Keeping a specimen in a clear 3 liter plastic soda container allows us to observe from all angles. Here we see a tarantula with it's food, a cricket, just under it's fangs.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
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Saturday, June 9, 2007
This lovely creature is very dangerous, we found it just under the rim of our city trash can. It is a brown widow and like the black widow is poisonous. Google the brown widow for more information. I personally checked out www.247wildlife.com/brown-widow-spider.htm
Some have asked for additional photos of the male tarantula. Since I don't particularly like to bother my tarnatulas I will just post another photo taken at the time we transfered him to his new home. Enjoy and if you have any comments please click the comments button and let us know what you think.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
This handsome male was being transfered to a bigger container. He has a slender look as compares to the females and a darker body. It's pedipalps are swollen at the ends, indicating a mature male ready to mate. We will not be mating him for the moment.
Friday, June 1, 2007
Welcome to our blog. Mac is a beautiful Texas Brown Tarantula that has just gorged on about 15 crickets. We placed them in her tank, thinking she would eat about 5 or 6 then they would be safe for a while. No such thing she up-turned their hiding tunnels and ate every last one of them. She is so proud of herself.