesome!!!

I loved her video! So sweetπŸ’•

Wish I could afford a female. I currently have a brachypelma Vagans. Getting big. Molted 2x already. Eats good too.

I love the airhole design! So cute and creative

Wanting to get a sling, but not sure what kind, bottle blue is beautiful, wish I would have bought one for my childern when they were younger, so they wouldn't be so afraid of spiders, and see the beauty that they are

My 6 year old daughter is starting to have an interest in the hobby thanks to me and her mom. I bet by the time she’s 10 she will have her own little collection. Keep up the great work kiddo we need more young kids to have an interest in this amazing hobby

My daughter started with one Rosie at age 5, now she's 10 with about a dozen, 2 centipedes and 2 scorpions too. She loves to penpal with other kid entomologists! You can find her at Spider Girl on facebook or www.spidergirl.net . She doesn't sell anything she just likes to share her love of invertebrates! She's been on a break from her work but she's planning new content soon!

Tarantula loving girls are awesome❀️ Fear Not, my daughter recently did a video on her A. Minatrix from you and gave you a shout out too: youtu.be/xHBziXYoS_U

That's awesome! I just rehomed my GBB today!

She did such a good jobπŸ˜πŸ•·

Great job youngster. ..my kids are 6 5 an 2 and heavily invloved in the hobby....i let them pick any specimen and i do most husbandry physically but i have them standing by telling me each step to make in their care routines...

That was great I did not know she was doing that I know you guys have tarantulas I did not know she had a Blog. Good job Lilly

Liked and subcribed! great to see young people enjoying tarantulas! I hope I can start making YouTube videos at some point! I wish her the best

I lovesharing this hobby with my kids <3 She did a great job!

liked and subbed. this video was well done

Super cute! I have a question. According to her video the enclosure came from you guys as well but I’m struggling to find it on your website. Would you point me In The right direction? Thanks

This is the cutest!πŸ˜πŸ•·

Have you picked out the curtains yet, Amanda Beasley? πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

Love to see future keepers especially girls in the hobby

That's so sweet. She did a great job! I showed my 2 daughters who are obsessed with spiders and insects of all kinds. I'm sure my oldest will be subscribed by the end of the night lol

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Avicularia minatrix (Venezuelan Redstripe Pink Toe Tarantula) This is a dwarf arboreal species. It is the only species in this genus for which the coloration does not change from spiderling to adulthood. fearnottarantulas.com/product/avicularia-minatrix-dwarf-tarantula/ ... See MoreSee Less

Avicularia minatrix (Venezuelan Redstripe Pink Toe Tarantula)  This is a dwarf arboreal species. It is the only species in this genus for which the coloration does not change from spiderling to adulthood.   https://fearnottarantulas.com/product/avicularia-minatrix-dwarf-tarantula/

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We love the one you sent us; his/her name is Hopper (Stranger Things) and my daughter even made a videoπŸ€—

Stunning photo!!

I absolutely adore my A minatrix from FNT. Gorgeous colors and definitely one of my favorites

Tyler

I have one of these little guys and I just love it!

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Eupalastrus campestratus (Pink Zebra Beauty Tarantula) Female ... See MoreSee Less

Eupalastrus campestratus (Pink Zebra Beauty Tarantula)  Female

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So cute! ❀

Ummmm.... Does this mean you guys have some?????? 😍😍😍😍😍

Victoria baby now that's a spider haha πŸ˜€ o_0 woah haha :p

I need a male if you happen to have one! Doesn't need to be mature yet.

I wish you had these in stock!

Kelly Ritchotte

Ashleigh Spice

I wish I could find a pink E. campestratus to go next to my blue A. seemanni!πŸ˜πŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ•·

I love my little lady I received from you a couple years ago. She is my sweet heart frfr. She just molted last nightπŸ’žπŸ’―πŸ’ž

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Ok....who did this? Fess up now! πŸ€£πŸ˜… ... See MoreSee Less

Ok....who did this? Fess up now! πŸ€£πŸ˜…

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Michelle Black Samantha Kennedy Scott Williams Derek Lewis ...

