Tarantula Cribs & The Story Behind Making Tarantula Enclosures
The Exotic Pet Collective
by Richard
5M ago
This week I talk with Mo and Alina from Tarantula Cribs and they tell me the story about how they got their start making tarantula enclosures, what all went into the design and construction, and their experiences with keeping exotic pets. Want to watch some tarantula, scorpion and invert videos?  Subscribe to my youtube channel as well!  https://www.youtube.com/thetarantulacollective   or check out my website: www.thetarantulacollective.com Support the show ..read more
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Debra Wilson - Hollywood's Coolest Tarantula Keeper
The Exotic Pet Collective
by Richard
7M ago
Todays guest is the AMAZING Debra Wilson. You probably know her as the longest-serving original cast member on the sketch comedy series Mad TV. She has also had voice roles in video games such as Rebecca Thane in Mirror's Edge Catalyst, Grace Walker in the Wolfenstein series, Amanda Waller in Batman: The Enemy Within and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, Renata Glasc in League of Legends, General Lyons in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Cere Junda in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Kit in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Sophia Akande in The Outer Worlds, Savath√Ľn in Destiny 2, and Harbinger ..read more
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Tarantulas, Tattoos, and TikTok w/ Rachell Mvriee
The Exotic Pet Collective
by Richard
8M ago
This week I sit down with Rachell Marie aka @rachellmvriee, or Tarantula Creep Show on TikTok. She is a tattoo artist in Akron, Oh that is very talented tattooing spiders. She is also a tarantula and exotic pet keeper that has a TikTok about her unique pets that has over 200k followers, with millions and millions of views! This was a fun conversation and I hope you enjoy! Follow Rachell on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@rachellmvriee Follow Rachell on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachellmvriee/ Visit our sponsors website Arthropod Ambassadors:    https://www.arthropod-ambas ..read more
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Slightly Venomous Talks About Her AMERICAS GOT TALENT Audition
The Exotic Pet Collective
by Richard
8M ago
Today I talk to Shenay aka Slightly Venomous about her appearance on America's Got Talent. She gives us some insight into that experience, what led her down that path, as well as how she started keeping inverts and other exotic pets and making content for TikTok and YouTube. Visit our sponsors website Arthropod Ambassadors:    https://www.arthropod-ambassadors.com/ Slightly Venomous: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slightlyvenomous/ TikTok" https://www.tiktok.com/@slightlyvenomous YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SlightlyVenomous See the NEW Tarantula Black High Top Shoes f ..read more
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Lacey Act Update w/ Phil Goss President of USARK
The Exotic Pet Collective
by Richard
1y ago
I sit down with Phil Goss who is the President of the United States Association of Reptile Keepers, also know as USARK. We discuss the new Lacey Act Amendment in the America Competes Act and how it will impact the Exotic Pet Hobby as a whole. He also gives us updates on new developments and how best to move forward as a hobby. Q: Does this include invertebrates? Yes. We know that aquatic invertebrates are included. While the legislation does not mention terrestrial invertebrates, FWS can regulate terrestrial invertebrates (i.e., Endangered Species Act), and terrestrial invertebrates are inclu ..read more
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What To Do When Your Tarantula Escapes!
The Exotic Pet Collective
by Richard
1y ago
This week I am flying solo and talk about what to do if and when a tarantula escapes from it's enclosure. Whether it is due to human error or faulty enclosures, I go over what I do and have done to track down and find a lost tarantula.  Want to watch some tarantula, scorpion and invert videos?  Subscribe to my youtube channel as well!  https://www.youtube.com/thetarantulacollective   or check out my website: www.thetarantulacollective.com Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/The_Tarantula_Collective ..read more
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Fatal Fangs, Tarantulas, & Ball Pythons w/ Petrock 'N'Roll
The Exotic Pet Collective
by Richard
1y ago
This week I am chatting with Amy from @Petrock'N'Roll. She is the host of Season 3 of Fatal Fangs Tarantula Feeding Competition and one of my favorite Tarantula Youtubers! We dicuss ball python breeding, tarantula breeding, youtube and more! Want to watch some tarantula, scorpion and invert videos?  Subscribe to my youtube channel as well!  https://www.youtube.com/thetarantulacollective   or check out my website: www.thetarantulacollective.com Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/The_Tarantula_Collective ..read more
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Social Spiders & Communal Tarantulas w/ Dr/ Linda Rayor
The Exotic Pet Collective
by Richard
1y ago
Today we are talking to Dr. Linda Rayor from the Entemology Department at Cornell University who has spent most of her career studying Social Behavior in spiders like the Huntsman Spider. She also studies communal tarantula species like the Monocentropus balfouri, Neoholothele incei and Hysterocrates gigas. We even discuss Amblypygi like the Tailless Whip Scorpion and how someone becomes an arachnologist! Request Naturalist Outreach Presentations by Cornell students https://blogs.cornell.edu/naturalistoutreach/presentations/request-a-presentation/ https://exhibits.library.cornell.edu/arachno ..read more
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Tarantula & Unique Wildlife Art w/ Gray Ghost Creations
The Exotic Pet Collective
by Richard / Gray Ghost Creations
1y ago
This week I sit down with Laura Airey Le the artist of Gray Ghost Creations to talk about her tarantula art as well as the other unique wildlife she illustrates. Of course the conversation also strays into what species of tarantula and other exotic pets she keeps, where she draws inspiration, what art supplies she uses, and even a little sci fi love is shared. I had a great time having this interesting conversation and I hope you enjoy listening. Gray Ghost Creations on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/GrayGhostCreations Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GrayGhostCreations Instagram: ht ..read more
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Tarantulas, Frogs, & Toadstools w/ Tarantula Kat
The Exotic Pet Collective
by Tarantula Collective / Tarantula Kat
1y ago
Tarantula Kat drops by the podcast this week to talk about how she began keeping tarantulas and spiders and the origin story behind starting her YouTube channel. We also discuss her her love for frogs and toadstools as well as toxic comments on social media and misogyny and sexism in the exotic pet hobby. Mainly we just laugh a lot at each other.  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/The_Tarantula_Collective ..read more
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