A guide to feeding Australian tarantulas

‘I just bought a tarantula and it won’t eat! What do I do?’ ‘My spider hasn’t eaten for a week! I’m freaking out  – is  it ok?’ ‘How often should I feed my tarantula?’ These are some of the most common questions we hear at Minibeast Wildlife from new keepers…

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Breeding Australian tarantulas

It’s that time of year again at Minibeast Wildlife when we are pairing up many of our spiders, particularly our tarantulas. In the wild from late summer through to early winter males are roaming looking for mates. This is typically the time when we pair up our tarantulas to breed. …

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Minibeasts live online!

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, we have obviously had to suspend our physical incursion to schools in both Victoria and Queensland.  In response to this we have increased our online presence and have been presenting a number of different types of sessions for a wide range of audiences. We…

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Spiderchat with Saige

Minibeast Wildlife has recently started a new YouTube channel ‘Spiderchat with Saige’ hosted by our 10 year old budding arachnologist.  Saige has been around spiders her whole life, being part of the Minibeast Wildlife family.  As a two-year-old she spent four months in the jungle in Costa Rica while Minibeast Wildlife…

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Small man syndrome

Is this the definition of courage? A male Golden Orb-weaver (Nephila pilipes) on the back of an enormous female. While the mature female will continue build webs and capture food for the duration of her life, the male’s focus in now upon mating – even if it costs him his…

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Minibeast Wildlife’s Spider ID app

We are currently producing an Australian spider identification app which will be available later this year. We have a constant stream of ID requests that arrive via email, and our Facebook pages (Minibeast Wildlife and Australian Spiders), so the idea was born from necessity. The app will be aimed at the…

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Minibeast TV now up and running

A little while back we trialed some short informative videos under the banner of Minibeast TV. These were really well received and we are happy to say that we will now be producing more of them on an ongoing basis. They will be shared on our Facebook page, on our You…

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‘Fierce’ visits the Daintree

Minibeast Wildlife’s Alan Henderson spent the weekend working with Deadly 60’s Steve Backshall in the Daintree, in far north Queensland. Alan is featured as the spider expert for the new TV series ‘Fierce’ which will go to air this year. In the spider episode Steve and Alan venture into the…

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