Asia. From India to Sulawesi

Paul Carpenter

Life in the Rainforest
West Midlands
Notice Period:
Regular (more than one month's notice)
Paid: £50 plus mileage. For Zoom £40
15th September 2020
Asia | Natural History | Travel

We see the edible tarantulas of Cambodia, living among the temples of Angkor wat, and the incredible rain forests in the hills above Kuala Lumpur. Discover a new species of tarantula in India and visit the amazing forests of Sulawesi in search Lampropelma carpenteri (Smith, Jacobi 2015) a species of tarantula named after myself. From the mad roads and bad food of India to the empty roads and wonderful food of Sulawesi, you will see the incredible fauna of this amazing region including a video clip that’s had over a million hits on UTube.

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About Paul Carpenter

Life in the rainforest was set up both to give rain forest and mini-beast workshops to primary school age children, using live creatures and to give talks and lectures to clubs, groups and societies of all ages. I have been keeping and breeding a variety of invertebrates since the age of 5, and take these creatures into the classroom to give the children a real hands on experience. Over the last 20+ years I have travelled to the rain forests of South and Central America, Africa and Asia, to study Tarantula spiders in their natural habitat. During these field trips we have discovered a number of species new to science. I have a keen interest in all fauna and have thousands of images of the animals and invertebrates seen on these trips. I was a local authority pest control officer for most of my working life but am now semi retired and run Life in the Rainforest as a sole trader.

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