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Did You Know? Tarantula

Did You Know? Tarantula

Did you know that Tarantulas will go bald on their thorax as they age? Did you know that Tarantulas have retractable claws, just like cats? Tarantulas also have tiny hairs on the back of their abdomen and back legs that will stick to a predator if disturbed. These tiny hairs ITCH, making the predator think twice about bothering it again.

Also, a Tarantulas’ bite is actually not that dangerous; no worse than a bee sting (unless you’re allergic, of course). Our tarantula can be found in the Upland area of our Discovery Center Gallery just over the Touch pool. If you go, you should know: our Tarantula likes to hide…just like they do in the wild!

 

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