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Quick & Easy Tarantula Care - Robert G. Breene

Discussion in 'Book and Magazine Reviews' started by AR-Tarantula, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. AR-Tarantula

    AR-Tarantula Arachnoknight Old Timer

    While browsing an out-of-town Border's last weekend I came across this book in the Pets section. Always on the lookout for a new tarantula book, I grabbed it and began leafing through the pages. Small and thin in size, it is actually more booklet than book. Had most of the basic sort of information you would expect in an introductory "tarantula as pets" book. Images were of average to poor quality. Very similar to most T.F.H. publications in layout. Even though it was quite cheap, around $5.00, I could not bring myself to buy it. Just did not seem to be worth even that small amount to me.
  2. esotericman

    esotericman Arachnoknight Old Timer

    For $5 you expect great pics?

    This new series by T.F.H. is known for being very short. At 64 pages, you can not beat it for a beginners book.

    If the mega-mart style pet stores pick it up, then more folks are going to read it or hopefully buy it before snagging that G. rosea or B. smithi.

    More reading=less dead tarantulas.

    If you read Shultz, you won't need it. If your a real noob, then it's a good start.
  3. moricollins

    moricollins Arachnoking Old Timer

    Dr. Breene's book is a good introduction to the hobby and presents a good start to new people to the hobby, with solid advice throughout.

    I found the pictures to be of high enough quality for me, though I didn't enjoy the picture of the author holding a Poecilotheria regalis rather non-chalantly.

    All in all a recommendation to new people to the hobby though it doesn't present much new information to people who have read many other works. For the price, it's worth it anyways.

    Just my two cents
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