Neostenotarsus sp suriname. A beautiful tarantula that reaches a size of about 3". Interestingly, Martin Gamache and Tom Patterson have noted color variations of purple and green within the same sac. Apparently only mature males show the color difference though. fearnottarantulas.com ... See MoreSee Less
Sure is better to fall back than spring forward! 😂😂 Is anyone awake with me? The next order that is at least $100 will have free shipping! fearnottarantulas.com. 💚 Just choose the shipping option "I'm awake" at checkout! The option will disappear soon! ... See MoreSee Less
Yet local governments in other countries destroy their habitats. The breeders are the ones keeping the species alive and flourishing.
The more interest there is in tarantulas the more research will be put to them, so the pet trade can be good and bad. I wonder why P. metallica wasn't on the ban list like the other 5 were.
Interesting article. I will finish reading it tonight. Question tho, do you or should you be licensed to breed and sell T’s?
So is there a risk of it being made illegal to buy or sell them?
I understand the threat to them in the wild, but what does it mean to us who keep them in captivity?
People continue to think breeding in captivity by hobbyists can save the species that are threatened. Maybe with proper direction and funding it could happen. The point of the whole article is there is a lot of both legal and illegal trade of T's. The impact of which has not been established because lack of funding etc. To say it's habitat destruction that is the cause without admitting the role of poaching is misguided. The following excerpt is from the USFWS about the role of captive tarantulas and why they are unsuitable for reintroduction etc. (This was taken from some of the recent pokie bans).
"Individuals of these species that are held or sold as pets hold limited conservation value to the species in the wild because they are not genetically managed for conservation purposes. Individuals in the pet trade descend from wild individuals from unknown locations, have undocumented lineages, come from limited stock (e.g., see Gabriel 2012, p. 18), and are bred without knowledge or consideration of their genetics. They also likely include an unknown number of hybrid individuals resulting from intentional crosses, or unintentional crosses resulting from confusion and difficulty in species taxonomy and identification (Gabriel 2011a, pp. 25-26; Gabriel et al. 2005, p. 4; Gabriel 2003, pp. 89-90). Further, many are likely several generations removed from wild ancestors and thus may be adversely affected by inbreeding or maladapted to conditions in the wild. In short, captive individuals held or sold as pets do not adhere to the IUCN guidelines for reintroductions and other conservation translocations (IUCN 2013, entire). Further, we are not aware of any captive-breeding programs for Poecilotheria that adhere to IUCN guidelines."
We had such an incredible time in Chicago at the Tinley expo! Myles, Damian, and Justin did a great job manning the tables. Thank you to our family, Brenda, Dana, Mia, Lilly, and Grace for hosting the Fear Not team and helping at the show! Thanks to Snake Discovery for the awesome interview!Here's our Tinley Park adventure at the North American Reptile Breeders Conference (NARBC)! It was an awesome show, with lots of great animals and people! Th... ... See MoreSee Less
Most of the Fear Not team is pictured in this photo that, interestingly, accurately depicts some personalities as well!😇 Someone (you will have to guess who) 😉😉has a birthday coming up on Wednesday ... yes, a Halloween birthday! 🎃🎃
This person packs most of the spiderlings that go to our customers and has to be one of the best spider packers in the country. We ship out quite a large number every week and I don't know anyone who can get so many spiderlings safely packed in the time that she does. She is invaluable here at Fear Not and I know our customers appreciate the many things she does to ensure the safe arrival and nice presentation of orders.
Happy birthday Holly! Hopefully you have that day off from packing baby T's for your special day and can enjoy some you time. Happy Halloween 🎃
Happy birthday Holly and thank you for the wonderful job you do!!
Aweeeee , thanks everyone 😁😁😁😁
Happy Birthday Holly
Happy early birthday, Holly!!! 💐💐💐
Always checking out your website when I am bored at work, happy birthday 🙂
My wifes birthday is tomorrow and our wedding anniversary is on halloween
Happy birthday holly! My packaging was GORGEOUS! Maybe it was you! Everything taped, wrapped, T’s had room to breathe, beautiful pink wrappers and DAMPNESS! Stunning and well appreciated. You’re killing it girl!!!!!!!
