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  1. Andrew Place

    Tom moran…you are literially my go to on tarantulas…I am watching this because I just paid for one today…I live in connecticut as well…please keep up the hard work and keep the videos coming..I wish I could meet u you have made keeping ts easier on me and the wife…knowledge is power!!!

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  2. AZN MGTOW ALLIANCE

    7:44 very true my friend lol I kept noticing people always complain that they don't have the real T. Blondis after being shamed for it for not having any lol Well i tell you what, in reality T. stirmis body style are much more robust than T. Blondis. Reason there is that they have a much more domed shaped carapace to house those larger chelicerae than the much more flatter carapace of a T. Blondi with a slightly smaller chelicerae. Not to mention T. Stirmis femurs are longer and thicker than T. Blondis giving em a greater legspan. So i personally think T. stirmis have a much more powerfully built body style than the much more expensive, hairier, stumpier looking T. Blondis. In conclusion; I think those people who are complaining should consider themselves lucky to ever own Theraphosa species with a much more formidable body style looks than a real T. Blondi lol

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  3. Lisa Prentiss

    Mine will be here very soon!!! I'm preparing her enclosure and getting everything ready before she comes!! Thanks for always having great info for us!! I've learned so much watching your videos!

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  4. Moggy

    After keeping for approx five years, I've finally taken the leap and bought my first 5-7cm T.blondi! Delivered this morning from TSS! Now working on it's mini bio set up! Wish me luck and thanks so much for your videos, a long term fan 🙂

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  5. MW81

    Once again Great Video Tom! I just got a pair from Fearnottarantulas! I can’t wait to grow these up! Thank you for sharing the knowledge!

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  6. Numismatic Okie

    Great video my friend, though I'm not sure it counts as Theraphosa rehousing unless there is some hair kicking…

    I'm considering a bio-active with rain chamber like you see people using for tree frogs. Thoughts?

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  7. mark angelo Garcia

    HI GUYS as a beginner gettin into the hobby should i choose to get the salmon pink bird eater or the goliath bird eater for my 1st tarantula
    both are around 2inch mark but the goliath is a bit pricey

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  8. Phuket UFC

    Hello! I purchased a Honduran curly hair about…2 years ago! Last week I moved him from a 10G to a 20G Long, he was fine for the first 3 days but now I notice him not picking up his body, nor climbing on the glass, and when I open his cage he normally goes to his hide but he's just out in the open 🙁 he ate last week , normally when he molts he hides. Do you have any suggestions or ideas ?:( I can send pics if you need to see him to make an assessment. I look it up online but Google gives me 4000 different types of ideas that could be wrong 🙁 please help. I love my T. Could a 20G Long be too much ?? All my other T hide in their hides. He is the ONLY ONE constantlyyy out and about and checking out things. So I thought to give him a bigger cage. Thank you in advance and for your time 🙁 also the only thing I have done differently is a bigger little deeper water dish and I used to have a background on his 10G. Is maybe the all sides of his cage open maybe making him feel vulnerable? Or do they not think like that ? Sorry for the really long message 😭

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  9. Mari Chinchilla

    Hello, how are you?

    So… I'm searching for an avicularia versicolor… but I'm a beginner and I'm also searching for an advice, May you help me, please?

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  10. james bosslet

    Great video Tom, I have the Apophysis and Stirmi, love them, I wear gloves, long sleeves, and a mask. You are correct a sensitivity will worsen over time. Love your videos, i just saw a video on a new substate, from the "bio dude" called Aranea, In my comment, i suggested they send you the substrate for review.

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  11. Moon Roach

    Something super interesting as a spider larger than my hand lol. Currently searching for a trapdoor spider but can’t find any sellers 🙁

