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Hairy Tarantula Facts

Tarantulas are the world's biggest spiders. Deserts, rainforests, and grasslands are their primary habitats. Except for Antarctica, they can be found on every continent. Tarantulas come in over 800 different species. Some species have become endangered as a result of habitat loss, climate change, and the collection of tarantulas for sale as pets.

Interesting Tarantula Facts: 

Tarantulas may be as tiny as a fingernail or as big as a dinner plate in size.

Tarantulas are hairy spiders with eight legs and two fangs.

They have eight eyes, however they have poor vision.

Although tarantulas may bite, they do not generate enough poison to harm a man. Its bite resembles that of a wasp.

Insects, tiny lizards, and even birds are eaten by tarantulas.

Because they can't chew, they inject digestive fluids into their prey and wait for the meal to convert into juice. The mouth of a tarantula is fashioned like a straw, and it can readily suck liquid food.

Tarantula has many foes. Snakes, lizards, birds, coyotes, and foxes are all known to consume tarantulas.

The "Tarantula Hawk," a species of wasp that paralyzes spiders and lays eggs on their bodies, is the tarantula's worst adversary. The larvae of a paralyzed spider will devour it while it is still alive.

Tarantulas protect themselves from predators with readily removable hairs on their back and belly. When these hairs come into touch with a predator, they will cause a painful itch.

Tarantulas use silk to identify their territory, protect their eggs, and conceal their nests.

Tarantula can sense vibrations in the ground caused by predators and prey. It will hide if there are predators. When it comes to prey, it will wait in ambush until the victim is near enough to attack.

Females are much smaller than males. After mating, most females will devour males.

Around 2000 eggs are laid by the female, which hatch after 1-3 months of incubation.

In the first few years of their lives, the majority of juvenile spiders will be devoured by predators.

Female tarantulas may live up to 20 years, but males only survive 5-10 years.


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