Mexican redknee tarantula

Mexican redknee tarantula

One of the best known species of spiders, often kept as pets. Its bite is not fatal for humans.

Biology

Keywords

tarantula, spider, North America, Mexico, chelicera, opisthosoma, prosoma, moulting, soil-dwelling, breeding, prey, pet, chitin, arthropod, arachnids, animal, predator, arthropods, biology

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Mexican redknee tarantula

Feeding

Anatomy

  • chitine hair
  • chelicera - An organ used to catch prey. Venom glands are attached to it. Spiders pump digestive enzymes from the mid-gut into the prey and then suck out the liquefied tissues. This is called external digestion. Tarantula bites are painful but usually not fatal to humans.
  • abdomen
  • 4 pairs of legs - Arachnids have four pairs of these.
  • prosoma - The head and the thorax fused together.
  • pedipalp - It has evolved from the legs. It contains mechanical and chemical receptors.
  • Length: 10-13 cm
  • Leg-span: 14-17 cm

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