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Desert Blonde Tarantula

Aphonopelma chalcodes

Range

  • Mexico and Southwest America

Habitat

  • Desert

Diet

  • Insects

These tarantulas don’t begin searching for a mate until the age of 10. After mating, the female will try to eat the male.

As burrowing spiders, they dig a hole and place webbing across the entrance to hide during the day. This burrow also provides shelter during the winter when the spiders lay dormant and survive off of stored fat.

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