Here is a interesting quote from Venezuelan explorer and naturalist Charles Brewer-Carías regarding some of the south american invertebrates that he has kept and studied. Quote - "I have raised the Theraphosa leblondi tarantula from the high Orinoco basin, for four years but it died, knowing that it can live for some forty years ! Also raised a great theraphoside from the Andes and will send you the picture. But the most odd and horrible mice eater was the large Scolopendra gigas that I also raised. And that animal is faster than your sight and vicious bitter, but not deadly. (almost). The scolopendra was near 40 cm or more than a foot long and was captured while walking on the shoulder of my eldest daughter......Uffffff....!"
Some of my interests include the Victorian era naturalists scientists and explorers also subjects such as Natural History, Tesla inventions, and Victorian Era Natural History.