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TARANTULAS IN THE TERRARIUM
TARANTULAS IN THE TERRARIUM is an instructional film by Michael Jacobi. It was a do-it-yourself project − written, filmed, edited and burned to disc as a one-man-show by MJ. Unfortunately, the DVD version was not professionally mastered and there were compatibility problems with many stand-alone DVD players and even some computer drives.
PURCHASE QUICKTIME MOVIE
Since a DVD version is not possible at this time, the entire 95-minute TARANTULAS IN THE TERRARIUM has now been compressed and rendered as a 320x240 457MB QuickTime movie that can play on any computer using QuickTime or compatible media player. It is available as a download limited to personal use by the original purchaser only. Price is ONLY $3 US. Four short sample excerpts from the film [ca. 22 minutes total] have been posted on YouTube™ and may be viewed free of charge (see below).
- Reptile Store Visit: Tarantula Housing Basics
- Reptile Store Visit: Substrate Basics
- Reptile Store Visit: Water Bowls
- Reptile Store Visit: Hiding Places
- Reptile Store Visit: Décor
- Reptile Store Visit: Temperature
- Choosing A Species
- Tarantula Housing: Rearing Spiderlings
- Tarantula Housing: Clear Plastic Terraria
- Tarantula Housing: Elevated Water Cup
- Tarantula Housing: Vertical Enclosures for Arboreals
- Tarantula Housing: Naturalistic Terraria Design
- Tarantula Housing: Poecilotheria Breeding Cages
- Tarantula Keeping Tools
- Moving Tarantulas
- Feeding and Rearing Prey: Crickets
- Feeding and Rearing Prey: Roaches
- Feeding and Rearing Prey: Superworms
- Feeding and Rearing Prey: Mealworms
- Feeding and Rearing Prey: Waxworms
- Compost Tub and Woodlice
- Introduction to Breeding: Egg Sac Incubation
Order TARANTULAS IN THE TERRARIUM [457MB QuickTime .mov file]. PayPal payment only. Within 48 hours of purchase you will be emailed a link to download the file.
YOU TUBE EXCERPTS
These YouTube™ clips are excerpts from Michael Jacobi's 95-minute instructional film "Tarantulas in the Terrarium", an Exotic Fauna production. See above to order complete film.
This clip offers a brief overview of some of the more popular pet tarantulas [04:25].
Tarantula Cages & Supplies
This clip takes you on a field trip to Aquatic Critter, a large reptile and fish store in Nashville, to take a look at popular cages used to house tarantulas, plus substrate, hiding places, heating devices and other reptile supplies useful in keeping tarantulas [06:41].
Tarantula Housing, Part I
This clip offers a brief overview of housing young tarantulas from early instar (spiderling) to juvenile [02:15].
Tarantula Housing, Part II
This clip offers a brief overview of housing adult tarantulas in storage containers and Kritter Keeper™ style cages [08:38].