Advertisement Hi all, was thinking of this thread for a while now, figured it might be fun. Maybe something for newer keepers to follow. Want to try to give out at least one fact a day from myself, others are of course welcome to contribute. Maybe one for beginners, one for intermediate, and one for advanced keepers, if I remember. Alot might end up being interchangeable however.. 1. Tarantulas basically can not drown. They can literally walk/swim over water. Some genera, like the baboon genus Hysterocrates, are known to actually dive under water and catch prey. 2. A tarantula is in no danger if it is bleeding from one of its legs. Or even if it completely loses a leg. If a leg is in the way, a tarantula will self amputate and move on with its life. The wound will close on its own from a sphincter, located on the "coxa", or beginning of the leg. The wounds on the carapace and abdomen are much more severe however. I have had a specimen with a small abdomen wound. The wound closed by itself within a day. 3. There is no evidence to support that Megaphobema and certain Poecilotheria need cooler temperatures to thrive. Many experienced keepers report no incidents with the normal temps range. (70+, usually even higher) I have raised Highland subfusca with no problems, and rufilata as well. My M. robustum has been doing fine for the last year as well. *Note* I can only speak for robustum, I have not owned other Megaphobema. But I doubt it would be different.