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  12. Ethan Michael

    I have a female stirmi 8 inch female and She is a verocious never refuses a meal so far only in pre molt she totally cuts off of it, I have never ever seen her drink water all tho I don’t see her much now cus she is In pre molt, she hides deep in her borrow and made the entrance smaller even for less light, but I miss a couple times a week so I think she stays pretty comfortable down there she dug to a certain point and just stayed right there still a few inches before she hits the bottom so it must be deep enough she is well behaved.. truth is I’m scared to death of spiders but ur videos helped me understand a different side to them and now I have about 40 and just bought my first inch and a half obt and 2 one inch king baboons I have 2 ornamental baboon as well as stirmi, 2 blue foot baboons the ones that trap door are crazy cool I have One Trinidad chevron, 1regalis, now 1 obt and 2 kings and I named one kong.. lol the rest I have r new worlds… and those r the old worlds I’ve gathered now I guess chevrons are new but still they act like old worlds, but yah thanks for the info as it always teaches me new things I now have the rain trick mostly just for the stirmi and a good proportion of water, I also never had hairs kicked by my stirmi yet she is a good girl but she eats so fast and aggressive but she must feel safe I also have her with a bigger water dish and a small water dish toward a different corner for extra humidity and she seems to not mind as she is probably in a 24 by24 inch plastic bin maybe even a little larger I made her hide it was a 15 inch long hut the biggest u can find and I put it in after about half the substrate was in then finished with pouring the other half overtop leading a tunnel straight underground and she loves it I see her trip lines out all the time just need a good space to be able to enjoy them at eye level right now their all in a corner of my living room stacked and she’s the lowest one and so deep back there I
    Don’t disturb herso much but I can’t wait for her to start eating again.. anyways thanks for the video man!

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  13. Sepia

    HEY TOM! I don’t know if you’ll see this comment, but a week ago I got my first t! It’s an “Avicularia Avicularia” (pink toe tarantula) and I have it in a cylinder kind of enclosure. And I wanted to ask if it molts (which I gave space at the bottom) do you think it’ll crawl down and molt? Or do I have to make any adjustments?

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  14. Goose Tipper

    The thing that always surprises me about these guys is the power. When they hit, they hit hard! Incredible species, and one of my favourites.

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  15. Jordan

    My t blondi arrives next monday and she’s my first tarantula. I have a redback and scorpions and more pets (over 30) but never had a tarantula before. This video gave me a lot of info, thank you for that. Still kinda scared that you called it an expert species and not for beginners. The seller rated it 4/10 with 1 as beginner and 10 as expert. Thanks again for this video. You earned a new sub ❤️

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  16. Dave Scott432

    Great job guys..lots of great info..I'm picking up one from Ryan on Sunday at the reptile expo ..looking forward to working with this species I have theraphosa stirmi and theraphosa apophysis at the moment..keep up the great work and I love how u keep things real on ur channel ..as always 👍's up 🙂

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  17. Kai Ju_____

    I was subscribed back when you were a lot smaller but youve grown huge now, which is good to see. I got out of the hobby when my daughter was born because I was paranoid about my spiders getting out and tagging her. But shes 14 months old now and Ive got an itch to get back into things. I had a stirmi, amongst other species, a couple years ago and youre right, those hairs were evil. I also notice theres more blondi available whereas a couple years ago they were rarer than rocking horse shit ha ha. Looking forward to catching up on your content, keep it up bro

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  18. Sam Marie

    Wonderful video as always! I've been really into dwarf species lately, but I'm not gonna lie, the Theraphosa genus has been peeking my interest. I really want to get Theraphosa apophysis, but I'm not sure I'd be okay paying over $200 for a sling hahaha. I've noticed T. blondi has gone down in price a little, so maybe I'll get one eventually. They are very gorgeous spiders

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  19. Tarantula Boy

    Hey Tom I started using some of the plastic containers for my arboreal T's I get them at at Walmart and Target but in the pet section. They are used to store dog food but taller than longer and run about $10..I prefer the ones at Walmart because they dont have any of the milky plastic on them..Check them out.

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  20. kristian l

    heavy is t.blondi 180 grams and 10-12 inch, t.stirmi about 120 grams and 9-11 inches, the king of legspan in T'¨s is t.apophysis, 13 inches 🙂 i have seen one 11+inches IRL, they are not as bulky but they got huge legspan

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  21. kristian l

    love the video 🙂 i am considering a t.stirmi, t.blondi and t.apophysis but i dont feel i have enough xp for it yet 🙂 expensive and according to breeders not "mistake friendly" , forget keeping it perfect humidity and it dies 🙁 so i am following these to see how u do 🙂

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  22. W h e e z e

    Hey, I've been thinking, I Could edit your videos for you if you want, And create new intro's and Logo's even. I just notice that other Tarantula Channels are getting more attention, while this could be because you usually make videos explaining things (and people like videos about tarantulas eating lol) It could be because of editing quality. (Not to say you are bad but you could be better) And It could take lots of time off of your hands. Please consider this as I would thoroughly enjoy watching your channel grow and get bigger.

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  23. sidewaysonhighways

    My T. stirmi has a blister on the back of her abdomen. I thought the spider would molt it out, but it hasn’t. It is still feeding fine, so it’s only a concern if it gets infected.

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