Wednesday, June 27, 2007


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

Closer Look

Now, face the camera and smile.


This jumpping spider is probably an older relative to yesterday's little one. Upon closer inspection we see that it is missing one of it's pedipalps and has eyes in front and around on the back of it's head.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

I See U!

Hunting on our patio rail this morning, was this intrepid 1 cm big mustached fellow. It was curious as to why I was following it's every move and looked up at me as if to say "I see u...back off!"

Saturday, June 16, 2007

"Come into my parlor..."

"Come into my parlor" said the spider to the fly. (We'll call it an arachnid fable.)

Thursday, June 14, 2007

This little one appears to have a surprised face on its abdomen. Like the kid from Home Alone. What fabulous long legs!

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Brown Widow?

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

The Male Tarantula

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

Male Tarantula

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


Like mom always said, "Bush your teeth or you will lose them!" Mac doesn't think it applies to her. She molted and left us a beautiful set of fangs nearly 1/2 an inch long. She used her new ones to gorge on the 15 crickets I wrote about earlier.

Hairy Legs

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.