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Tarantulas and Other Arachnids - Marshall, S

Discussion in 'Book and Magazine Reviews' started by MrDeranged, Jul 17, 2002.

  1. MrDeranged

    MrDeranged He Who Rules Staff Member


    If the Tarantula Keeper's Guide is the bible for T keepers then this book is the Abridged version. Much shorter that the T Keepers Guide, but just as packed with excellent information for any tarantula keeper. This is the only other book that I feel is a MUST HAVE. If you don't own it, GET IT!!!!

  2. JacenBeers

    JacenBeers Arachnoprince Old Timer


    I think this is the best book I have seen yet. I really wanna see the Schultx and Schultz book everybody talks about because it is probbaly the only one that can rival this one. THis has everything in it that any beginner needs to know and it is a useful reference for those of us with lots of experience but sometimes just like to read up on a few things for reference. I wish more species were discussed though the list seemed kinda slim.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2002
  3. Lycanthrope

    Lycanthrope Arachnolord Old Timer


    Excellent book. Great info, many great photos, and a list with detailed descriptions and husbandries for the more popular T's in the hobby. I agree that this is a must have for any hobbyist, begginer or experienced.
  4. sunnymarcie

    sunnymarcie Celestial Spider Old Timer

    I have this book:)

    A really easy read, my son really enjoyed it.
    I like the special chapter on understanding
    T's. We both loved the pictures!:}
  5. Buspirone

    Buspirone Arachnoprince Old Timer


    This is a great book. Lots of good sound information in a short format and very inexpensive. Every pet store should have this book for sale. It was 6 dollars at my bookstore!
  6. Steve Nunn

    Steve Nunn Arachnoprince Old Timer


    One of the best two books on the market(the other being he TKG). My only problem with this book was Dr Marshall's choice of substrate used in many of the photographs, could possibly lead a beginner to use pine bark chips, AAARRRGGGHHHH.

  7. Telson

    Telson Arachnodemon


    A fantastic book overall. I picked this up a number of years ago while working in a pet store. Being the "spider dude" of the store is it was I figured I had better "bone up" on the subject a bit, being that I was getting hit with some questions I wasn't able to answer. It was vastly more informative than the few other books I'd read at that time, and I don't think I've found one to compare to it yet, but I've not yet read the TKG that I am seeing people post about so frequently. I'll have to pick that up in the immidate future and give it a thurough read, but for now, this is probably the best book on T's I've come across.
  8. Valael

    Valael Arachnodemon Old Timer


    Love it. Use it. Not going to post anything else because I'd just be repeating what everyone else said.
  9. PapaSmurf

    PapaSmurf Arachnodemon Old Timer

    i've got this book also it is one of the best Tarantula books out there great read!

  10. Arachnoboards

    Arachnoboards Arachnoboards Team Staff Member

    Due to a forum bug, some reviews for this book needed to be split off. You can find these reviews here.


    The Arachnoboards Team
  11. moricollins

    moricollins Arachnoking Old Timer


    This book is very informative, considerably cheaper than TKG, (which i haven't bought due to the price discrepency), and as has been siad before, very good, nice pictures, wonderful

  12. misfitsfiend

    misfitsfiend Arachnobaron Old Timer


    I've got it and It would be the first book i would recomend to anyone :D
  13. MountinGal

    MountinGal Arachnopeon


    Every newbie should read this book, along with the Tarantula Keeper's Guide!
  14. druid8783

    druid8783 Arachnosquire Old Timer


    I loved it. It's a shorter less technical version than The Tarantula Keepers Guide (also a must have). Great photos and the husbandry tips are great. A must have for any tarantula keeper.
  15. Positive

    This is THE most informative T book for a beginner there is. Period.
  16. Positive

    Love the simplicity of the book.

    The fact that it has a lot of pics helps too. {D
  17. Vicious

    Vicious Arachnopeon

    Great book and ridiculously dirt cheap.... :D
  18. AfterTheAsylum

    AfterTheAsylum Arachnodemon Old Timer

    It is a good book, however; he has some stuff mislabeled in the book.
  19. Cirith Ungol

    Cirith Ungol Ministry of Fluffy Bunnies Old Timer


    A good book stating all the basics and a little more. Worth the money unless you're already an uber-expert and don't enjoy nice pictures ;)
  20. This was my first Tarantula book, and from a newbie's perspective, it was great - I read it twice, cover-to-cover and then realised I knew more than the four pet shops in my area...:wicked:

    Just buy the thing, already!{D
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