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Fun Facts?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Mitchel, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. ThorsCarapace22

    ThorsCarapace22 Arachnosquire Active Member

    Man whats up with all the final destination deaths? The choking is the best :hilarious:

    Drops cricket
    Bends over to pick it up
    Bumps shelf
    Enclosure lands on head

    ...cricket crawls in mouth and he chokes to death

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  2. CommanderBacon

    CommanderBacon Arachnosquire Active Member

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  3. Derivative

    Derivative Arachnosquire

    Female tarantulas live longer than AntiVax kids.
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  4. AphonopelmaTX

    AphonopelmaTX Moderator Staff Member

    Here are some fun tarantula taxonomy facts...

    The most speciose subfamily is the Theraphosinae with 522 species or 54% of the family Theraphosidae.
    The least speciose subfamily is the Selenogyrinae with 7 species or < 1% of the family Theraphosidae.

    The scientist who described the most tarantula species is Reginald Pocock of England with 98 species. Second place goes to Eugene Simon of France with 89 species.

    The year with the most tarantula species described is 1897 with 38; tied for second is 1903 and 2016 with 34.
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  5. Tim Benzedrine

    Tim Benzedrine Prankster Possum Old Timer

    If you laid all of the T. blondi moults from end to end... man, would you itch.
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  6. Dennis Nedry

    Dennis Nedry Arachnolord Active Member

    The large tropical NW terrestrials are in fact a highly derived form of walking stomach
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