‘Out of Office’ is our regular feature that takes a look at how members of our team spend their time away from Easistore. In this edition, we caught up with Luke Davis from Edenbridge to find out about his passion for unusual pets...
For a long a time I have had a passion for unusual pets, I used to own and care for a large number of reptiles, snakes & lizards.
Over the years this passion extended into invertebrates and my collection now has a lot more legs. My spare room is a small zoo, with easily over 50 different species ranging from tarantulas, centipedes and scorpions.
My wife takes more of a backseat when it comes to these creatures, and whilst she has a certain amount of fascination towards them I believe it comes with a certain amount of tolerance as well.
This collection has led to the creation of Fresh Arachnids Takeaway. We teach people how to care for and keep a wide range of invertebrates through our experience and research.
We attend two shows a year- the BTS show and the AES show. In between these shows, feeding all those fangs and of course renting space to people, I have been setting up a page which houses all our care information: https://www.facebook.com/FreshArachnidsTakeaway/
OK, a few facts –
- Bird eating spiders do not actually eat birds.
- Some tarantulas can go bald with age.
- Tarantulas actually have retractable claws on their feet, just like a cat.
- Scorpions glow fluorescent under ultraviolet light, it is unknown why.