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    • Arachnid Anatomy!by Learn NC Ages: 7 - 10A lesson plan for grade 2, Science. This lesson is part of a science unit entitled “Spiders: Fact and Fiction.” During this lesson, learning will focus on specific body anatomy, functions and distinguishing characteristics of spiders.Subjects: lesson plan, theme, worksheet, vocabulary, spiders, craft

    • Insect or Arachnid?by Crayola Ages: 6 - 13Do tiny creatures that creep, crawl, buzz, and fly around your head bug you? Use Crayola Dry-Erase Markers to demonstrate your insect-elligence. Notice that spiders have two body parts and insects have three.Subjects: lesson plan, theme, worksheet, insect, spiders, activity

    • Spiders EEK!by Tooter 4 Kids Ages: 9 - 16Spiders usually have six fingerlike silk glands called spinnerets located beneath their abdomen. The silk comes from inside the spider's body as a liquid, thicker than water. When a spider wants to make a web, it squeezes the silk...Subjects: poetry, worksheet, quiz, vocabulary, facts, life cycle

    • An Introduction To Tarantulas And Scorpionsby Martin Overton Ages: 7+The name tarantula comes from a real spider that is found in southern Italy, it lives mainly in an area around the town of Taranto. In fact the real tarantula is distantly related to the other spiders that share its name.Subjects: tarantulas, spiders, scorpions, photos, downloads, games, links

    • Facts and More Facts About Types of Spidersby Tooter 4 Kids Ages: 14+Spiders are invertebrates, which means they don't have backbones. These small creatures help plants reproduce by pollinating them. They also help recycle dead trees and animals back into the earth. Subjects: opiliones, fangs, venom, tarantula, skeleton, garden

    • Tarantula Photo Galleryby Kelly Swift Ages: 5+This list of tarantulas is by far an incomplete list, and will continue to grow as time goes on. Also names and identifications are subject to change if found to be inaccurate. All scientific taxonomy are found at The World Spider Catalog.Subjects: identification, Dessert Blond, Rio Grande Gold, images, pictures, graphics

    • Tarantula Factsby Robert McCoin Ages: 10 - 18Crickets and grasshoppers are a staple food supply for most American tarantula. For spiderlings, give them freshly killed crickets grass hoppers or most insects (smashed). Do not be alarmed if after first hatch spiderlings are eaten by other spiderlings.Subjects: organs, spinnerets, segments, tibia, molting, basic care

    • Tarantulasby Enchanted Learning Ages: 9+The greatest concentration of tarantulas is in South America. There are about 300 species of tarantulas. The biggest tarantula is Pseudotherathosa apophysis, which has a leg span of about 13 inches (33 cm). These arachnids have a very long life span...Subjects: tarantulas, printouts, habitat, diet, anatomy

    • Fact Sheet Goliath Bird-Eating Tarantula - National Zoo Fonzby Smithsonian National Zoological Park Ages: 8 - 18A tarantula’s venom, including that of the Goliath, is usually not lethal to humans, although the Goliath’s bite with its one-inch-long fangs can cause severe pain, nausea, and profuse sweating. The Goliath bird-eating tarantula makes noise...Subjects: invertebrates, facts, photos, science, exhibit, venom

    • Bird Spidersby Rick C. West, Arachnologist Ages: 9+Rick West is one of the leading experts on tarantulas in the world. Rick is the author of many scientific and non-scientific publications on tarantulas.Subjects: database, photo gallery, expert, scientific, images

    • Tarantulas - Aphonopelma hentzi (WhoZoo)by Brook Salazar Ages: 10 - 19Tarantulas are solitary animals and can live up to 30 years. They are nocturnal hunters and are generally nonagressive. Moreover, they can live in burrows that are 2 feet deep. This species (Aphonopelma) has the longest life span of any other spider. Subjects: tarantulas, range, habitat, description, information

    • Darla Kay's Spidersby Darla Kay Ages: 12+ The arachnids in the picture are not spiders, they are solpugids and they have no venom. They eat roly-poly bugs, crickets, and scorpions. And they aren't just in Iraq; they are found in deserts. There are some in the southwest U.S. Subjects: links, Camel Spiders, hoax, identify, Brown Recluse

    • British Tarantula Societyby Angela Hale Ages: 15+The aim of the British Tarantula Society is to promote and encourage the responsible husbandry, research, captive breeding, conservation and general knowledge of theraphosids, scorpions and associated fauna.Subjects: resources, membership, UK, exhibits, events, expert

    • The Spider's Parlour -- Tarantula Factsby Museum Victoria Ages: 10 - 19There are about 800 species of Tarantulas world wide and they come from places such as North, Central and South America, Africa and the Middle East. One pair of tarantulas can produce as many as 300 young at a time.Subjects: tarantula, facts, quarantine, species, origination

    • Final Lab Packet - Tarantulas & Climateby Allison Mouch Ages: 13 - 19This lab is set up to research and observe two different tarantula species (Pink Salmon Brazilian Birdeater- Lasiodora parahybana and California Ebony-Aphonopelma eutylnum) and their reaction to the environment around them in varying climates.Subjects: lab, research, observe, species, methods, data

    • American Tarantula Society Headquartersby Wade Harrell Ages: 15+The ATS, established in 1991, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering education about tarantulas and other arachnids. A cooperative effort, our membership includes everyone from professional arachnologists to kids of all ages. Subjects: tarantula, arthropads, articles, downloads, links, interest

    • Tarantulas - Genus Aphonopelma (DesertUSA)by Jay Sharp Ages: 12+Fearsome looking, the tarantulas – diverse and the largest of the spiders – hold a place in the folklore of cultures across the world. Surprisingly, they also become novel and treasured pets in the homes of some people. Subjects: tarantulas, videos, appearance, anatomy, habitat, life cycle

    • The Snake Galleryby The Tarantulas Burrow Ages: 10+Under 6 ft. long, in African savannahs; rapid onset of nausea and dizziness, often followed by slight recovery and then sudden death from internal hemorrhaging; bites rare, mortality high; antivenom. Subjects: image, gallery, identification, snakes, index

    • The Tarantula's Burrowby Martin Overton Ages: 10+What does Arachnophiliac mean? If it has eight legs (Tarantula or Other Spider, Scorpion or Other Arachnid) or no legs (Snakes or Snails), then you will find something about it here.Subjects: science, tarantulas, spiders, scorpions, snakes, snails

    • Pangea Spiders - Calgary Atavarby Stanley A. Schultz and Marguerite J. Schultz Ages: 13+In spite of what you may have been told, caring for tarantulas is not as simple as turning on a TV! There are over 900 species of tarantulas described by science, and perhaps again that many still waiting to be discovered or described.Subjects: spiders, history, description, biology, husbandry, sources, references

    • Tarantula Dreamsby Michael Howell Ages: 10+Hello and welcome!! This page deals mostly with the care and setup of the 8 species of tarantula that I currently own, I try to mimic their natural habitat in the wild as close as possible, but more on the special setups later.Subjects: tarantulas, species, housing, humidity, prey, temperment

    • The Desert Wild Tarantula Factsby Brooke Bessesen Ages: 11 - 17Body: 2-2 3/4" in length, Leg span: up to 4". After their final molt, males have smaller abdomens, longer legs and darker coloring, plus "hooks" on each front leg called mating spurs. Subjects: desert tarantula, size, diet, range, behavior, socialization