DailyDirt: Tarantulas!

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Tarantulas are huge, hairy, and venomous. Thankfully, these giant spiders look creepier than they are dangerous -- for humans, at least. While they do pack a painful bite, their venom is actually less potent than a bee's. There are hundreds of species of tarantulas that have already been identified. Here are a few more. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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  1. identicon
    edward, 3 Jan 2015 @ 4:33pm

    Tarantulas Make Awesome pets

    Tarantulas also make wonderful pets, there are many beautiful species out that that are in fact quite docile. For instance, one I would recommend for beginners
    Is the Pink Zebra Beauty or otherwise known as the Eupalaestrus Campestratus . They are not quick to bite or "flick hairs" at the aggressor. A Mexican Red Knee Tarantula is also one I recommend mainly because of its longevity and hardy nature. In fact, did you know that females can live up to ages of 30 years old?!? One that comes to mind among these is the Greenbottle blue or also known as the Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescens. Originating from a harsh and dry climate, this colorful species makes it an ideal Tarantula for beginners.

    For more tarantulas check out www.tarantulapets.com and check out Tarantula Facts for interesting facts.

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