Kryll is a great desk buddy. I watched her move dirt for 20 minutes yesterday.
SHE PICKS IT UP IN HER LITTLE FANGS AND MOVES IT AUGH, SO CUTE
To people who see a picture of a pet tarantula and say “Kill it with fire!” because you don’t like spiders,
I don’t like dogs. How would you feel if I commented on a picture of your pet dog saying “Kill it with fire?” You’d be reasonably upset I presume.
But I don’t do that, because though I may…
Over 80% of the insects/spiders we encountered in the Yasuni National Reserve are unknown to science. This was one of them. This “tiger tarantula” is going through the lengthy process of being described by one of the biologists at the station. What a lovely looking animal.
I got to handle a tarantula for the first time ever at the Portland Metro Reptile Expo! Courtesy of South Sound Reptiles (I think)! I don’t remember the species. :c
As someone who’s handled lots of cockroaches and large(ish) beetles, I was expecting something scratchier and heavier, but they’re so light-footed and dainty, I couldn’t even believe how cute it was.
AS: thats a Chaco Golden Knee Tarantula! and yes they are so light you can barely feel them walking on you!
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This striking purple tarantula belongs to the genus Pamphobeteus (Theraphosidae), which comprises some of the largest spiders in the world.
Currently, there are ten species in the genus. They have neotropical distribution and most are voracious feeders and grow relatively fast, their appearance changing quite a lot as they grow.
Photo credit: ©Pablo Sebastián Padrón
Locality: Churute, Ecuador
The Diva in the dressing room before the shoot. My darling Ophelia <3
*Edit: I think the best part about this is I just put her on the set and she crawled up onto the vanity all by herself. All I did was slide the chair under her butt. She is just naturally a diva, I guess!
I had a tea party with Ophelia. She wanted to tip over the sugar jar. The bow is nice.