Information about the King Baboon Tarantula:
The King Baboon Tarantula native to the scrublands and grasslands of East Africa. It grows to about 9 inches (20 cm) in leg span. As a burrowing species, the back legs are very thick and used for digging burrows. It is popular among tarantula collectors but is highly aggressive and not suitable for beginners. They also have very strong venom (although none of the tarantulas is known to have a bite that is deadly to humans); a bite from a juvinile of this species caused sharp pain and strong hallucinations and the place of the bite remained itchy for five days. It puts silk at the burrows entrance to detect vibrations. These spiders hunt beetles, cockroaches, and other spiders, although they can kill mice, lizards, snakes, and birds. Like all old world spiders, the king baboon tarantula has no urticating hairs, and can be very defensive. When provoked, they rear up, and strike down repeatedly. This is one of only a few Theraphosid spiders that can stridulate as a major defense mechanism.
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