need info for video on T's


Mar 19, 2003
Hi all,
I am making a 10-15 minuet video about tarantulas for my film/video class. I'm going to focus on the keeping of these spiders as pets, though this isn't going to be a video about how to care for a pet T. It's more about how fascinating they are as pets and how their not what people think they are. I'm going to start off by explaing what a tarantula is since many people may not really know much about them.
There were a few things I was wondering about, I want to make sure i get my facts straight. I know what the largest T is but what is considered the smallest? When did tarantulas start to appear in the pet trade? How many species can one potentially purchase?

Also what do you feel is the the most important point I can make in this video? What is the one thing everyone needs to know about tarantulas?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide me.