Thursday, March 26, 2009

Texas Brown Tarantula

These pictures were taken on February 22nd, 2009 at the Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort, Mission Texas. This particular brand of Tarantula is very docile and makes a good pet. Their leg span is 4-5" but the length of their body is less than 2". They eat small insects such as grasshoppers and hunt their prey down rather than catching them in a web. It takes them 7 to 10 years to reach maturity. Males don't live long after reaching maturity and will probably die within a year of reaching maturity. Females on the other hand will live for 25 to 35 years.

1 comment:

Arti said...

Creepy pets...I would say....!But beautiful shot.