Phormictopus auratus (Cuban Bronze Tarantula). Every time we sell one of these spiderlings and it is paid for using PayPal, the customer's order is put on hold. I am then notified that I may be selling something forbidden or illegal 👩⚖️ and have to contact them to clarify! I'm thinking it has some red flags in the name! 😂😂 ... See MoreSee Less
You're about to get flooded with orders for one. You do realize this, right? lol!
It is the word "Cuban" that gets the transaction flagged.
I bought a sling from you guys at the Tinley expo and hands down my favorite T right now! It’s got the most out going personality when I disturb its enclose instead of running in its hide it jumps on top of the hide and throws hands at me 😍 love it. Also best feeding response I’ve ever seen.
Cuban trade embargo. Remove the word Cuban.
Just use the scientific name proper name. Now I have more reasons to not like common names😂
We just updated our "freebie" section! 👍👍We do not automatically add freebies to orders but rather let you choose! Selections are based on the total spent. Please email us at [email protected] if you have a question.
Aphonopelma hentzi (Texas Brown), Avicularia avicularia (Guyan Pinktoe), Avicularia metallica (Metallic Pinktoe), Brachypelma vagans (Mexican redrump), Brachypelma verdezi (Mexican Rose Grey), Cyriocosmus elegans (Trinidad Dwarf Tiger), Hapalopus sp Columbia (Pumpkin Patch), Harpactira pulchripes (Golden Blue Leg Baboon), Hysterocrates gigas (Cameroon Red Baboon), Linothele megatheloides (Colombian Funnel Web), Nhandu chromatus (Brazilian Red and White), Pamphobeteus platyomma (Brazilian Pink Bloom), and Pterinopelma sazimai (Iridescent Blue).
What a privilege it was to be part of 4 biology classes today. The Fear Not team had a great time telling students about the tarantulas we breed and raise up. We broke up in 3 groups so everyone had the opportunity to feed, have a close encounter, and learn about breeding and the molt cycles. ... See MoreSee Less
This is awesome! I wish I had something like this when I was a kid.
This is great! How cool!
That is awesome!
I did this myself (young kids but have done 2 events so far). This feeling makes everything worth it great job fear not
This is something I wish I could do. I have taken some of my Ts to my kids class rooms for like show and tell. I had all the kids sit in their seats and I walked around the classroom with the tarantula in a clear safe container. I think I only had one kid who was scared but he was still curious.💖
That's so badass 😀
I do this with our local 4-Hers and FFA chapter plus the biology classes.
This is so great! ❤️
This is so amazing! I wish I could do this for a living ♥️
That’s amazing ! I love the work you guys do ~
That's so cool.
That's kind of what my daughter is looking to do for her Girl Scout Silver Award project!
That's really cool! I had a teacher in high school who I didn't get along with. During detention one morning she showed me her snakes that she had in her class room. Which I was afraid of. It sparked my love for snakes and other exotics. And I never had another issue with her after that. We got along very well. Those experiences can be very powerful and really open someone's world. Well done.
This is so awesome.
I can't wait to order my baby from u I'm excited
Very cool guys, keep it up!
Sandy Gain Laustra !!! this is what i wanna do!
That is super awesome of you guys!
Which species did you bring there?
I think that is terrific! Perhaps teaching young people about tarantulas will break the chain of fear for these misunderstood creatures
Oct 13-14 Come see us at the North American Reptile Breeders Conference at Tinley Park in Chicago. We will have over 100 species of tarantulas available! Rehousing and feeding demonstrations are planned as well as lots of other fun things. Great deals abound so come on by. Be sure to introduce yourself - we love putting faces to the names of our customers! ... See MoreSee Less
Will you guys be at the NW Reptile & Exotic Animal Expo?
We can’t wait to see y’all!
Cant wait to see you guys!!!
Wish I could go!!!!
I'll be there to check out ur spiders forsure I mist out on a deal I wanted to get
Do you ever come to California?
Blue one's are my favorite
I forgot to ask, will you guys have habitats at Tinley? or should i order and have you bring some specifically?
(its' just occurred to me, i've got 4 spiders on the way, and i've run out of M&M jars from Costco to put them in...)
my t's will be here in the morning. My daughter and I are super excited.
