- 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.
Learn more about Dr. Galiffa’s tarantulas at behrendblog.com.