From the pages of 'The British
Tarantula Society Journal'
"An Introduction to the Tarantulas of South East
Asia A Study of the Genus Haplopelma"
by Ray Hale.
ISBN 0 9530816 05
Price : £10.50 available from
Ray Hale, 3 Shepham Lane Polegate Eats Sussex BN26 6LZ.
This new publication was officially launched at the
recent B.T. S. Show and a word of congratulations is sent
to its author, Ray Hale. This study was originally,
intended to be published through the Research Group but,
after three years work, it warranted a separate
publication. This book is an ideal introduction into the
magnificent tarantulas of South East Asia, concentrating
on the genus Haplopelma.
Beginning with a species generic breakdown and
progressing through characteristics and distribution
(with specific native habitat descriptions). Detailed
accounts of Haplopelma spp. in captivity are listed, as
are descriptions of successful matings between the most
commonly kept Asian terrestrial tarantulas.
Taxonomic descriptions of individual specimens are
included accompanied by clear illustrations.
Other topics discussed include defence mechanisms,
venom capabilities and ecdysis problems. The inclusion of
a colour plate of each of the best known species makes
this book a must for any amateur and professional
enthusiasts bookshelf. The author makes no grandiose
claims but bases his conclusions on fact. This is
combined with text written in an enjoyable style, having
just the right mixture of scientific terminology and
clear, concise information.
A4 spiral bound, 50 pages, coated board covers.
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