the pages of 'The British Tarantula Society Journal'
"Tarantulas In Captivity" by Dr Robert Bustard
Every now and again something new crops
up in tarantula literature. We may, or may not, agree
with everything an individual author advocates in his/her
literary text but we should always admire the fact that
the book was researched, written and finally published.
Just as we were settling into complacency with nothing of
note coming onto the market in 1997 along comes this
wonderful new concept. This is a clever, innovative idea
from one of our premiere tarantula breeders. Each species
described includes superb colour plates and the text
leaves the reader in no doubt of how to care for the
individual in captivity. Based on Dr. Bustard's vast
experience 'hands-on' in keeping and breeding these
tropical arachnids, it builds into a veritable one-book
library. The book is available now on a subscription
basis and comes out at a rate of 4 x A4 pages per month.
The first year is now complete and comes with its onvn
binder for the all-in price of £15 (post paid). Dr.
Bustard is taking 1998 subscriptions now at a cost of
Anyone who does not wish to take out a subscription to
this book can purchase individual sheets separately (s.a.e. to Dr. Bustard for costing) but quite honestly
the book is well worth purchasing and the monthly arrival
of pages gives something to look forward to. I loved it.
I recommend it without hesitation and I feel sure it will
be a source of reference for many vears to come.
"Tarantulas In Captivity" is available from Airlie Brae Productions, Airlie Brae,
PH11 8AX. You will not be disappointed.
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Last Updated: February 12, 2007