I know who it was, but I aint no snitch

If I snitch can I get a gooty?

Hehe I know who

My guess is the spider did this

Surely the work of a ninja

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2 months ago

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Elysia Chlorotica, a green sea slug, is the first animal ever discovered to create chlorophyll like a plant. This makes it capable of photosynthesis, it is like somewhat part animal and part plant. ... See MoreSee Less

Phormingochilus sp. β€œAkcaya” Tarantula 1β€³ FIRST DOMESTICALLY BRED SAC! From Steve Johnson!

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Phormingochilus sp. β€œAkcaya” Tarantula 1β€³ FIRST DOMESTICALLY BRED SAC! From Steve Johnson!

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F*ck yeah!

Tayna πŸ€” I want ,I am so addicted. 🀣

Definitely on my wish list now!

Gorgeous

MUST. OWN. TARANTULA... lol

Woooow that’s gorgeous

My husband bought a diplura sp. rurrenabaque for me from y'allll but i can find next to no info about them and she won't eat crickets any suggestions? What did you feed her before she left y'all?

Gabrielle Roberts

I am so in.

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2 months ago

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Identifying insects is not an easy job and it takes years to become an expert in a certain insect group. But the good news is that anyone can become an entomologist.

Like any form of natural history, being an entomologist means taking an interest in the world around you. You don't need any expensive equipment to start finding more about insects - you just need to get outside and explore.
πŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸ•΅οΈπŸπŸ¦ŸπŸ¦—πŸœπŸž

But, be warned - entomology can be addictive! Many people who have dabbled as children have ended up hopelessly addicted to this all-absorbing subject for their entire lives!

P.S. Photo from our Expedition to Montenegro 2019.

#citizenscience #biology #biologists #entomology #taxonomy #learning #entomologists #science #citizensciencetravel
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Thanks for sharing!

When someone sending you spiders thinks they are funny!🀣🀣 ... See MoreSee Less

When someone sending you spiders thinks they are funny!🀣🀣

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I am hoping to get a P. metallica from you all in a few months. Do you ship in colder months? It will be in February before I can get the money for one if you all have them in stock

Did you jump and grab a catch cup? πŸ˜‚

I'd have to say they are pretty funny....and you all have been known to slip in a few joke items in your packages to me from time to time...lol. I like they're style.

Getting you back looks like lol

I've always wanted a trantula but everybody but me is affraid of spiders lol . I do have a question wen getting a spider are they happier in a larger habitat or smaller one . I'd want my Spidey to have a castle so what is better .?

thats a huge box

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We may be getting heavy winds Wednesday which would hinder shipping. We will keep in contact with everyone who is scheduled to ship Wednesday and let you know if we need to postpone shipping. ... See MoreSee Less

We may be getting heavy winds Wednesday which would hinder shipping.  We will keep in contact with everyone who is scheduled to ship Wednesday and let you know if we need to postpone shipping.

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Be safe u guys

πŸ‘πŸΌ

Stay safe everyone!

is that a hurricane path or are ya just happy to see me?

BE SAFE!!!!

As of this moment it looks like we will be shipping tomorrow. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Not again. Damn

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We knew it would not be long. They molted this afternoon. Theraphosa stirm - i (The Burgundy Goliath Bird Eater) fearnottarantulas.com/product/theraphosa-stirmi-burgundy-goliath-birdeater-tarantula-domestic/ ... See MoreSee Less

We knew it would not be long. They molted this afternoon. Theraphosa stirm - i (The Burgundy Goliath Bird Eater) https://fearnottarantulas.com/product/theraphosa-stirmi-burgundy-goliath-birdeater-tarantula-domestic/

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Wow! They are gorgeous!

Soft stirmi, warm stirmi

Their so fuzzy and cute 😍

So cute and flooofy

Theraphosa stirmi (The Burgundy Goliath Bird Eater) update! They are quite dark and should be molting any time! fearnottarantulas.com/product/theraphosa-stirmi-burgundy-goliath-birdeater-tarantula-domestic/ ... See MoreSee Less

Theraphosa stirmi (The Burgundy Goliath Bird Eater) update! They are quite dark and should be molting any time! https://fearnottarantulas.com/product/theraphosa-stirmi-burgundy-goliath-birdeater-tarantula-domestic/

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Is that an ewl stirmi?!

