White Striped Tarantula Framed - Acanthoscurria juruenicola


Species Name: Pamphobeteus antinous

Common Name: Tarantula

Origin: Peru

Size: 8" x 10" 3D Black Shadow Box frame

Tarantulas are some of the biggest spiders in the world and comprise a group of often hairy Most species of tarantulas are not dangerous to humans, and some species have become popular in the exotic pet trade.

Tarantulas sizes range from as small as a fingernail to as large as a dinner plate when the legs are fully extended. Depending on the species, the body length of tarantulas ranges from 2.5 to 10 centimetres (1 to 4 in), with leg spans of 8–30-centimetre (3–12 in). Leg span is determined by measuring from the tip of the back leg to the tip of the front leg on the opposite side. Some of the largest species of tarantula may weigh over 85 grams (3 oz); the largest of all, the goliath bird eater (Theraphosa blondi) from Venezuela and Brazil, has been reported to attain a weight of 150 grams (5.3 oz) and a leg-span of up to 30 centimetres (12 in), males being the longer and females greater in girth..

They are burrowers that live in the ground. The biggest tarantulas can kill animals as large as lizards, mice, birds and small snakes.

Tarantulas are becoming increasingly popular as pets and some species are readily available in captivity.