Lecture: Tarantulas and Other Many-legged Critters of the Night

tarantula-300x230.jpgDid you know that in the evenings, male tarantulas wander around in search of food and females? They only live for about 1 year. Female tarantulas dig deep burrows in the ground and remain there, waiting for crickets and other insects to walk by and become dinner. They live for 20 years! Their relatives, the trap-door spiders, live in burrows in the ground. Some species build a hinged door over their burrow, and spring up when an insect walks across it. Black widow spiders mostly come out at night. When an insect gets stuck in its web, the spider rolls it up in silk, waits for it to quiet down, then bites and injects its venom. Soon after, the spider feeds on its dinner.

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August 15, 2014 at 7pm - 8:30pm
RMV Presentation Center
28811 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
United States
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