Do All Tarantulas Have Urticating Hairs?

Urticating hairs are a defense mechanism used by tarantulas. Urticating hairs are finely barbed and cause irritation when they come into contact with the skin, eyes or nose of potential predators. Tarantulas can kick these hairs off, creating a cloud of irritants if they feel threatened.  Not all tarantulas have urticating hairs. Urticating hairs are …

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