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Martinique Pink Toe (Caribena versicolor) Tarantula Care Sheet

Martinique Pink Toe (Caribena versicolor) Tarantula Care Sheet | Exotic Pets | Scoop.it
Caribena versicolor, the Martinique Pink Toe, is one of the world's most beautiful tarantulas. Full care sheet with scientific references and photos. 
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Orange Bitey Thing / OBT / Usambara Baboon Tarantula Care Sheet

Orange Bitey Thing / OBT / Usambara Baboon Tarantula Care Sheet | Exotic Pets | Scoop.it
The much-loved “Orange Bitey Thing” (or OBT for short) is the stuff of legends. A brilliant bright orange tarantula with a serious attitude! Also known as the Usambara Orange Baboon Spider, this is one of the smaller species of tarantula, growing to just 5″ or so. With their lightning fast movements, and propensity for attacking …
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Salmon Pink Birdeater (Lasiodora parahybana) Care Sheet

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The Salmon Pink Birdeater – Latin name Lasiodora parahybana – is known as one of the largest species of spider in the world. Reputedly just behind the three recognized Golith Birdeaters, the Salmon Pink is generally considered the fourth largest spider known to science. It is not unheard of for this species to grow to …
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Venezuelan Sun Tiger (Psalmopoeus irminia) Care Sheet

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The Venezuelan Sun Tiger, Latin name Psalmopoeus irminia, is a truly stunning spider. A mid-sized species, typically reaching around 5-6″ in legspan, it has bright red “tiger” stripes across the abdomen and also the tips of the legs, all contrasted against a glossy black background. Little wonder, then, that these tarantulas have become so popular …
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Mexican Red Leg Tarantula (Brachypelma emilia) Care Sheet

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The Mexican Red Leg tarantula, Brachypelma emilia, is a chunky, slow-moving and docile tarantula. Closely related to the Mexican Red Knee, Brachypelma emilia is an undeniably stunning spider. The combination of glossy black background, highlighted with bright on the carapace and legs, makes this one of the more colorful species. Combine this with their reasonably …
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Tarantula Substrates: What's Best?

Tarantula Substrates: What's Best? | Exotic Pets | Scoop.it
Trying to decide on the best tarantula substrate? Click here for our detailed walkthrough of the options, plus advice on how to use them best.
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Determined Lizards Rumble In The Middle Of A Busy Road

Determined Lizards Rumble In The Middle Of A Busy Road | Exotic Pets | Scoop.it

They don't seem to care about passing cars as they push and shove.

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Scientists rediscover tree frogs long thought extinct

Scientists rediscover tree frogs long thought extinct | Exotic Pets | Scoop.it

For more than a century, two mysterious tree frog specimens collected by a British naturalist in 1870 and housed at the Natural History Museum in London were assumed to be part of a vanished species, never again found in the wild.

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Got a frog in your throat? Snake takes on a mighty mouthful as it swallows a toad - Daily Mail

Got a frog in your throat? Snake takes on a mighty mouthful as it swallows a toad - Daily Mail | Exotic Pets | Scoop.it
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Got a frog in your throat? Snake takes on a mighty mouthful as it swallows a toad
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... pictures of the moment a greedy snake bit off more than it could chew.
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Reptiles Good For Handling

Reptiles Good For Handling | Exotic Pets | Scoop.it
One of the first questions I receive from people when they find out I keep a menagerie of exotic pets is do you handle them?.
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Glow in the dark snakes

After getting some questions about what to look for when breeding. I thought it would be fun to look at some snakes going through one of the phases I look fo...
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30 Amazing Garter Snake Pictures - SloDive

30 Amazing Garter Snake Pictures - SloDive | Exotic Pets | Scoop.it
Garter snake pictures have been clicked from several angles to show its beauty. The pictures of Garter snakes depict a lot about their lives in the wild and other habitats.
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Goliath Birdeater (Theraphosa blondi) Care Sheet

