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This is my female Orange Bitey Thing (OBT) - scientific name: Pterinochilus murinus. I have had her for about three years and she is one of my favorite tarantulas to own. She is extremely aggressive and will often "rear up" exposing her fangs when I put her food in her cage. While she is in defensive mode, you can literally hear her hissing at you and it is pretty terrifying. Some of my other tarantulas are not always interested in eating right away, but my OBT is always ready for food and sometimes eats 2 or 3 crickets at the same time!
Contributed by Virginia Loupe