Amazing!!

You can go a head and send a couple to me, I'll be waiting

Out of stock

Not out of stock.....they will be available Sep. 2nd

Priscilla Mann

Jameson Daniel

Look like they have jewels on them

Wow thats a lot of spiders , check out my page

Julia Böhm

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CARRIER DELAYS

We are always looking for ways to do things better here at Fear Not Tarantulas. One of the things we have always done is to cover your purchase in the event that a carrier delay causes problems. Though it is a rare thing, a customer should not be made to take a loss because something beyond their control caused the package to be late.

As you look for places to purchase spiderlings, please keep in mind that if they have stated they are "not responsible for carrier delays", that means they will not replace or refund your purchase if something causes your package to arrive late and your spiderlings are no longer alive. The customer should not be the one to assume the risk of a carrier delay - that is the responsibility of the business.

We also do not charge more if you pay by PayPal or a credit card or charge a restocking fee for refunds on orders that have not been shipped.

We hope other retailers and sellers of tarantulas will join us and start covering losses due to carrier delays.
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CARRIER DELAYS

We are always looking for ways to do things better here at Fear Not Tarantulas.  One of the things we have always done is to cover your purchase in the event that a carrier delay causes problems.  Though it is a rare thing, a customer should not be made to take a loss because something beyond their control caused the package to be late.  

As you look for places to purchase spiderlings, please keep in mind that if they have stated they are not responsible for carrier delays, that means they will not replace or refund your purchase if something causes your package to arrive late and your spiderlings are no longer alive.  The customer should not be the one to assume the risk of a carrier delay - that is the responsibility of the business.

We also do not charge more if you pay by PayPal or a credit card or charge a restocking fee for refunds on orders that have not been shipped.

We hope other retailers and sellers of tarantulas will join us and start covering losses due to carrier delays.

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Any gooty saphfires?

Tanya Stewart and you team are the best by far. Love you guys

How do i order and what limit in money?

I want a beginners tarantula.

Hapalopus sp. Colombia (Pumpkin Patch) tarantula. Tiny but already showing off those amazing patterns and coloration! fearnottarantulas.com/product/hapalopus-sp-columbia-pumpkin-patch-tarantulas/ ... See MoreSee Less

Hapalopus sp. Colombia (Pumpkin Patch) tarantula.  Tiny but already showing off those amazing patterns and coloration!  https://fearnottarantulas.com/product/hapalopus-sp-columbia-pumpkin-patch-tarantulas/Image attachment

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Adam Johnson!

You should still get one

Jessica lookit that.

I need one of these guys

I love mine!!!

U guys finally have it

Chico Miguel Lisa Marie Martin Sanchez

Hi anyone i can talk to from fear not? I have a concern about my order.. thank you so much

They are awesome. I have one of my own!!

I accidentally ordered 2 of them ok and only wanted one hw do I cancel my order

Is this ok for a beginner? I’m a bit obsessed with this one and so are the kids. We do not plan on handling often if at all. Lol

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3 months ago

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All Ami species transferred to Neischnocolus.

Photo of Neischnocolus panamanus Petrunkevitch, 1925 by PΓ©rez-Miles, F., Gabriel, R. & Sherwood, D. (2019)

Read more : t.ly/VBmBd

Abstract :
The recent rediscovery and examination of the holotype
of Neischnocolus panamanus Petrunkevitch, 1925 and its
comparison with type material of the genera Barropelma
Chamberlin, 1940 and Ami PΓ©rez-Miles, 2008 led us to
establish their generic synonymy. Ami species and the
monotypic Barropelma parvior (Chamberlin & Ivie, 1936)
fit with the diagnostic characters of Neischnocolus, with the
presence of modified type I urticating setae and the singular
spermathecal morphology. B. parvior is considered a junior
synonym of N. panamanus syn. nov. based on genital organ
morphology and geographical location. Ami bladesi PΓ©rez-
Miles, Gabriel & Gallon, 2008 is also considered a junior
synonym of Neischnocolus panamanus syn nov. based on
genital organ morphology and geographical location. As a
consequence, of the synonymies of the genera Barropelma and
Ami with Neischnocolus, seven new combinations are created:
N. amazonica comb. nov., N. armihuarensis comb. nov., N.
caxiuana comb. nov., N. obscurus comb. nov., N. pijaos comb.
nov., N. weinmanni comb. nov. and N. yupanquii comb. nov.

