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Growing in popularity the world over, tarantulas are truly unique and fascinating pets. While they are often portrayed negatively in the media, tarantulas are actually shy and fascinating creatures. This essential guide provides coverage of 20 species of these low-maintenance pets, including discussion of numerous similar species. In addition to general care advice and an introduction to breeding, it describes proper setup and maintenance of terrariums for the three major categories of tarantula lifestyle--tree-dwelling, ground-dwelling, and burrowing.