With the help of a few tarantulas in her collection, Shelley Graves will be discussing the basics of tarantula care, choosing a good species for beginners, and how keeping tarantulas can help you overcome your fear of household spiders. She will teach you how to find your first tarantula, about good buying practices, and how to set up an enclosure for these exotic pets. She will also have molts on-hand to demonstrate the life stages of tarantulas, from spiderling to maturity.
Shelley Graves is the store supervisor at Tellus Science Museum. She earned her bachelor’s degree in studio art from Berry College, and she is a lifelong bug fan. Shelley began researching tarantulas in high school after she found out about her favorite species: Chromaptopelma cyaneopubescens. She currently has 17 tarantulas, nine true spiders, and two isopod colonies.
The Lunch + Learn lecture begins at 12:15 PM. No outside food is allowed but you are welcome to buy lunch in the Café and bring it into the lecture, or just come hear the lecture. All Lunch + Learns are FREE for members and included in regular admission for non-members. Presentations are recommended for ages 8 and up, unless otherwise indicated.
From fossils to stars, Lunch and Learn features a wide variety of topics.