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Default Spider & invert STICKIES, GUIDES and FAQs: Please read these before posting!

Here is a selection of threads that you should consult before asking a question.

The purpose of this thread is to group up previous stickies or informative posts that cover frequently asked questions without taking up a lot of space on the page, as the previous stickies were mounting up.


General Info

Basic abbreviations and terms for those new to inverts and tarantulas:

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forum...a-keepers.html

A discussion of why binomial (scientific) names are of importance:

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forum...fic-names.html

A quick guide to sexing your spider:

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forum...arantulas.html

A reveiw of urticating hairs, a bane for many hobbyists!

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forum...ting-hair.html

A slightly morbid thread showing the dead tarantula for comparison with one moulting:

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forum...ath-curls.html

A guide to housing spiderlings and smaller spiders

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forum...ml#post7992601


Buying

If you are looking for a selection of shops that deal in inverts, we have a thread list here:

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forum...ps-uk-new.html

and for Europe here:

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forum...t-sellers.html

And here is some general advice on buying your first spider or invert:

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forum...st-spider.html

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forum...centipede.html

As well as a helpful list of common names to scientific names to help find out what pink toe you might have

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forum...mon-names.html

If you decide to buy or sell privately, here are some guidelines to help ship inverts (this method is advocated by many users):

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forum...-post-how.html
http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forum...tarantula.html


Care

Once you have your specimen, you may find some detailed caresheets in this section:

Invert Care Sheets - Reptile Forums


And if something should go wrong, here is a thread that may help:

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forum...treatment.html

Habitat

Some advice on creating decor and themed tanks (with some photos) can be found here:

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forum...a-vivaria.html



Other advice and information:

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forum...arantulas.html

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forum...ilotheria.html

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forum...scorpions.html

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forum...ml#post8170224

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forum...ouncement.html

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forum...ide-mites.html

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forum...visual-id.html

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forum...ml#post8429427



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