Welcome at bird-eating-spiders.de!

The Homepage for tarantulas, snakes, rainforests...and Living History/Reenactment

Just move your cursor on a picture to read the english comments!

My name is Dirk Eckardt.

Searching for tarantulas in Costa Rica

...on a spider search in Costa Rica...


~thatīs me~

(German only)

Since the year 1992 I am working as a zookeeper in the Dortmund Zoo

I keep and breed tarantulas, bird-eating-spiders, in own tanks since 1982 along with numerous other terrarium and aquarium animals.

You want to visit the Dortmund Zoo today? Here is the weather forecast for Dortmund:

I support Tierschutzverein Dortmund.

Since 1992 I visit countries in Central- and South America in search for these animals and to feel what the rainforest really is!

I would be very delighted to receive any form of mail about my page and wish you pleasure while surfing!


You will find pictures of our animals further down!

The Tarantula Information Pages

( partly in English)

~~~ Tarantulas in general ~~~

~~~ Tarantulas as terrarium inhabitants ~~~

~~~ anatomy of a tarantula spider ~~~

~~~ How tarantulas live in the wild ~~~

Psalmopoeus irminia, male

Animal pictures

The snake page

(partly in English)

The insect page

(in German)

Costa Rica


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