ShadowNinjaCat wrote:It's cute. Did you get to hold it or is that someone else's hand?
New-world tarantulas (those found in North and South America) are equipped with urticating hairs on their abdomen, and will almost always throw these barbed hairs as a first line of defense. These hairs will irritate sensitive areas of the body and especially seem to target curious animals who may sniff these hairs into the mucous membranes of the nose. Some species have more effective urticating hairs than others. The Goliath Birdeater is one species known for its particularly irritating urticating hairs. Urticating hairs can penetrate the cornea so eye protection should be worn when handling such tarantulas.
Del wrote:Catch-up wrote:We had a big, fat, black jumping spider in the house last week. I tried to get a picture of it, but they came out blurry.
Because its HARD to hold the camera still while you are screaming and running awaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
raptornx01 wrote:Yet they are still the most common pet spider. and as i understand do make decent pets.