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Some General Notes on Posting:
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  • Please note that some forums have their own additonal rules regarding posting. Please read them before you post in those forums.
  • Take a look at the "Sticky" posts in the forums. These threads can be found at the top of any forum that has them. Generally threads that have important and/or useful information as well as some of the more popular threads can be found there.
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Some General Notes on the Tarantulas forums:
  • We have 3 different forums for posts regarding Tarantulas. Information on which posts go where can be found here.
  • Some excellent beginner tarantula information can be found here.
  • An excellent Rose Hair (Grammostola rosea) caresheet written by Stan Schultz (author of the Tarantula Keepers Guide) can be found here.
  • Only posts from the Tarantulas Question and Discussion forum will increase your post count. Posts in the Tarantula Chat forum and the Tarantula Pictures forum will not.

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