Pros and cons of popular tarantula YouTubers?

viper69

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thoughts on folks like these and the pros and cons of their influence within the hobby?
The Nazi parody videos sum up the problems on such things. The first one in particular.

As someone who deals in confirming if information is accurate or not- one always needs to consider the sources

There was a guy in the hobby, busy collecting species AND publishing all these new Avics. Well they are all a morphotype for now. Yet for over a decade were considered "new species". Consider your sources.
 

emminotte

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Thoughts on other Youtubers to recommend? I mostly just watch my local Youtuber when it comes to Tarantulas, alongside with Tom Moran. And well, I kept hearing about Exotics Lair and the Dark Den, but they don't seem to have a good reputation about Tarantula keeping, hahaha. Either way, are there any more Youtubers that you guys can recommend?
 

AphonopelmaTX

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There is a whole thread on this same subject.

 

emminotte

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There is a whole thread on this same subject.

Thanks a bunch!
 

viper69

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Generally for YouTube = monkey see, monkey do

There are some good things on it, but generally not.
 

WolvesInSpaceMarines

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The thread that AphonopelmaTx recommended is perfect. If you don't want to sift through, I'd recommend Tom's Big Spiders (which you already know, based on your post) and the Tarantula Collective. Richard is great for his cinematography and entertainment while also being educational and informative. The Dark Den is okay for entertainment, but like you said, I don't know if he's the best for husbandry advice. I can't watch Exotics Lair. I'm still a newb, so I'm far from the most informed person, but even I can tell that he makes a lot of bad mistakes for the sake of being entertaining. The first example was trying to separate his M. balfouri slings from the mother. It was awful.

I hear Tarantula Haven is also a good source of information, but I don't watch his stuff as much. Outside of those, I think viper said it best, they generally aren't great and I'm sure other beginners have followed their example for T keeping, which isn't necessarily good.
 

Arthroverts

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Nukamedia Exotics is a pretty cool channel in my opinion, though it hasn't been uploaded to in a while. Produced by an AB member too, trying to remember his username so I can tag him...

Thanks,

Arthroverts
 
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eazy-lee

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I like dark den i think petko is getting better his set ups look great but big lack of water dishes, I absolutely cant stand exotics lair such a bad influence in the hobby for the younger gen small enclosures no dishes banging and sliding and spinning enclosures and just talking nonsense, i find the tarantula collection probably the best one
 
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