What has 2 000 hairs and it is black?
The Tarantula spider can be found in Asia, Africa, South America, North America, and Australia. They can also be found under rocks, trees, wood piles and underground and burrows. This spider lines its burrow with silk.
Tarantulas are a gentle creature. This spider has a long, large hairy body. The Tarantula is the size of a mans hand. It has two body parts and has two eyes. They can see very well. They have 8 legs and they have long legs too. Tarantulas have strong legs. They will bite and their bite is painful. They even live for 20 years.
They put their babies on their moms back. Tarantulas babies are called spiderlings.
The Tarantula eats beetles, bees, butterflies, small birds, flies, frogs, grasshoppers, ladybugs, mice, mites and other Tarantulas. They also eat scorpions.
Their enemies are scorpions, wasps and other spiders.
Other Interesting Facts
Only a few Tarantulas are dangerous. There are 37 000 different species of spiders.