Mexican Red Knee Tarantula - Selected by National Geographic for Publication

This spider is native to Mexico. They live in burrows in their natural habitat, they generally do not burrow in captivity. They are usually active in the evening or night. It has a diverse menu including grasshoppers, crickets, moths, beetles, cockroaches, mealworms and small lizards and mammals. They flick hairs from their abdomens with their back legs if disturbed. Their bite is only slightly venomous to humans. Lifespan between 5 - 30 years, females live much longer and are also slightly larger up to 18cm.
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Date:
21/07/16
Location:
Photographer:
Gary Davis

Mexican Red Knee Tarantula - Selected by National Geographic for Publication

This spider is native to Mexico. They live in burrows in their natural habitat, they generally do not burrow in captivity. They are usually active in the evening or night. It has a diverse menu including grasshoppers, crickets, moths, beetles, cockroaches, mealworms and small lizards and mammals. They flick hairs from their abdomens with their back legs if disturbed. Their bite is only slightly venomous to humans. Lifespan between 5 - 30 years, females live much longer and are also slightly larger up to 18cm.
Ref:
DSC 4201-Edit-2
Date:
21/07/16
Location:
Photographer:
Gary Davis