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Tarantula Photos

Genus Aphonopelma

Pictures of Tarantulas by Kenton Elliott at Calico.

Tarantula Photo

A series of photographs of tarantulas mating by Kenton Elliott.

Tarantula Photo


Tarantula Photo


Tarantula Photo


Tarantula Photo

Common Questions About Tarantulas

Are tarantulas poisonous?
What should I do if a tarantula bites me?
How can I keep tarantulas out of my home and yard?
Tarantula Appearance, Anatomy, Habitat and Prey
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Tarantula model
Great American Southwest 3D puzzle Tarantula model.

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Fire Ants
Harvester Ants
Velvet Ants

Carpenter Bee
Killer Bees

Blister Beetle
Pinacate beetle (Stinkbugs)

Western Tiger Swallowtail
Western Admiral
Viceroy Butterfly

Black Widow Spiders
Brown Recluse Spider
Wolf Spider

Flying Insects
Assassin Bug
Praying Mantis
Sphinx Moth
Tarantula Hawks

Misc. Insects

Ochineal Scale (Crimson)


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The Black Widow SpiderView Video about The Black Widow Spider. The female black widow spider is the most venomous spider in North America, but it seldom causes death to humans, because it only injects a very small amount of poison when it bites. Click here to view video.

The Bobcat

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Despite its pussycat appearance when seen in repose, the bobcat is quite fierce and is equipped to kill animals as large as deer. However, food habit studies have shown bobcats subsist on a diet of rabbits, ground squirrels, mice, pocket gophers and wood rats. Join us as we watch this sleepy bobcat show his teeth.

Mountain Lion

The Mountain Lion
The Mountain Lion, also known as the Cougar, Panther or Puma, is the most widely distributed cat in the Americas. It is unspotted -- tawny-colored above overlaid with buff below. It has a small head and small, rounded, black-tipped ears. Watch one in this video.


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