Visual Encyclopedia

Tarantula

Tarantulas comprise a group of large and often hairy arachnids belonging to the Theraphosidae family of spiders, of which about 900 species have been identified. This article only describes members of the Theraphosidae, although some other members of the same infraorder (Mygalomorphae) are commonly referred to as "tarantulas". Some species have become popular in the exotic pet trade. New World species kept as pets have urticating hairs that can cause irritation to the skin and, in extreme cases, damage to eyes.

The description above is licensed from Wikipedia under the Creative Commons license.

Add an image or video to this topic

No signin required

or

Processing...

Cancel

Best posts about this topic

Loading . . .

Ad

My Orange Bitey Thing

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

What is Sussle?

Sussle is the first, open visual encyclopedia. Anyone can use it.

What's a visual encylopedia?

It has beautiful images and viral videos that are way more fun than reading all the text in traditional encyclopedias.

5 reasons you should add your own images and videos:

  1. If you found Sussle interesting, then give back by adding something interesting for others.
  2. Help others learn in a fun way.
  3. Make someone else interested in this topic laugh or say wow!
  4. Become internet-famous as people like and share your post.
  5. It's super easy, so it won't take more than a minute.

Ready to start?

Just click on the red module above.