Man I wish I could go. All the tarantulas I got from you guys are doing pretty well. I can't wait for them to get a little bigger.
Will you guys have g pulchra at Tinley
Shawnee Smith We should go!!!!
Spiders are absolutely gorgeous creatures, its more unfortunate that i love them and my family hates them.
Myles posted this on The Tarantula Collective and we wanted to share it here. We have more than just tarantulas here at Fear Not. Here's "Butterscotch" our Scolopendra gigantea grabbing a dubia while we prep some slings for Tinley! ... See MoreSee Less
Isn’t their venom kinda scary? I love the look of those but would be a bit nervous having one around!
Down right adorable
Priscilla Callahan I got you a new pet!
Some of those slings are ours!!!! Whoooooo!!!
Hey Team, are you guys waiting too do mystery after Tinley or before? Just wondering cause I want too make an order. 🙂
Wow!!! I think they ard so cool!! I have tons of respect for them...one bit my little pug on the moth when I livef in Maui!! My sweet boy almost died! He had a horrible reaction to the venom and his head swelled up, and his tounge and throat swelled so much it cut off his air supply....$5,600 later my boy survived, but it was touch and go for about 3 horiffic days, this was about 20 years ago!! I was obsessive about my boy goibg outside after that, especially at night when they would come out to hunt!! Impressive fellows!!
That tops my OH HELL NO list!!!
Love centipedes! Can’t wait for mine to reach this size
That is one large Scolopendra Centipede what species is it?
My mom got bit by one while mushroom hunting. Had some serious need to invest in Benadryl. Mom and I have kept our distance from them ever since. That beauty can be admired from afar.
How much do the baby's go for I would love one , but I love to watch them grow don't want to buy an adult one (at least not for my first one)
I have given the Fear Not team members a challenge. 💪 We are always looking for ways to better serve our customers and make spidering more fun! Each of them will be given $500 to spend at the NARBC Expo at Tinley Park in Chicago to invest in something new that will benefit our customers. 🎉🎉 I'm sure they would love your input! Give them some ideas about what you would like to see at Fear Not! 😊😊☺️ ... See MoreSee Less
Maybe new housing products. New substrates on the market. New feeder options
Hire me please
Yes, additional inverts are always fun. Otherwise, feeder packs of asst feeders? Suspended arboreal enclosures?
Mantids and sicarius please
I live in Washington state I guess that leaves me out.
I’m in California I’m out too. But you guys rock
Maybe a few species of centipedes
More true spiders, centipedes, and maybe some hot scorpions.
Those African trapdoor spiders are super cool, scorpions,other inverts
Amblypygids! It'd be awesome to see one molt throughout it's life.
Feedings, or education on different foods for tarantulas. The one I have currently only will eat crickets. I've had her 5 years. Not sure her age because she's a rescue. A male I had lived 5 years he ate mice mostly, sometimes crickets.
I’m happy with what ever but more enclosure ideas are always welcome.
Cyclocosmia sp. i e truncata if they are ever available
We found one of our Cyriocosmus elegans (Trinidad Dwarf Tiger) females with spiderlings last week! We raised the parents up from tiny babies and it is such a joy to see our breeding project come to fruition! This was mostly Holly's project as this species introduced her to the wonderful world of Cyriocosmus! ... See MoreSee Less
There is a new kid in town! The Tarantula Collective forum has mighty things planned! Fear Not is donating a newly available, super cool Aphonopelma mooreae ((Mexican Jade Fuego) spiderling! Just join The Tarantula Collective forum and as soon as membership reaches 1,000, they will randomly draw from those who comment on the contest post! Other prizes will also be awarded. So join the group, comment on the contest post as instructed ... and get others to join so they can reach the goal and they will do the drawing! Happy Spidering!🎉 ... See MoreSee Less
Yeah I just searched the group and couldn’t find it.
Thanks Fear Not Tarantulas. All done 🕷
That thing is beautiful!
I joined I believe
Remember, you have to join and comment on the message in the group. Just click on the "Learn More" button under the picture above and it will take you there.
So cool !
I don't know if anyone is able to answer my quetsion here but i will ask anyway.
