The picture shows Gabberspider with his Brachypelma smithi. Normally, the animals are almost never removed from their terrarium, as it is always more stress for the animals, and theoretically could bite even the most "peaceful" tarantula. They are simply no stuffed animals. Gabberspider has grown up with spiders in the kindergarten age of 5 years. More girls than boys wanted to play with him and that was annoying. He caught a house angle spider and terrified the girls. Almost all the girls screamed and ran away except for a girl who found the spider as beautiful as it was and let it crawl over their hands together. Quickly, the interest in other spiders aroused and so he moved with his best friend under the balconies to capture all the spiders in a cookie jar. To everyone's disappointment, they discovered that spiders are cannibals and eat each other.
Quickly, the first little children's books had to be about spiders. The next few years, the boys dealt with the animals more and more, but now grasshoppers were collected in fields and fed there, the cross-spiders. What fascination and biodiversity we saw back then is almost non-existent today as our nature is about to be eradicated. Spiders and insects quickly disappear everywhere more and more. The reasons are simple, but no one does anything about it. On the one hand there are pesticides, which are distributed more and on the other hand it is today's meadows, which today are freed of every so-called "weeds" and regularly mowed. Too bad that no one understands that there are no weeds and that they are the main habitats of all insects and spiders.
The first tarantula "Avicularia avicularia" came to the parental home at the age of 11 and the population continued to grow. It was interesting that he was never hunted because of his hobby before, today everyone runs away as if the education about spiders had become even worse in the country. At the age of 15 he was allowed to take over the biology lessons on spiders of his teacher, which was rumored to all schools in Dinslaken where he was allowed to give lectures on spiders again and again. The hobby is still his life, which he would never give up. However, the hobby was postponed to a certain number for cost and time reasons. In the photo slider is to find his inventory. Some animals are still alive or have lived with him for 20 years or more. He will gladly answer any questions about spiders. Therapies of arachnophobia have been successfully carried out and can be requested.