Tarantula tidbits

Tarantula Tidbits

  • They have eight eyes, but scientists are not sure how well they see.
  • They have bristles, not hair, that give them a lot of information about what is happening around them.
  • At the end of each of a tarantula’s eight legs are two retractable claws, similar to those in a cat, that they use for mobility.
  • Since tarantulas are arthropods, they must molt in order to grow. When they molt, they often change color and grow exceedingly large.