As the largest spiders in the world, tarantulas are feared as well as beloved. There are more than 850 species of these often furry, nocturnal arachnids. Tarantulas live mainly in tropical, subtropical and desert areas of the world, and most of South America.
Tarantulas periodically shed their external skeletons in a process called molting. In the process, they also replace internal organs, such as female genitalia and stomach lining, and even grow lost appendages.
There are hundreds of species of tarantulas that are present in most of the world’s tropical, subtropical and arid regions. They vary in color and behavior in accordance with their specific conditions.
Tarantulas are found in tropical forests and jungles of South and Central America, in Africa and in the southern part of North America. Many Tarantulas live in burrows underground. They will either use their fangs to dig them or other delve into the house to someone else. Despite the fact that they do not spin webs, Tarantulas use their silk to make door or soft walls to their burrow or in the case of tree-living tarantulas, tunnel-shaped homes in the trees.
All Tarantulas have an interesting way of self-defense. They have hair on their abdomen (belly), which have small barbs sharp or pokey things on them. When threatened, the spider will rub the hair with his feet and shoot them on the predatory.
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