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Tarantula Spider Gallery

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Choose from 32 pictures in our Tarantula Spider collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


ANZ-918 Tarantula spider - close-up of face Featured Tarantula Spider Print

ANZ-918 Tarantula spider - close-up of face

ANZ-918
Tarantula spider - close-up of face
South Tuva, Russia
Trochosa singoriensis
Andrey Zvoznikov
Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

© Andrey Zvoznikov/ardea.com

Anatomy, Arachnid, Arachnids, Eye, Eyes, Face, Faces, Head, Heads, Russia, Russian, Single, Spider, Spiders, Tarantula, Tarantulas, Wild Life

Urticating Hair of Tarantula Spider (SEM) Featured Tarantula Spider Print

Urticating Hair of Tarantula Spider (SEM)

Urticating hair. Scanning electron micrographs (SEM) of the urticating hair of the Mexican Red Knee Tarantula (Brachypelma smithi). Some of the new world" tarantulas have two major defence systems, the obvious being venom but also they have special hairs on their opisthosoma or abdomen known as urticating hairs. When in fear of attack, they will rub their hind legs against their abdomen flicking the hairs at the enemy. The tiny hairs or bristles get into the skin and mucous membranes of the attacker and can cause much irritation and even edema which is sometimes fatal. Studies on these special bristles indicate that they cause both mechanical and chemical harm to the membranes and skin. After kicking off the hairs, the tarantula will have a bald patch on its abdomen. The hairs will not grow back but will be replaced when the spider next moults. Magnification x2910 (x720 at 10cm wide)."

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