PΓ©rez-Miles, F., Gabriel, R. & Sherwood, D. (2019). Neischnocolus Petrunkevitch, 1925, senior synonym of Ami Perez-Miles, 2008 and Barropelma Chamberlin, 1940 (Araneae: Theraphosidae). Arachnology 18(2): 150-155.
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Adding to the nursery today we have Avicularia Peru purple and Cyriocosmus elegans (Trinidad Dwarf Tarantula). ... See MoreSee Less

Adding to the nursery today we have Avicularia Peru purple and Cyriocosmus elegans (Trinidad Dwarf Tarantula).Image attachment

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I can hardly wait for both of these!

What is the Avicularia Peru Purple scientific name?

What is the Avicularia Peru Purple scientific name?

Love my cyriocosmus

Theraphosa stirmi (Burgundy Goliath Birdeater Tarantula) These guys are coming along nicely! One of the many species in our nursery. ... See MoreSee Less

Theraphosa stirmi (Burgundy Goliath Birdeater Tarantula) These guys are coming along nicely!  One of the many species in our nursery.

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Chelsea Hockenbury Speaking of these!

Can't wait to see what you have in Tinley!!

Can we buy these?

Can we pre order?

hm per sling + shipping fee?

I would love to see your nursery!!

Yall do great work...I'm a jumping spider guy but those look awesome fr

tor Jake

This is at the top of my wishlist

Can we buy these?how much?

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Theraphosa apophysis (Pink Foot Goliath Tarantula) First meal after molting. fearnottarantulas.com/product/theraphosa-apophysis/ ... See MoreSee Less

Theraphosa apophysis (Pink Foot Goliath Tarantula) First meal after molting.  https://fearnottarantulas.com/product/theraphosa-apophysis/

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Man I want one of these but $$$$

You can just go a head and send this one to me please. Just pm me for the address. .. I already have the Blondi and the Stirmi, this one is all I need.

Ooo if it werent for those urticating hairs!

Beautiful!

Sarah Watson

So cute

Yea. They're expensive, especially the females. Males don't even live long. In order to get the moneys worth you have to spend the money...

It's so cuute

Ashleigh Kate Spice

Niiice

Did you breed these yourself? Are you located in the USA

My 10 year old daughter is gonna want one, but she's already got a stirmi and two Lasiodora parahybana in addition to the rest of her collection.

Gorgeous

i want it so bad I can't even stand it, i might just get it >.>

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Happy National Tarantula Appreciation Day! 
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I want to cuddle ittttttt

Brianna, show walker

Whta the. No fair its not payday.. πŸ™

Do wish u guys have any pumpkin patch

Brad Habermehl this is a damn good deal!

This... is amazing. I’ve wanted one for weeks now.. the time has come πŸ˜‚πŸ₯°

It's showing it's "booty" PETKO - Dark Den.

cant wait to get mine!!

Just ordered 3, but you can throw an extra one in there if you’re feeling extra nice πŸ˜‰

Sarah Abery

Another one is getting a new home. πŸ•·

I'm afraid to scroll up to delete that picture!!!πŸ•·

Is there any way I can order 2 today and pick up at pet paradise tomorrow?

Is it really ⁉️ Well, I know I appreciate my T ☺️ and the man who brought me into this whole new world, this new fantastic point of view πŸ₯° hope it’s a great day for every1 πŸ‘‹πŸ»

We’ve only had our Grammostola quirogai from you for a few days, but Flayer has quite the mischievous personality already!β€οΈπŸ•·β€οΈ

Aaaargh, not paid until tomorrow!

My Rosie is molting right now! 1st molt in over 2 years!

