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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Red Knee Tarantula


Beauty Of Animal | Red Knee Tarantula | The red knee tarantula (also known as the red-kneed tarantula) is a type of burrowing tarantula that inhabits the pacific mountains of Mexico. The Red Knee tarantula is found in Mexico, south-western United States and Panama. 
 
The red knee tarantula typically grows to around 20cm in length but some red knee tarantula individuals have known to become much bigger.The female red knee tarantula is often bigger than the male red knee tarantula and the female red knee tarantula also tends to be more aggressive.
Female red knee tarantulas tend to live longer than the smaller male red knee tarantula due to the fact that they have a more fierce temperament. The red knee tarantula mainly eats insects along with small mammals, birds and reptiles that fall into the burrow where the red knee tarantula is hiding. 
 
Due to the relatively small size of the red knee tarantula, the red knee tarantula has many predators across Central America. The red knee tarantula babies hatch out of their eggs in about a month and it takes the red knee tarantula babies nearly a year to reach adulthood.
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