I just oreder t's of their homepage and was eligible for a freebie and i picked one. It didn't show up on the invoice does it mean it wasn't added or does it never show up?
Jim McConnell Kim McConnell Jason McConnell Justin McConnell Christan McConnell Nick McConnell Ashley Meredith McConnell
Social media is a double-edged sword. We are able to ask questions and share experiences, we can share feeding and breeding videos, keep up to date with the latest information, and share the joys and pitfalls of our hobby.
It can also be a vehicle for the spreading of inaccurate information, misconstrued facts, and give voice to those who stir negativity and drama to benefit themselves.
We encourage you to always go directly to the person to clear up anything that you hear from others that makes you question them. Whether it is a friend, family member, co-worker, or us, it is important to get the facts right before allowing a situation to ruin friendships. It is easy to fall into the pit of thinking badly about something before we know the facts.
So, before giving up a friendship, or being angry at a family member, co-worker … or a business, it is worth going the extra step and talking about it. Be kind, and be open to other perspectives. ☺️☺️ ... See MoreSee Less
It’s unfortunate that lack of face to face interaction turns off social filters that keep the peace between humans. On social media, you will see people acting entirely different than they typically would.
For many of us in the tarantula hobby, social media, particularly forums and Facebook groups, offer a "family" of people who share our rather odd interest in these eight-legged beauties. However, a fe...
In relatively cool temperatures, Anelosimus studiosus spiders lay their eggs and spin their webs and share their prey in cooperative colonies from Massachusetts to Argentina. Temperatures may vary, bu...
Fear Not Tarantulas, Inc I was wondering if there was an easy way to message you, I sent you an email about buying some ts and I know you get a lot of emails but if there's another way I can get ahold of you please let me know!
This is kind of scary considering the climate changes we have going on. It makes me wonder what other changes we will see in our lifetime.
Aphonopelma mooreae (Mexican Jade Fuego). We have fallen in love with these spiderlings! An interesting thing we noticed as we unpacked the Mexican import is that they frequently release silk to lower themselves to the ground, like you would see a 'true' spider do. We have not seen that with other species. It is pretty cool! ... See MoreSee Less
Oh, Lordy I want one so badly!! I’m hoping people with a little deeper pockets than myself will hammer out any possible husbandry surprises before I commit.
Vanessa Sanchez theyre so cute
I love the Aphonopelmas. 😭 Wish I could afford these guys.
Hope Niece, I think I’m going to start a small collection of Tarantula’s. Starting out with the big black one and then thinking about some of the vibrantly colored ones! The best part of “spidering” is that they are pretty low maintenance and fun to just observe! I love the ones that tolerate careful handling tho thus the reason I’m starting out with the one I showed you the other day. Trying to convince Jeff that u need this hobby! Lol!
I'm interested in a sling if you have any available. What's your pricing for these beautiful T's??
Aphonopelma mooreae (Mexican Jade Fuego) are now in stock. If you signed up for an email alert, you may not receive notification because there was such a large number of people the website tried to sent notifications to at once that it timed out.
Mystery Spider Reveal! Aphonopelma moderatum (Rio Grande Gold), Aphonopelma bicoloratum (Mexican Blood Leg), and Psalmopoeus victori . Thanks to everyone who participated - it is always quite fun. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for shipping even with the storm coming. I can't wait until tomorrow morning! All of you are awesome!
Now that that all is hopefully done, please stay safe, and stay dry! While all of us expecting packages greatly appreciate the hard work into the final hours before FedEx shuts down out there, now just be sure y'all stay safe!
Stay safe and dry!!
Praying for you all....pop smoke if able....make it safe....
I hope you all stay safe!
I hope everyone stays safe there!
It takes a village. I wish I could do an apprenticeship.lol. I’d definitely boost my confidence when it comes to unpacking and rehousing.
