As the largest Invertebrates on land, Tarantula Sub-Family (Theraphosidae) have a fearsome reputation. Tarantulas have hairy bodies with two claws at the end of each foot, each with its own tuft of hair, which makes them look frightening. Despite their terrifying appearance, They are only aggressive when provoked.
Members of the Tarantula Sub-Family have a wide range of defenses. Some attack by learning back on their hunches, raising their head and legs, and exposing their long fangs. Other Tarantulas scrape the very fine hairs from their body into the air. (This hair is covered with sharp points to cause pain.) Others spear their prey with their hairs or fangs.
Hunting by touch, They sense the vibrations and movements around Them. After digging a burrow into the soft earth, Tarantulas wait for small Animals that come near the hidden entrance. Upon feeling Frog’s vibrations with their hairs, Tarantulas emerge quickly, spearing the unfortunate animal. After injecting Frog with poison, They crush the prey with their powerful mouth parts. Afterwards, Tarantulas produce a special fluid that reduces Frog into a pulpy fluid.
Tarantula Sub-Family combines sensitivity with strength. Besides hunting by touch, They sense vibrations in the air. With their fierce looking appearance and placid natures, Tarantulas, also, teach kindness and love. Remember that even though Tarantulas are sensitive, They are tough also. Remember, too, you can also be like Them.
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Note: True tarantulas are in Southern Europe. The name “tarantula” is applied to large hairy spiders, which include furry bird spiders of South America.