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Tarantulas and Other Arachnids - Marshall, S

MrDeranged

He Who Rules
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Positive

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!!!!

Scott
 

JacenBeers

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Sep 1, 2002
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POSITIVE

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.
 
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Lycanthrope

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Oct 10, 2002
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Positive

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.
 

sunnymarcie

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Feb 13, 2003
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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!:}
 

Buspirone

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Positive


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!
 

Steve Nunn

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Aug 30, 2002
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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.

Cheers,
Steve
 

Telson

Arachnodemon
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Aug 5, 2003
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Excellent

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.
 

Valael

Arachnodemon
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Jul 19, 2002
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Positive


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

PapaSmurf

Arachnodemon
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Jul 22, 2003
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i've got this book also it is one of the best Tarantula books out there great read!

Josh
 

Arachnoboards

Arachnoboards Team
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Sep 23, 2002
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Due to a forum bug, some reviews for this book needed to be split off. You can find these reviews here.

Thanks,

The Arachnoboards Team
 

moricollins

Arachno search engine
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Nov 15, 2003
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POSITIVE

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

Mori
 

misfitsfiend

Arachnobaron
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Aug 4, 2004
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Positive!

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

MountinGal

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Dec 10, 2004
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Positive!

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

druid8783

Arachnosquire
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Dec 22, 2004
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133
POSITIVE

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.
 

Heartfang

Arachnoknight
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Nov 13, 2004
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Positive

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

tarsier

Arachnodemon
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Mar 31, 2004
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Positive

Love the simplicity of the book.

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

Cirith Ungol

Ministry of Fluffy Bunnies
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Dec 22, 2004
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Positive

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 ;)
 

pinkfoot

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May 9, 2006
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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...{D

Just buy the thing, already!{D
 
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