Do Tarantulas Make Noise?

Tarantulas generally do not make noise. They represent a big, tasty meal for many predators and use stealth to avoid being detected wherever possible. This means that tarantulas spend most of their lives silent. Most but not all… The reality is that tarantulas can make some noises, though these are few and far between.  Stridulation …

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Do Tarantulas Lay Eggs?

Tarantulas reproduce by laying and subsequently incubating eggs. The eggs are small, circular and most commonly white or off-white in color. The number of eggs laid can vary significantly between species, with some producing 50-100 eggs, while others may produce over 1,000 at once.  When Do Tarantulas Lay Eggs? Tarantulas do not get “pregnant” in …

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Can Two Tarantulas Live Together?

Whilst there are a few exceptions, two tarantulas cannot live together safely. Tarantulas are cannibalistic and are likely to eat each other, particularly in the confines of a small cage. But what are exceptions? In what instances will two or more tarantulas live together? Communal Tarantula Species A small number of tarantula species are considered …

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Why Do Tarantulas Lose Their Hair?

Tarantulas normally lose their hair for one or two reasons: either the hairs have been kicked off as a defensive mechanism, or the hairs have rubbed off naturally during daily life. Let’s look at these two reasons in more detail… Defensive Hair Loss in Tarantulas Many tarantulas from the Americas possess special hairs known as …

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The Best Tarantula Heaters

Tarantulas are cold-blooded invertebrates that hail from the warmer parts of the world. For most of us, therefore, some form of artificial heating will be required to keep your spider in good health. While it always pays to seek out specific information on the type of tarantula you plan to keep, as a rough guide …

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Xenesthis immanis / Columbian Lesserblack Tarantula Care Sheet

Xenesthis immanis

Xenesthis immanis completely dispels the myth that all tarantulas are a boring, brown color.  While the abdomen is clothed in bright pink-purple hairs, the carapace on Xenesthis immanis is even more impressive, possessing a bright metallic purple starburst pattern. Adult males can be particularly impressive, as they also develop purple femurs at maturity. A fast-growing …

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