Aviculariinae Tarantulas

Avicularia means “bird eater” in Latin due to an early misconception about a tarantula’s preferred diet, but it may as well mean “flat-footed-spider-with-something-odd-about-its-urticating-hair” due to the characteristics of some members of this subfamily. Subfaily: Aviculariinae For example, take the members of the Avicularia genus:  They are tropical arboreal spiders common from the Caribbean to South…

Emerald Skeleton Tarantula

Emerald Skeleton Tarantula (Ephebopus uatuman) This spider has a somewhat inappropriate “common name”, as the emerald sheen about the carapace and the greenish tint to the anterior dorsal side of the abdomen fade quite quickly after a molt. Likewise, the “skeleton” stripes are not evident unlike the Ephebopus murinus spcies. Most of the time, they…