UNBOXING – www.thespidershop.co.uk

This week I received my Christmas pressies from my fiance Claire, a large order from Lee and the gang at The Spider Shop UK.

We had to get them this early as the weather in Wales is going to turn bad over the next two weeks…. and you can’t exactly wrap tarantulas to put under the tree.

I made the most and stretched the one box into three videos for the channel –

Poecilotheria rufilata (Red Slate Ornamental) #FINDDAVE – davestock 2018

I lost a scorpion yesterday, a Heterometrus petersii to be exact. Thank you for all your support, lot’s of people messaged and gave tips on where to try looking. We tried all night to see if he would come out wandering in the spider room – nope!

Decided I would have to dismantle the spider room systematically.

To watch the video on youtube please click the link below

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Theraphosa stirmi (trying to get her to lay an eggsac)

It’s now been six months after pairing the monster in my collection – “The Burgundy Goliath” or Theraphosa stirmi.

I was expecting something to happen by now or at least some indication that she is gravid and preparing herself for eggsac production ie moving earth around or heavy webbing. So far, nothing. It’s time to take matters into my own hands and start making changes to her environment that may spur her on to drop.

In a very “off the cuff” episode from the YouTube channel, you can find out what I’ll be doing and how I’ll go about it.

Episode 2 – “The Dummies Guide to Rhino Beetles” with Questions

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-tbpcr-9f10ff

Thanks to Dan Cousin for sending in questions – here is the link to his youtube channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/KuzenCPFC

predatororpreyonline YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/predatororpreyonline

Email your questions to rhinoandstagbeetles@outlook.com

Saturday Update 03/11/2018

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-x3gey-9e287d

There are things brewing – through drunken Ebay purchases I seem to be about to receive a mobile podcasting studio haha….. oh yeah, I’m in the bath in this update

YouTube Episode – Making Fermented Flake Soil for Rhino/Stag Beetles

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-gzzpk-9e11ab

Rhino/Stag Beetles

beetle an Gar

My love of rhinoceros and stag beetles is nearly as strong as my love for spiders (very close)

The picture above is of the day I found a giant rhino beetle statue in the centre of Bristol – look at the smile on my face! Haha, I was gobsmacked and it made my evening.

 

 

Live food? Where do I recommend?

I get asked quite a lot “where do you get your roaches from?”. I have used the same guy now for 3 years or more – Live Foods Tamworth.

tamworth

I give them a 5/5 dead roach review rating and highly recommend them to anyone.5 star dead roach

You are able to watch my review video below and make your mind up for yourself