by Wouter, Alexander & Alex

When they are babies they are small but they grow large as adults. Tarantula can weigh 1-3 oz. They are 1-5 inches long.  Tarantulas have hairy bodies and legs and they can be tan, reddish brown, dark brown or black. They live in dry, well drained soil. In the United States they live in drier areas. In other parts of the world they are often found in rainforests and other wet places. In the United States they are mostly dark colors other species can be red, green, golden, blue, tiger striped, or other brilliant colors. Tarantulas are not web weavers. These spiders are very fast and can crawl across floors and walls at amazing speed. Tarantulas hiss and rub fangs together to make an impressive display. The biggest spider in the United States has a very big name tarantula. 

Picture of a tarantula



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