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Tarantula

tarantula

(Science: zoology) Any one of several species of large spiders, popularly supposed to be very venomous, especially the European species (Tarantula apuliae). The tarantulas of Texas and adjacent countries are large species of mygale.

Alternative forms: tarentula

Tarantula killer, a very large wasp (Pompilus formosus), which captures the Texan tarantula (mygale Hentzii) and places it in its nest as food for its young, after paralyzing it by a sting.

Origin: NL, fr. It. Tarantola, fr. L. Tarentum, now Taranto, in the south of Italy.


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... are need in order to identify by the palp hooks or mating claspers. A very interesting problem, as some of the work a friend of mine is doing on tarantula phylogenetics is finding many apparent 'cryptic' species. Some people are finding the fact unacceptable, the fact that is that many female ...

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by Zach
Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:08 pm
 
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TYPE OF SPIDER!!

Hi...im from Mexico i found this spyder on my bedroom y think its like a baby tarantula but i dont know...if anyone can tell me wich kind of spyder it is and if is dangerous i aprecciate that..thank you!! I upload some pics of good quality!

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by gorico
Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:36 pm
 
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Topic: TYPE OF SPIDER!!
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Astus, remember there is a tarantula that is documented to prey on chickens. It would be no surprise to me if some big bugs collectively hunt birds nowadays... I had to read it for myself. Holy Crawly... http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/goliath_bird_eating_spider.htm

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by MichaelXY
Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:57 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Mammals do not have diversity interms of flying species...
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Mammals do not have diversity interms of flying species...

Astus, remember there is a tarantula that is documented to prey on chickens. It would be no surprise to me if some big bugs collectively hunt birds nowadays...

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by MrMistery
Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:01 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Mammals do not have diversity interms of flying species...
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spider reproduction

... was told by someone that spiders only mate once in their lives, but I know that some spiders live a very long time (twenty years is possible for a tarantula). Is it true that even a very long-lived spider only mates once? That seems such a waste. At what age does a tarantula mate?

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by shortstop123
Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:49 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: spider reproduction
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