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Hi, I’m Andrew, and I’m here to teach people that most bugs aren’t as scary and dangerous as you might think. I bring live bugs, some of which you will be able to touch and hold, to birthday parties and events!
“In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.” –Baba Dioum
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Golden Silk Orb Weaver
“We hired Andrew for our daughters 5th birthday party not knowing what to expect. What we thought would be little girls afraid, and little boys in awe, turned into everyone (parents and teenagers included) gathered around as Andrew shared his love of bugs, and helped everyone confront their fears and phobias. We highly recommend Andrew for any birthday party regardless of age.”
Whenever I get asked what is the best kind of snake to get for a beginner keeper, I always answer with Ball Pythons (Python regius). Ball Pythons, or Royal Pythons as they are called in the UK, are slow moving, docile snakes that are readily available in the pet...
The Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis) is the largest species of Praying Mantis in North America, with adult females being able to see reach 6 inches in length. As the name implies, these insects are not native to the US, but rather they were accidentally introduced...
Jumping Spiders are very common in most parts of the world, but their abilities are almost completely unique to their family, Salticidae. Not only are they the only spiders that use sight to aim and leap onto prey or from place to place, but some species can jump up...
What is Molting?
Molting is an essential part of a tarantula’s life cycle, it's how they grow! When a tarantula starts to prepare for a molt, it goes into a state called premolt. When a tarantula is in premolt, it becomes sluggish and refuses food, and if the “skin” under the abdomen...
Feeding Video #1
Feeding some of my scorpions and tarantulas. Let me know if you guys enjoy this, I would like to do more feeding videos in the future!
Great Websites To Check Out!
Stores Fear Not Tarantulas -www.fearnottarantulas.com Fear Not Tarantulas is the best place you can go to get a tarantula, scorpion, or other related invertebrate. They have a huge selection of tarantulas for good prices, and their customer service is...
Greenbottle Blue Tarantula (Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens)
The Greenbottle Blue Tarantula is one of the most colorful arachnids out there. These spiders are native to the dry regions of Venezuela. It is the only species in its genus, Chromatopelma. Females can live around 15 years, while males live only about 3 years. This...
How to create an easy terrestrial tarantula enclosure
This video shows you how to make an enclosure for a terrestrial tarantula. This will be a good fit for most Aphonopelma, Grammostola, Brachypelma, and others.
Greenbottle Blue Tarantula, GBB (Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens) There are a lot of terms in the tarantula hobby, and it might seem a bit overwhelming for a beginner. Here is a list of some common tarantula terms and their meanings to help you understand more of what...
Brown Recluse Look-Alikes
One of the most infamous spiders in the U.S. is the Brown Recluse Spider (Loxosceles reclusa). Also known as the Violin Spider for the patterns on the cephalothorax, these arachnids possess strong venom, and bites are very painful. The venom sometimes even causes the...
Wolf Spiders: Caring Mothers
Did you know that Wolf Spiders are excellent mothers? When a female Wolf Spider is ready to lay eggs, she weaves a sheet of silk to lay them on. Then, she lays a hundred or more tiny little eggs on the silk mat. After the eggs are laid, the spider then weaves a sac of...
Florida Keys Giant Centipede
Today's video is about the biggest bug in Florida: the Florida Keys Giant Centipede (Scolopendra longipes)!
The Burgundy Goliath Birdeater Tarantula (Theraphosa stirmi).
The Goliath Birdeater Tarantula (Theraphosa stirmi) is the largest species of arachnid in the entire world. Watch the video to find out more!
The Spider Pharm
Chuck and Anita Kristensen live on a pharm. Literally. These two arachnologists have dedicated their lives to keeping and caring for 75,000 spiders, scorpions, and centipedes to milk them for their venom. These creatures include the most venomous arachnids in North...
Black Widow Spider
The Black Widow Spider probably takes the gold medal for worst reputation, at least in North America. There are three species of Black Widows in North America, the Northern Black Widow (Latrodectus variolus), the Western Black Widow (Latrodectus hesperus), and the...
Arizona Blonde Tarantula
Did you know that the Arizona Blonde Tarantula (Aphonopelma chalcodes) is the largest species of spider in North America? Watch the video to learn more!
The spiders belonging to the family Scytodidae, commonly known as Spitting Spiders, are some strange arachnids. Not only do they have six eyes instead of the usual eight, but they hunt by "spitting" a mixture of sticky silk and venom onto their prey! There are over...
There are over 2,000 species belonging to the family Lycosidae, commonly known as Wolf Spiders. Wolf Spiders vary in size and coloration, but there are two things all of them have in common. One is their incredible speed and agility, and the other is the huge front...
Did you know that scorpions actually glow under Ultraviolet Light? Watch the video to find out more!
Odd Defense Tactics
Because of their relatively small size, bugs need an effective strategy to keep predators at bay. Most accomplish this by stinging, biting, or having hard exoskeletons, but some have very unusual ways to evade their enemies. One example is the Goliath Birdeater...