Do you have any Trinidad dwarf tiger tarantula I'm really hoping to find a female for my bday the 18th of this month

Never met a tarantula I didn't Love!

Are you guys coming to the Daytona National Reptile Breeder Expo this year?

Just found out you guys have the formerly known as euthlus sp red! I ordered one! I have been wanting one of those forever! Sooooooo happy!

Beautiful babies

What is this

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Fear Not apparel is now available. We have hoodies and shirts that are super comfy! Our logo is embroidered for a classy look. Over the next few days we will be adding more to the selection. fearnottarantulas.com/product-category/gear-apparel-and-more/ ... See MoreSee Less

Fear Not apparel is now available.  We have hoodies and shirts that are super comfy!  Our logo is embroidered for a classy look. Over the next few days we will be adding more to the selection.   https://fearnottarantulas.com/product-category/gear-apparel-and-more/

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Krystle Vigil

These look so comfortable

May need to pick one of these up next time I place an order but I am currently not allowed to get anymore πŸ₯Ί

I love this!!!

Am I reading it wrong or is shipping 45 dollars for a 45 dollar hoodie?

These hoodies are extremely soft and gorgeous!

That hoodie looks super comfy

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Alech Harper Philip Manning.

Appreciate with a Free T

That's my birthday

To funny that’s the day I’m placing my order!

Cool

Kelly Ritchotte πŸ’—πŸ’•

Deb Rose

How pretty

Lidia Hernndez😁

Cool! Got my first T on the same day.

Beautiful

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Who says you're not? πŸ˜‰πŸ€£

Darn it, that's what was missing from my emergency sling rehouse earlier! πŸ˜‚

Is there anyway i can message u ... I have a few questions about a stuck shed ... I went to message u but couldn't...

My dream

Job

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My bday is a day before the 8th β€οΈπŸ•·οΈ. She is too cute 😍

What happens on the 8thπŸ˜±πŸ€”

That s my birthday

Will you be announcing/having any specials?

Do you have a list of slings and prices available?

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See the Mystery Spider Event Reveal now! https://fearnottarantulas.com/mystery-spider-reveal-july-2019/

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I guessed 3 right!

YESSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh my gosh! Those are some EPIC species! Congrats to everyone that picked up some mystery Ts!

I wasn’t able to participate in this current event. Really regretting looking at the reveal right now lol

I am sooooo happy with this! I LOVEEEEE Phormictopus genus! Phormictopus sp dominican violet

Congratulations to everyone who ordered!

Yes!!!! Trippy little sling πŸ™‚

πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯°πŸ€—

Got 4 out of 7 and picked up the H. Devamatha. I'm happy about that. Good job everyone.

By any chance is there any P. tigrinawesseli left I'm starting a Peocilotheria collection I have 3 in my cart already will they be added to the spiderlings now?

I should have trusted my gut and got the Cosmic one. T-T such beautiful T's.

I predicted all of them except the Irminia. What a fantastic group, though! I nearly pulled the trigger on Devamatha, but I don’t think I’m ready to keep them.

Leaves Rojas

I got all but one! But now they're revealed I want one of each

4 out of 7 right. Really wish I could have ordered some this time around. Maybe next time!

I ended up with one off each and got 4 off my want list down. Have to check into the h devamatha but so far it would be on my list also the p irminia was on list but got one as a freebie with the order so have 2 now

When does the next event start?

I would also like to know how often they do this event.

So sad I couldn't get in on this πŸ˜ͺ

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Theraphosa stirmi (The Burgundy Goliath Bird Eater).

Theraphosa stirmi (The Burgundy Goliath Bird Eater). We could feel movement in the sac as it was being held. This species has pretty large babies from the start! ... See MoreSee Less

Theraphosa stirmi (The Burgundy Goliath Bird Eater).  We could feel movement in the sac as it was being held.  This species has pretty large babies from the start!

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Makes sense Haha

We pulled a Theraphosa stirmi (Burgundy Goliath BirdEater) sac today and were delighted to find quite a few very large spiderlings! ... See MoreSee Less

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I bought one last week. You are shipping mine today! Which one is mine in the video? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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