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Complete Tarantula guide video:
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Intro and outro song:
Chilobrachys huahini
Tapinauchenius violaceus


  • ilPROXI
    ilPROXI13 dni temu

    condaglianz :'(

  • Hannah Smith-0lsen
    Hannah Smith-0lsen26 dni temu

    RIP cute girl.

  • Matvey Bondarev
    Matvey Bondarev27 dni temu

    10:53 She moves???!?! But I think it’s just the wind :{

  • Benji B-Side
    Benji B-SideMiesiąc temu

    Sorry about this loss, I could feel your pain and see the loss was tough for you while making this video. She was a wonderful spider who you thought of fondly.

  • Pedro Henrique
    Pedro HenriqueMiesiąc temu

    Pqp, conteúdo top demais!!!!

  • DrDoboth
    DrDobothMiesiąc temu

    Aw man, so sorry to hear, that's still a long time to bond

  • Rocky Mountain Spider Freaks
    Rocky Mountain Spider FreaksMiesiąc temu

    So sorry for our loss dude ! Were lucky to have our very first tarantula and I'm afraid she will be leaving us soon and we got her as an adult 20 years ago and were kind of just waiting for the show to drop ! again sorry for your loss

  • Jessica Jacobs
    Jessica JacobsMiesiąc temu

    She is beautiful though, When my Ts go, Im going to mount and display them..

  • Christine Carignan
    Christine CarignanMiesiąc temu

    So sorry my friend...

  • Sorappoli
    SorappoliMiesiąc temu

    At 11:09 the front two legs of the tarantula moved a tiny bit. Odd.

  • Trenee281
    Trenee281Miesiąc temu

    I still watch the apartment videos. RIP

  • Steevee Handmade Knives
    Steevee Handmade KnivesMiesiąc temu

    Hey man! Did You observed Your tapinauchenius while molting? I had L. parahybana with something very similar. Right after molt a werid blister revealed. It popped right after and when healed, it looked very similar to this patch Your T. violaceus has. Spider was totally ok, ate well etc. After another molt, from the spot where the blister was, a perforation appeared. Some transparent-yellowish substance came out from it and spider landed in freezer 2 days after cause it wasn't recovering from the molt and this werid perforation offcourse. It was huge adult female L14-L15. Let's hope it's not the same case with Your spider.

  • Musistics
    MusisticsMiesiąc temu

    It's the substrate. It's contaminated with mold or mold grows on it if moist.

  • stephanie elliott
    stephanie elliottMiesiąc temu

    Sooooo sorry to hear about your loss 😢 It's never a guarantee that every animal has to live a certain time, sometimes they go too soon and sometimes they get way older than what you expected. Just like ppl I guess 🤷 Much love to you, the wifey, all your animals and hopefully that spot on that beautiful dark tarantula isn't anything to worry about!

  • Vampyrjavel
    VampyrjavelMiesiąc temu

    I am sorry for your loss. When the male start tapping to get the females attention I keep thinking its some kind of fast spider morse code.

  • Anthony Turner
    Anthony TurnerMiesiąc temu

    Very textbook, beautiful

  • Tina Harris
    Tina HarrisMiesiąc temu

    Oh poor baby atleast she was feisty all the way to the end so you'd have some lasting memories of her she lives on in that.

  • testdasi
    testdasiMiesiąc temu

    My 8.5" L. parahybana recently died of old age as well. Not my first one but none is ever easy. Very sorry for your loss.

  • Robin Hart
    Robin HartMiesiąc temu

    I thought they lived 20 years..

