My name is Will Bruce, and I’m a life-long spider enthusiast. I started out in the typical way – catching Argiope spiders in my yard as a kid, and then using every family camping trip or school field trip to look for other arachnids. By the age of 12, I finally managed to convince my parents to get me a Chilean Rose Tarantula. Since then, I’ve kept tarantulas, scorpions, camel spiders (Soligugids) and harvestmen – learning a lot along the way. Really though, I don’t want to just enjoy these animals myself – I want to spread awareness of their importance and just how fascinating they are. That’s why I created The Spider Blog!

Brazilian Wandering Spider Size

Brazilian Wandering Spider size: how big do they get?

As an avid arachnid enthusiast, my fascination with these eight-legged creatures knows no bounds. There’s something utterly captivating about their intricate web-weaving capabilities, their exceptional survival strategies, and of course, their range of sizes and appearances. But amongst this vast collection of species, one has particularly piqued my interest – the Brazilian Wandering Spider. Arguably …

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Dancing White Lady Spider Facts

Dancing White Lady Spider Facts (Leucorchestris arenicola)

Hi there, fellow spider enthusiasts and arachnid aficionados! As an amateur arachnologist, I’ve been captivated by the world of spiders since I was a kid. They’re intricate, peculiar, and, to me, utterly fascinating. Today, we’re going to delve into the sandy plains of the Namib Desert to explore one of the most intriguing arachnids in …

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Orange Baboon Spider Care

Orange Baboon Spider Care (Pterinochilus murinus)

Today, I want to share my experience and knowledge of one of the most visually striking tarantulas in my collection: the Orange Baboon Tarantula, also known as OBT or Pterinochilus murinus. Despite its bright appearance and intriguing behavior, this spider is not recommended for beginners due to its defensiveness and speed. But for seasoned keepers, …

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Goliath Birdeater Care

Goliath Birdeater Care (Theraphosa blondi)

If you’re into tarantulas, you’ve already thought about keeping the Goliath Birdeater. After all, it’s literally the largest, heaviest tarantula in the world. How could any self-respecting arachnid lover resist? Trust me, we’re in the same boat: this species was on my bucket list as soon as I had one! That’s why today I’m going …

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Does Oregon have Brown Recluse Spiders?

Does Oregon have Brown Recluse spiders?

Hello fellow spider enthusiasts! If you’re anything like me, your interest in our eight-legged friends goes beyond casual curiosity. As a dedicated arachnid hobbyist, I often find myself answering a myriad of questions about these fascinating creatures. Something I was asked recently is, “Does Oregon have brown recluse spiders?” Whilst Oregon is an absolutely incredible …

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can you eat a scorpion?

Can you eat a Scorpion?

As an arachnid enthusiast, I often find myself surrounded by creatures that would make most people squeamish. Scorpions, tarantulas, whip spiders – they’re all part of my daily life. They’re beautiful, intricate creatures, each with their unique behaviors and survival strategies. Recently, I’ve been intrigued by a rather unexpected question: Can you eat a scorpion? …

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