We have a pretty big storm heading our way. Mandatory evacuations will start tomorrow for many areas near us. We will probably not have to leave though. 🏄♂️🏄♀️🚣♂️🚣♀️
Please be patient with us as we may not be able to get back with questions via email because of storm preparation. If possible, please wait until next week to email us with questions regarding future orders. 👍👍
We will be shipping tomorrow, but not Wednesday. All orders that came in starting today will be shipped next week. ✈️✈️✈️
Thank you Richard Stewart for shipping us a couple of generators! Ours would not start up and we could not find any in all of VA! 👀👀
Hopefully the storm will not be as bad as they anticipate, but it is better to be safe and prepared. Thanks again for your patience.😍😍 ... See MoreSee Less
I'm so tempted to go for Myles'. I really wanted that Euathlus sp. San Felipe and the name/description is just too fitting. Plus I wanted to participate in one of these Mystery Spider events. This whole thing is just too tempting to resist!
People who don't order will be super sad.
Kaden Hartje I know you said it probably won’t happen buuuuuut I’m still tagging you 😂😘
Folks!! You still have time!!
As per the above, you can order until midnight!
You will be glad you did!
hey does the tinley code void if it makes it under $50?
I still get Holly's is sold out.
Anyone have any guesses after getting their spiders??
Any revelations already?
I'm guessing. But Holly's might of been Victori
I'm still clueless about mine other than what I was hoping for. It's pretty small and I can't really tell if there's distinguishing features. It's slightly yellowish for the most part except the black spot on it's abdomen. At the very least it doesn't look like the Neoholothele incei slings. Anybody else got a clue about Myles'?
We just posted the reveal!
Are there plans for an October mystery spider or 3?
Come see us at the NARBC expo in Tinley, IL October 13th and 14th! 🕷️🕷️ We will have over 100 species of tarantulas available as well as beautiful habitats. 😎 There are some fun things planned including contests and demonstrations! We look forward to seeing everyone.👍👍 👀👀 ... See MoreSee Less
We bred a Neoholothele incei (Trinidad Olive) "Gold" female to a "normal" male. You can see both "Gold" and "normal" spiderlings in the clutch. The female belongs to Myles Masterson. ... See MoreSee Less
Have to get back to y'all on this... there are so many non-mystery spiders I'd like to add to my small collection!
Dustin, I have a good idea what the gold rush is
When do these ship?
Is there any indication on arboreal/terrestrial?
Yes! I've been waiting for a while for this!
I want Holly’s so bad because I think I know what it is and it’s one of my wished for.... but I promised mil no old worlds til the kids are bigger lok
Nooooo! Why do you do this??? I am not trying to have any more tarantulas, but I’m so tempted by Myles gold rush....
I think I know what Holly’s is and I want!!! 😍
All 3 for the 50$?
Vikki Marie gahhhh
I know they are a mystery. But I cant have OWs. Can i at least know if they are News, Olds, or a few of each. :/
Each Fear Not team member wrote a description for their choice. The descriptions are on the web site.
Myles’ Gold Rush. (New World) About 1/2″ While this species falls out of my usual keeping style, when the first one came into our possession I absolutely fell in love. Fortunately, the time came when we got our hands on a few slings so I scooped up a group of em. I’m really excited these are finally available in good numbers that people are going to have the opportunity to snag them! This bulky terrestrial spider comes from a pretty laid back genus, although you might get kicked. Whether you’re a beginner or a serious collector you won’t be disappointed in this rarely offered tarantula but hurry because they won’t last long!
Damian’s Allure (New World) about 1/2″ I would like you take a moment to sit back and remember a time that you felt at ease and did not know exactly why; a time that’ll always be remembered in slow motion because of the appreciation that you had for an unknown reason.
Now let’s associate this moment into a particular species. From the hardiness throughout the entirety of it’s life, to the very passive and tranquil attitude, Damian’s Allure is too much to take in. Any name associated to this species is subpar to what she deserves. Fortunately, she is a slow growing species and she will give you all the time you need, because she needs time herself.
Holly’s Precious Mystery Spider. (Arboreal) About 1″ “ La preciosa tarántula del tesoro “
I was discovered in a unique biosphere where rainforests serenade my wild atmosphere.
I reflect the night time sky possessing tones that will steal your eyes.
My colors are darkest at night keeping me hidden and well out of sight .
Only a few know where I am from but to the rest of the world the location remains unknown.
To be an absolute treasure in anyone’s collection aided in the conservation efforts established for my protection.
¿Sabes lo que soy?
If so , you won’t risk missing out on a precious treasure such as this.