  • Temporarily Nobody

    Temporarily Nobody

    Miesiąc temu

    Not all tarantulas have the same life span

  • Robert Warren
    Robert WarrenMiesiąc temu

    Hay sir I love your input. I have a mature Rose hair tarantula also Cobalt but my rose hair is approaching 16 plus years old(adopted) so she has been little more active (looking around the cage after years of very little climbing on the glass or anything😊 I feel it's her natural instinct is to move to a more suitable space for more possible opportunity to make available for a mate. to me when one's not hasn't been made available. I'm thinking of buying a few male's and throwing in there but I feel I need a bit of a worm up for her.. she is very aggressive and will pose and strike immediately. What your opinion and or video link is best for this approach.. thanks keep up the love 🥰

  • Nicola Zaccarelli
    Nicola ZaccarelliMiesiąc temu

    I'm starting this year to have tarantulas, your videos pushed me every time to enjoy and know better those beautiful animals, your dark den is a dream for me. Thank you for everything you do and share to us. You look like an interesting and affable person in all your videos, I really learn a lot from you. How to approach, how to understand some postures, how to feed it (and when they don't how to interpret it), and how to take care and give them the best "house" that they need. Now I have a Chilobrachys sp. electric blue and a very tiny sling of Thrixopelma pruriens (she is sooooo cute). I don't want to think about when they will die, I really admire them. My sincere condolences and thank you for your videos, nobody has that quality that you have to do videos of those topics.

  • Kory
    KoryMiesiąc temu

    This video brought back old memories especially the diy's. Kind of feel like going back and re-watching some of them.

    HUTCHMiesiąc temu

    will you set her in resin ?

  • Mjolnir Tharock
    Mjolnir TharockMiesiąc temu

    why not cast your dead ones in clear epoxy? that way they stay pretty and cannot be broken

  • Gillian Day
    Gillian DayMiesiąc temu

    blue and beautiful

  • Damien Kinchen
    Damien KinchenMiesiąc temu

    So sad. I remember the bathtub video. It amazes me how long I've been watching u. Hard to believe it's been SO LONG! "Feeding the Devil" really turned things around. U deserve it man. Love ur videos. I wish you'd make a video on how to make those labels. I just have basic label maker with names. I like how u have so much info on ur labels

  • totybear23
    totybear23Miesiąc temu

    why is season 4 so goddamn sad😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • Noah Harlock
    Noah HarlockMiesiąc temu

    Did anyone else see one of her front legs move at 10:41?

  • Otto Cornett
    Otto CornettMiesiąc temu

    I’m in texas right now with a massive freeze and I haven’t had electricity for a few days. It has gotten cold in my house and my lasiodora parahybana tarantula is not looking well, I’ve had a blanket over her cage and just now moved her to our camper which we hooked up to our generator tonight. I hate to ask this but how do I know she’s still alive, she has been coming out the past nights to get water but remains in her burrow and she won’t move when I move the enclosure. I’m very nervous, I’ve had her for 9 years

  • Sin


    Miesiąc temu

    I'm so sorry to hear this, and I've been thinking of those losing power with vulnerable animals. If she is still alive, or this happens again, I know it's hard but keeping the enclosures glass against your skin in extreme cold (as well as covering it up in a blanket) is about all you can do to try and share some of your heat with the little spider baby

  • chew barker
    chew barkerMiesiąc temu

    oh you are having such a bad year such a same but thats life I am afraid

  • india 2
    india 2Miesiąc temu

    I didn’t know tarantulas could live this long

  • Scorpio Destructo
    Scorpio DestructoMiesiąc temu

    I would highly recommend skipping meals for a week or two with only water just to get their longevity going. Once they hit their adult stage, protein diet should be enough to sustain them not grow them because they don't grow no more. Feed them more and they will age more. Am not even a big fan of this whole abdomen needs to be bigger than the cephalothorax in order for a T. to be healthy since you won't find any fat and happy Ts out there in the wild. There are Ts out there with abdomens the size of their heads and still outlive any pampered overfed captive raised Ts.

  • Markeil Reis
    Markeil ReisMiesiąc temu

    Thoughts and arachnind prayers. Sorry to joke about your pet, thanks for sharing

  • Alex Riedel
    Alex RiedelMiesiąc temu

    It doesn’t snow in Texas in the US and the pst 2 days it has along with power outages. I lost just lost my Tarantula, Asian forest scorpion and my bearded dragon... 😪 sorry for your loss as well worst feeling on the planet

  • Christian Delacroix
    Christian DelacroixMiesiąc temu

    Hi Petco, can you send me a close-up photo via e-mail of the opisthosome of your specimen of Tapinauchenius violaceus? Maybe I can help you :) My email is:

  • Chloe Taylor
    Chloe TaylorMiesiąc temu

    At 10:43 her legs moves btw, it has like a small twitch. It actually twitches a few more times towards the end of the video too.