Goliath Birdeater (Theraphosa blondi) Care Sheet | Exotic Pets | Scoop.it
The Goliath Birdeater is well-named, as it represents both the largest and heaviest spider in the world. The Guinness Book of World Records reports that the largest known specimens can reach 28cm (11″) across the legs, and weigh in at up to 170 grams. That said, even with these dimensions it is difficult to appreciate …
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Mexican Fireleg (Brachypelma boehmei) Care Sheet

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Brachypelma boehmei, commonly known as the Mexican Fireleg or Mexican Rustleg is truly one of the most beautiful tarantulas in the world. Hailing from the Western Pacific coast of Mexico, this is a “chunky” looking spider with brilliant orange legs and carapace, contrasted against black femurs and abdomen. Originally described by taxonomists Schmidt and Klass …
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Poecilotheria Regalis / Indian Ornamental Tarantula Care Sheet

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The Indian Ornamental tarantula has been a mainstay of the pet trade for years. Even today, with so many new species discovered by scientists, it is considered one of the most beautiful tarantulas of all. First described the Reginald Pocock in 1899, the Latin name roughly translates to “royal spotted beast”. The Indian Ornamental tarantula …
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Mexican Red Rump (Brachypelma vagans) Care Sheet

Mexican Red Rump (Brachypelma vagans) Care Sheet | Exotic Pets | Scoop.it
Brachypelma vagans, the Mexican Red Rump, is a tarantula very close to my heart. It’s the first species that I ever bred, back in the heady days of 1997, and was a species that I loved for some years before that. Words can hardly describe just how stunning a freshly moulted adult Brachypelma vagans really …
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Cobalt Blue Tarantula (Haplopelma lividum) 

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Cobalt blue tarantulas (Haplopelma lividum) are one of the most impressive of all the spiders one can keep in captivity. Full care sheet provided.
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The party’s over for the striped legless lizard in Australia's capital

The party’s over for the striped legless lizard in Australia's capital | Exotic Pets | Scoop.it

One of the last populations in Australia of this near-extinct reptile is being moved from Canberra to a property 75km south in a do-or-die operation

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The delicate art of milking tarantulas

The delicate art of milking tarantulas | Exotic Pets | Scoop.it

Researchers in Queensland are milking tarantulas to find out more about the cryptic species and study a range of potential medicinal applications.

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Two-Headed Cobra Found by Breeder in China

Two-Headed Cobra Found by Breeder in China | Exotic Pets | Scoop.it

Because each head has its own brain, the two halves can move independently.

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Terrifying Giant Snake Attacks on Humans Caught Live On Camera - highcamel

Terrifying Giant Snake Attacks on Humans Caught Live On Camera   - highcamel | Exotic Pets | Scoop.it

THIS is why you should be TERRIFIED of SNAKES! | From highcamel

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Mimicking venomous snakes: untangling the history of deceptive coloration - HealthCanal.com

Mimicking venomous snakes: untangling the history of deceptive coloration - HealthCanal.com | Exotic Pets | Scoop.it
Mimicking venomous snakes: untangling the history of deceptive coloration
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U-M evolutionary biologist Alison Davis Rabosky holding several ground snakes, a non-venomous species that displays four strikingly different color patterns.
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Are You Afraid Of 50 Foot Snakes? - Global Animal

Are You Afraid Of 50 Foot Snakes? - Global Animal | Exotic Pets | Scoop.it
Are You Afraid Of 50 Foot Snakes?Global Animal(SNAKE SCIENCE) A few years ago scientists found fossilized remains of what was possibly the world's largest snake. Spanning fifty feet, this snake could swallow a crocodile.
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Matt Lauer reveals his love of creepy creatures - msnbc.com (blog) (subscription)

Matt Lauer reveals his love of creepy creatures - msnbc.com (blog) (subscription) | Exotic Pets | Scoop.it

"Animal ambassador Julie Scardina brought some unusual creatures to TODAY Tuesday, including tarantulas and armadillos who have unique ways..."

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