Mike Dame  -  Mike "Troll" Dame grew up roaming the foothills of Mt. Diablo. Since 1998 Mike has tracked the distribution of scorpions in Contra Costa Co., some photos of which are represented here. He supports the DNA Lab of Brent Hendrixson, Ph.D. by providing local tarantulas for analysis. Mike is a Senior Board Consultant for the American Tarantula Society and has been a professional arachnid wrangler for the 2002 National Geographic Explorer program "Tarantula: King of the Spiders" and has co-starred in the 2010 Discovery Science show "Bugging Out".