  • Gagarin Gagarinovič

    Gagarin Gagarinovič

    Miesiąc temu

    that is pretty creepy



    Miesiąc temu

    It does! two twitches from different legs. How strange

  • BlacccBear Gaming
    BlacccBear GamingMiesiąc temu

    I am NOT requesting it but just wondering, have you ever handled any of your old worlds? I’ve seen a video where you chickened out hold a pokie. I definitely don’t blame you lol. I didn’t know if you ever decided to try again or not. PLtoolss doesn’t do a great job of letting me see all of your videos, it just shows me the same ones I’ve seen a million times. Anyway, just wondering and I love your content. Keep up the great work my guy.

  • bubblegummel
    bubblegummelMiesiąc temu

    Holy shit. That poor male.

  • Kristinas_ Place
    Kristinas_ PlaceMiesiąc temu

    My english is very bad but.... the point at the abdomen from the dark tarantula looks like cancer..

  • جودي
    جوديMiesiąc temu

    Thats normal once a year my tarantula loses all her hair on her butt and becomes dull and bald . But then she molts and gets her beautiful hair skin and vibrant colors back .

  • Morph D.
    Morph D.Miesiąc temu

    Sorry Petsmart.

  • Black Limonn
    Black LimonnMiesiąc temu


  • Hail-Falcor
    Hail-FalcorMiesiąc temu

    Happens to the best of them man!~ Its all good ❤️

  • Bernnie Panlilio
    Bernnie PanlilioMiesiąc temu

    Are we this old? That Huahini is so great and one of my favorite T in Dark Den since Dark Den 1. RIP little fella. You did a good job.

  • Krystisn Siara
    Krystisn SiaraMiesiąc temu

    Sad 😢😢😢

  • Skyla Studioz
    Skyla StudiozMiesiąc temu

    We at Skyla Studioz are terribly sorry for your loss... Deepest condolences, Sending the best energy we can muster for you. I know she had an amazing life under your care.

  • Amanda
    AmandaMiesiąc temu

    She is a very memorable T for us OG subs. Especially for me because I was just learning about tarantulas in general when I started watching your videos. The way you pronounced her (and others) scientific name with your accent sounded so cool to me. LOL very sorry for the loss but she did have a great life with you as her keeper.

  • VisioN
    VisioNMiesiąc temu

    one big thing Petko: The size of a tarantula has nothing in common with it´s lifespan or how you said a premature death ^^. It only depends on the fact how it was kept, in tiny cups or HD´s-how big the enclosure is, parameters and feeding (mostly males) can force a shorter moult cycle as well...

  • Stefanie Ebling
    Stefanie EblingMiesiąc temu

    I just lost 2 MM one davus pentaloris and one c.meridionalis

  • Blaunacken
    BlaunackenMiesiąc temu

    Chormatopelma at 09:20 ?

  • HerbalTerrorist420
    HerbalTerrorist420Miesiąc temu

    Maybe you could keep her after doing that taxidermy thing with them and then keep her in her home. I don’t know if there’s a way you could preserve the webbing and stuff in the viv after giving it a little clean out etc. Seems a shame to destroy all that work she did. Sorry for your loss tho.

  • brandon shaw
    brandon shawMiesiąc temu

    man this year keeps getting sadder and all seriousness this is just really sad man. I really hope things start changing around for you, I hope you are taking care of yourself and looking after yourself as well.

  • Sean Rallis
    Sean RallisMiesiąc temu

    She was one of my favorites ever since the bathroom video. RIP

  • Ian Jennings
    Ian JenningsMiesiąc temu

    I love your work. Truly an inspiration. Thank you.

