Rob Owen

My name is Rob Owen, 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. After some small successes by the age of 12 (like finding a Hentz Striped Scorpion in Alabama), 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 (with the help of some techy friends, that is!).