Mexican Redknee Tarantula

We introduce to you, the Mexican Redknee Tarantula.  This particular species of Tarantulas is most commonly used in movies due to its size and coloration. This Tarantula is dark brown with orange to red stripes.  These stripes are located on the joints of the legs.

Tarantula Fangs

Mexican Redknee Tarantula Fangs

To help them locate prey and the opposite sex, these Tarantulas use their legs to detect smell, taste, and movement.  However, it has a group of eight eyes on the top as well.  Although this spider is just as venomous as any other of its species, it is very docile.  To the right you will see a photo of Mexican Redknee Tarantula fangs.

Just as other Tarantulas, if a Mexican Redknee Tarantula is disturbed, it will eject urticating hairs from its abdomen.  These hairs can embed into their preys skin or eyes and cause discomfort.  This species attacks insects, small frogs, lizards, and mice.  The Tarantula injects venom into its prey using its fangs.

Mallis, Arnold. Handbook of Pest Control: The Behavior Life History and Control of Household Pests. Tenth ed. 1599. Print.

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