  • Catherine Goodrich
    Catherine GoodrichMiesiąc temu

    I hope it's not a cyst I've seen some on fb and all so keep an eye on it. I hope it's nothing bad :(. Sorry you lost your second tarantula :(

  • Miguel DeMarchena
    Miguel DeMarchenaMiesiąc temu

    I have observed that when they try to mate tarantulas they always make a mistake that makes it more difficult for the male who is always inferior in size and strength, why not try something new and use an enclosure without obstacles and with a flatter ground to give him a little help and thus reduce the chances that the female will eat it, I think these animals are not cheap in money, time and effort

  • AntsCzech
    AntsCzechMiesiąc temu

    Second ever? :'(

  • noonars1
    noonars1Miesiąc temu

    I will miss her she looks like a British house spider by her markings and colourings we will pray that Jesus has her in the heavenly dark den

  • beckylietzow
    beckylietzowMiesiąc temu

    Would you consider doing some kind of „Tribute“ Video when an animal passes away in the Dark den? Like showing a mix of the best clips and some unreleased ones? Maybe with music. Like a summary of your time together with the animal who died. I’d love to see something like that in the future, although it might make me cry if you make it emotional.

  • animal King
    animal KingMiesiąc temu


  • Johnna Rogers
    Johnna RogersMiesiąc temu

    So sorry for the losses, moving is hard enough as is without added sadness. Sending virtual hugs!

  • Hayley Turner
    Hayley TurnerMiesiąc temu

    My favourite words uttered “what is this sorcery?” I liked her spirit, I like a female with an attitude! Her webbing was awesome! 🕷

  • KommandoAndo
    KommandoAndoMiesiąc temu

    I'm sure she appreciated everything you did for her. A life well spent.

  • Andrei Mateiķ
    Andrei MateiķMiesiąc temu

    This is sad

  • Stephanie Bruner
    Stephanie BrunerMiesiąc temu

    Awe sorry for your loss

  • MrHavadollar
    MrHavadollarMiesiąc temu

    RIP, girl. If it were me, I would do an autopsy on her and check the substrate for parasite casts or spores. Don't refrigerate her right away, either. Seeing how she decomposes could give you an idea of if she died from something bacterial or fungal. I know you keep them very clean, but she died mysteriously and that's never good.

  • S. M. England
    S. M. EnglandMiesiąc temu

    I lost my first jumping spider female (P. regius) named Shelob the Smaller a couple days ago and then this appears in my notifications! Sad to see a Dark Den OG pass even as a relatively new watcher, she was a gorgeous tarantula with her simple coloration!

  • G. W. Hampton
    G. W. HamptonMiesiąc temu

    Can you take a spider to the vet?

  • maximiliano kevorkian
    maximiliano kevorkianMiesiąc temu

    conserve the enclosure! its your history.

  • Olivia Namee
    Olivia NameeMiesiąc temu

    so sorry for your loss, it’s so hard when you don’t know what happened. i have a t. violaceus sling and i hope she’s as beautiful as yours. i hope she’s okay!

  • wykrytotrojana
    wykrytotrojanaMiesiąc temu

    10:52 she moved ! ;)

  • diane leach
    diane leachMiesiąc temu

    She had a good quality of life with you...Its nothing you had done...age gets to them all. It was her time to go. X

  • Tay Clemons
    Tay ClemonsMiesiąc temu

    Is that Linda

  • Donna Ewins
    Donna EwinsMiesiąc temu

    Sorry for your loss

  • Donald Retallack
    Donald RetallackMiesiąc temu

    Sorry for your loss petco.. I'm sure there was nothing more you could have done for her, she lived a long and happy life

  • Dylan Tan
    Dylan TanMiesiąc temu

    Im sure she has enjoyed the time with you! 😢😢😢 RIP

  • taylorrpanda
    taylorrpandaMiesiąc temu

    This is me completely just throwing out a maybe i am not expert but i wonder if like part of her mold is stuck in her spinneret and could possibly be plugged and caught on something? Idk maybe see if you can remove it?

