Tarantulas

Tarantulas are a large breed of spider. Many species have thick legs and hairy bodies. As most tarantulas are not dangerous to people, they are often kept as pets.

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Do tarantulas use all 5 senses?

There are many more than five senses. Some estimates put the number as high as 21, but it is generally agreed that five is the minimum. The basic five senses are touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing. Others include an additional four senses to the list, which include the sense of temperature, pain, balance, and body position. A tarantula would use all of these.

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What is a tarantula hawk wasps life cycle?

First, an adult Tarantula Hawk will go hunting for a Tarantula in it's burrow.

Once it finds the burrow, it will drag the Tarantula out of it's burrow and inject a paralyzing venom into it. When the Tarantula is paralyzed, it will be taken into burrow made by the wasp and a single egg will be laid on the Tarantula. The wasp will leave. When the egg hatches, the larvae will feed on the living Tarantula. The larvae will eventually enter the inside of the Tarantula, consuming it from the inside out. While it does this, it has to avoid any major organs in the Tarantula so that it's food doesn't die. The Tarantula Hawk will become an adult (after the pupa stage) and leave. That is the cycle for the Tarantula Hawk.

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Are tarantulas edible?

Yes, they are eaten often too.

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Do tarantulas shed?

yes they shed about once every year starting at age three

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yes and no. When a tarantula sheds it is considered molting due to the fact that unlike most animals, it sheds an exoskeleton. It takes anywhere from 30 minutes to 24 hours for the molting process. Hope This Helped:)

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Why are tarantulas fuzzy?

because they shoot those hairs on its body when its scared it annoys the enemy it is like getting fiber glass stuck it you it kinda itches and hurts.

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Can tarantulas kill people?

The poison tarantulas have is not enough to kill a person unless the person isallergicto it.
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If a Mexican Red Knee spider will not eat its food and molted three days ago could this be the problem?

I have 4 spiders as pets and have learned that they can go as long as 90 days without eating so i would leave 1 or 2 crickets with her and she will eat when she fells ready

I have a Mexican Red Knee (still not fully adult) that behaved just this way.

You need to give your spider some time. If she doesn't eat within the next couple of days, I'd be concerned, but not yet.

Give it a couple of days more without food or disturbance to let the spider "de-stress". If she still doesn't eat, there could be a problem.

Golly man. Relax- she just molted, you shouldn't try and feed her so soon. wait a couple of days and if she still doesn't eat, then you should probably call someone who is knowledgeable about that breed of spider for advice.

The spider's fine, don't feed her. She'll snap out of it in two weeks.

ALL OF THE ABOVE ANSWERS ARE CORRECT, BUT YOU SHOULDN'T TRY AND FEED YOUR TARANTULA FOR 14 DAYS AFTER IT HAS UNDERGONE ECDYSIS AS IT'S FANGS WON'T BE HARD ENOUGH.

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Where are tarantula hawks found?

the southwest or rainforests

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Is it a problem if a Chilean Rose has not eaten in about 3 months?

I am not a great fan of tarantulas. No offense. One of co-workers has one though and he said his has not eaten in almost a year. Which is difficult believe, but..whatever. I think it has something to do with them molting, maybe? Check out Tarantula Com., you can probably find some good info there.

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Your G. rosea is fine. I have a 13 year old that has fasted for over one year. They are notorious for long periods of not eating. Though this can make for a boring pet it is the natural behavior of the animal. A good way to determine if it is getting enough food is to keep an eye on the abdomen. If it gets much smaller than the carapace it needs to eat. The low caloric intake of this species contributes to the incredibly long life span of up to 30 years!

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What is a bare spot and a red thin growth near it on the rear of a Mexican Red Knee?

there is a flea on the spot

the dog is itching it every second it starts to get sore

it happened to my dogs butt

its normal

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Is it normal for a Chilean Rose to molt?

Yes, it is normal for a Chilean Rose tarantula to molt. In order to grow larger, tarantulas must molt. They shed their entire skin as well as the linings of their mouth, respiratory organs, stomach and sexual organs. When they begin to molt, they lay on their backs with their legs up in the air looking as if they are dead. Don't disturb it. They molt by splitting the exoskeleton and then working the rest of the body and finally the legs out. Adult tarantulas usually complete a molt within several hours and they molt about once a year. Some older females will skip molts. Remember that excessive dryness can kill tarantulas, especially when they molt. For any tarantula, a water dish is a good safeguard. Also, tarantulas will stop feeding for a while, maybe even weeks, when preparing to molt and food must be removed to prevent harm to the tarantula.

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How many babies does a tarantula have a year?

It depends largely upon which genus and species the spider in question is. For example, Theraphosa blondi (the Goliath Birdeater Tarantula) routinely bear a few hundred eggs, whereas Grammostola rosea (the Chilean Rose Tarantula) have somewhere around a couple of thousand eggs per sac.

The bearing of young is not necessarily an annual occurrence. Pairings can occur often, but the production of an egg sac and eggs usually takes place between molts; this period can last anywhere from a few months to a year and a half, again, depending on species.

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What are the Mexican red-knee tarantula's predators?

i dont now but i just want to try writing an answer ;0

TEH?

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How do you scare away Tarantulas?

putting me in their face

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Dont scare it away, thats cruel... just simply have a you or a friend safely pick it up in a container and release it outside...dont worry there poison is just like being stung by a bee, they're harmless.

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Which Australians eat tarantulas?

not many, they only do that if they are starving to death, NOT A GOOD TREAT TO TRY AT HOME!trust me its foul in your mouth and hairy eeeeeeeeeeeewww

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Does tarantula hiss?

Some do, the main one that "hisses" would be the C.Crawshayi (aka King Baboob), they use this as a defense mechanism to ward of anyone, otherwise they will and wont hesitate to lunge and bite the S**T out of you.

LOL hope this helps

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Can a tarantula die from eating a stink bug?

A tarantula cannot die from eating a stink bug. Picky tarantulas often don't prefer these "pests". If said rose hair does feast on said stinkbug after he completes his meal it will groom itself until the well known stunk has dissapated. Almost look uncomfortable to them.

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Why is the Mexican Red Knee tarantula endangered?

because people hunt them for pets

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What predators eat tarantulas?

  • Tarantulas have very few natural enemies other than humans. Its only real natural enemy is an insect known as the spider wasp. One of the types of the spider wasp is the The Tarantula Hawk or Tarantula Killer (Pepsis wasps) giant wasp. The wasp finds the tarantula by using olfactory or the sense of smell. The wasp stings the tarantula, which paralyzes it, then the wasp lays an egg on its abdomen and then buries it in the tarantulas burrow. When the egg hatches the tarantula is used as a living food source by the wasp grub.
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Can a black widow spider eat a tarantula?

yes, depending on the sizes.

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No...it cannot eat it, its poison would most certainly be enough to kill the tarantula but a black widow would be eaten the instant the tarantula senses it.

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Does a Mexican red knee spider have venom?

Yes they do have venom. But it is only deadly to small insects such as crickets and locusts. The venom is to be known as painful as a bee sting, but this can differ depending if you are allergic to the chemical structure of the venom

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What happens if you put a tarantula next to a toad?

If you put a tarantula next to a toad the toad will stick its tongue out and throw it in the pond

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What special adaptations does a tarantula have to help it to survive?

Tarantulas are very sensitive to vibrations in the ground that may indicate the presence of prey or danger. They are equipped with urticating hairs on their abdomen which can be released by kicking with the back legs; these hairs irritate the nose and eyes of would-be attackers.

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Who would win in a fight king cobra vs tarantula?

King cobra wins

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How many deaths are caused by tarantulas each year?

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