Ahhhh....I was all set on Holly’s until I read the descriptions, now I’m torn between Holly and Myles! Lol I might just have to get both.
This is a very important statement regarding the Poecilotheria that were recently added to the endangered species list and issue with some species endemic to Brazil.
We want to thank Joey Mugleston and the ATS for taking a leadership role in this and helping clarify some things.
Regarding the species endemic to Brazil, the best approach right now is to gear up and be armed with data showing all the species we can to be exempt. Any species that have been outside of Brazil before their law started, has been legally exported to anywhere in the world, or that can be shown to also be in neighboring areas will be exempt. We know this is the case with some species.
We are calling on the help of any researchers out there. Gathering this data will help us be ready to show reason for exemptions IF the need occurs. We will start a database with this information and will be glad to offer special discounts to those who can bring us credible data that shows species to be exempt. We can work as a team in a positive way to help ensure continued access to species. ... See MoreSee Less
At the end of the month our hobby will be affected by the addition of five Poecilotheria spp. to the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Responses to this change have been as diverse as the people in the ho...
have you considered emailing the authors of any range info or taxonomic descriptions that are available for the species in question? (i.e. tarantula systematics experts from brazil or those in other countries that research biodiversity in that area)
It is because we have such an incredible team that Fear Not thrives! When Isaac and I pulling in after over 8 hours of driving, we were greeted by the team who whisked the box away and will spend the evening housing and feeding the new spiderlings. 🕷️🕷️🕷️Such a blessing to be surrounded by others passionate about these creatures and who genuinely care about making our customers happy! 💓💓💓💓 ... See MoreSee Less
Isaac and I have been traveling to pick up the import. 🚙🚙🚙 As many know, Isaac is autistic and has a condition that makes his movements very slow. He loves to go for these drives and really enjoys staying in hotels! He is a real joy to be with. 😍😍😍😍 This time the crew at the port were not very busy and were asking some questions about the tarantulas they see us picking up every couple of months. So we opened up the box and right on top there was a very docile species. Most of them took a few steps back ... perhaps thinking that thousands of spiders might come bursting from the box! 🕷️🕷️🕷️🕷️🕷️🕷️🕷️🕷️🕷️🕷️🕷️🕷️ You can see one lady in the background of the first picture looking quite concerned. But look at her in the 2nd picture! That happened for most as ll of them. Once they saw this beautiful creature come out on my hand, there was a change ... hearts softened and we have several new keepers now! So the next time we come in to pick up spiders...🛫🛬🛫🛬🛫🛬🛫🛬🛫🛬 they won't look at me like I'm quite so crazy to be driving all that way to pick up a box of spiders! Thanks to the crew for being so great with Isaac and for wanting to learn about tarantulas! 😎😎😎 We will be posting sizes for the new species over the weekend ... so exciting!☺️☺️ By the way, this is the only legal way to bring in spiders from overseas. 😇😇😇 ... See MoreSee Less
Tarantulas are one of Rollie’s (who also is autistic) “special interests”!!! Whooooo !!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
I have heard from many people in the T community who have family members with autism. I love how Ts can brighten one's day. Almost feels like we need a Tarantulas for Autism non-profit! <3
I think it’s wonderful that Isaac loves traveling with you. I think it’s even more wonderful that you take the time to educate people who would otherwise be afraid of these incredible creatures. Changing hearts is one of the intrinsic rewards I love about keeping arachnids. Love FearNotTarantulas!
That's awesome. Being a great tarantula ambassador.
That is awesome 🙂
How did you think to start this? I see you traveling all the time.
What a fabulous story!!!! 😍🕷
That is great that you let them hold one. A lot of people don't get that opportunity.
I love this! I'm a nurse for special needs adults and think it's really cool that Isaac is a tarantula ambassador! Yay isaac!
Here in Egypt we have slings of this tarantula for 1$😂
Just a minor question: how big do these get exactly (male and female sizes)? I have a juvenile/subadult pair over here (from the same sac, but the male is one molt ahead of the female), and I'm just wondering when I can expect the male to mature, so I can put them together 🙂 I've read a success story with a female of about 2", and mine is already bigger than that, so she should be ready. It's just waiting for the male to mature 😛