  • finutzhi
    finutzhiMiesiąc temu

    You should try to resin cast a tarantula some time, its a cool way to preserve it😁👌

  • TayField (Perm Reg'd) Toy Fox Terriers
    TayField (Perm Reg'd) Toy Fox TerriersMiesiąc temu

    It's sad she's passed but her life with you was a great one. If you're interested in unique hamster set ups check out

  • Julia
    JuliaMiesiąc temu

    my condolences! I think the big move has something to do with the deaths that are occuring, moving is stessful and it could have taken a toll on the more vulnerable animals. nothing you did wrong! I'm looking forward to the new dark den!🤩

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    K HMiesiąc temu


  • Zoe
    ZoeMiesiąc temu

    dark den has had a darl start to the year.

  • Fenny_Beast
    Fenny_BeastMiesiąc temu

    You got her on my 5th birthday

  • SM Krieger
    SM KriegerMiesiąc temu

    The bald spot could be from kicking hairs... maybe?

  • Kakariki Ick and Tom OLE
    Kakariki Ick and Tom OLEMiesiąc temu

    Ohh I’m sorry Petko.

  • tomas palha
    tomas palhaMiesiąc temu

    Never in my life, what if it resussitates... Run for dear life, LOVE whatchin though

  • Anastasia Barton
    Anastasia BartonMiesiąc temu

    Hi! I'm doing a project for my Fiance and I'm trying to get all 50 states and some countries together for a photo book. He is graduating Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge in November and this will mean so much to him. My hope is to get some of the PLtoolssr's we watch to be apart of this! I'm asking a hand written note that says "Nicholas, Anastasia's love for you is so big, it has reached (your PLtoolss name and city/ state/ country) ! If you guys could help that would be so awesome! Thanks so much for your time and God bless!

  • Rachael Schrader
    Rachael SchraderMiesiąc temu

    Everything happens in three's. Hopefully, as morbid as it sounds, this should be the third. Keep your head up, you're a great creature keeper ❤

  • Anastasia Barton
    Anastasia BartonMiesiąc temu

    Still trying to get this done for my Fiance. I'll comment a bunch of necessary. I know you have a lot of followers so I'm just a needle in a hay stack. Hopefully you'll see me!

  • Anastasia Barton
    Anastasia BartonMiesiąc temu

    Oh no! Sad day! At least she will get to see her other dark den friends who have passed!

  • Pog Bierslayer
    Pog BierslayerMiesiąc temu

    God: pure beauty cant exist Tarantula: Loo at me bro God: i´ll meet you here

  • Michael Taylor
    Michael TaylorMiesiąc temu

    Sorry to hear the sad news

  • Great- grandma Kirk
    Great- grandma KirkMiesiąc temu

    Maybe u forgot to give her any water because I don’t see a water bowl anywhere in all that webbing. 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

  • Felicity Trotter

    Felicity Trotter

    Miesiąc temu

    He doesn’t give them water bowls he just sprays them

  • Minilucii
    MiniluciiMiesiąc temu

    Eej koja je najbolja stranica za naruciti tarantulu?

  • Vintage Marion
    Vintage MarionMiesiąc temu

    I feel for you, I just lost my A. Avicularia sling the same day my T. Vegans molted. So I went from happy to sad pretty quick. Hope all your other animals are well and no more sad news for long time.

  • Stacy Fine
    Stacy FineMiesiąc temu

    I’m so sad, and so sorry for your loss. She was absolutely so beautiful.

  • Linda Briggs
    Linda BriggsMiesiąc temu

    Oh no Petko. I'm so sorry this happened. I hope it wasn't Linda. Again I'm sorry for your loss.😢😢😭😭

  • Michael Root
    Michael RootMiesiąc temu

    All tarantulas go to heaven

  • Kim Carbonneau
    Kim CarbonneauMiesiąc temu

    I'm so sorry for your loss Petko ! I know how much you care for them ! I can't imagine how I'll feel when my D. Pentaloris will pass :(

  • Princess Sparkle of the Resistance
    Princess Sparkle of the ResistanceMiesiąc temu

    This is so sad. I hope you can take some comfort from the absolutely wonderful life you gave her with safety and steady food. And how many tarantulas get to have an internet fan base? You did well by her.