Friday, June 25, 2021

Lost In the Pumpkin Patch

On June 1st I re-housed Lucy, my Hapalopus Sp. Columbia Large, or pumpkin patch tarantula. That was the last time I saw her, she's be buried ever since. No signs of life. I hadn't seen her. She was not taking any of the food offered. Nothing! I was starting to get nervous.

Being new to tarantula keeping I had to fight the urge to dig her up, to see! All the advice is, "Leave them, they do this, bury themselves and don't eat." But it's hard. Well, after 24 days of not knowing if she was alive or even still in there, I was a little worried she might have escaped, I finally have confirmation she's alive and in her enclosure! Overnight she took a pre-killed cricket!

Midnight snack!

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Finally! A Tarantula

This is Memphis, my Grammastola quirogai.

Domain Name Is Finally Configured

After several days, and several support chats with Namecheap, the domain name appears to be working correctly!

My other new domain name,, just points to this one. I hope to find some meaningful use for that domain name. Tarantula conservation? Tarantula education? Tarantula rescue?

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Setting Up Domain Name On Blogger

I am now on day two of setting up to work with blogger. Namecheap DNS settings were messed up and it has taken two support chats to correct. Hopefully this is now resolved, and once DNS propagates the blog will be up. 

Friday, June 18, 2021

Another New Domain Name

Earlier today I registered which I thought was a decent domain name for spider related content. When I told my wife, she said "Too bad it's not!" Well that one was available too. So, I after going back and forth, I'm using It's more unique, more brandable.

New Domain Name

I got my daughter a tarantula for her sixth birthday a couple months ago. Since then I have become quite enamored with them. We actually have six now, my daughter's, my wife got one, and I have four.

With all our enthusiasm for tarantulas I registered the domain I thought it was a cool domain name for a spider website. Frankly I was surprised that it was available! Granted it's not a .com. It's still a decent two word combination for something related to tarantulas.

Halloween Decorations

We got a new decoration for the front of the house!