Spider – Framed
SPECIES Acanthoscurria juruenicola
FRAME 20x20xD5cm Made from recycled products.
Harmless to humans these large hairy spiders belong to the Theraphosidae family which comprises over 900 species. Living in burrows they mainly devour small insects. Some of the larger tarantulas have been known to kill large mice, birds, lizards and small snakes. They can only ingest food in a liquid form and usually coat the prey with digestive juices that liquefy to make them palatable.
The hairs on the tarantula are also used as a defence, as they easily break off once touched and cause irritation.