Tarantula

Tarantula

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Tarantulas are the largest of the spiders. They have 4 pairs of legs; each leg has 7 segments ending with 2 or 3 retractable claws. Depending on the species, they range from 1-4” long with leg spans of 3-12”. They have 8 marginally functional eyes in two groups on the forehead. Tarantulas eat insects, other arachnids and small reptiles. After a large meal, they may not need to eat for a month. They are harmless to humans (except for a painful bite similar to a bee sting) and their mild venom is weaker than a typical bee’s.

1.375" Hard enamel pin; gold metal.