Thursday, March 17, 2011

One Little Beauty, and One Great Recommendation

This little beauty is an immature Venezuelan Sun Tiger (Psalmopoeus iriminia). A tree-living species, this type of tarantula is fast, agile, and can be quite aggressive as well as very beautiful. Taken post-molt, this is another great image captured by Mariah Romaninski, Education Manager at the Delaware Museum of Natural History.

And now for that awesome recommendation from Mariah:
"Outhouse Exhibit Services has done it again! Tarantulas: Alive and Up-Close is a fascinating exhibit proving to rival the popularity at our museum of Dr. Entomo’s Palace of Exotic Wonders, another wonderful Outhouse exhibit. Visitors love being eye to eye with the tarantulas, and even those frightened at the beginning of their visits become completely mesmerized by the beauty and power of these gentle giants. I highly recommend Tarantulas: Alive and Up Close."

Friday, March 4, 2011

TARANTULAS Provides Unprecedented Attendance Boost!

Our TARANTULAS exhibit is enjoying tremendous popularity and proving to be a welcome addition to a temporary exhibit program. Staff at its latest venue, the Delaware Museum of Natural History, shared with us that attendance is up 54% over last year!

Aside from the great reaction the public has had to the exhibit, the living collection has begun to captivate staff members as well. Education Manager Mariah Romaninsky's new hobby is to photograph tarantulas. Check out the beautiful bivouac created by this Sri Lankan Ornamental tarantula!