Some facts about tarantulas are that they don’t catch prey with webs, they defend themselves by throwing tiny hairs and they can regrow their legs. In some cases, tarantulas can grow to be 10 inches long. More »

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Some facts include: islands can be created by volcanic explosions, the largest island in the world is Greenland and Rhode Island is not a true island. The size of islands are constantly changing due to tides of the ocean... More »

The most remarkable part of the duck-billed platypus is its nose, which resembles a duck's bill. However, it isn't hard like a duck's bill, but soft and leathery. The bill is quite sensitive to touch and helps the platyp... More »

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There are more than 37,000 species of spiders worldwide, but they all share the same basic features, including eight legs, two body segments (the cephalothorax and abdomen), an exoskeleton, silk glands and fangs. They be... More »

At least 32 species of spiders are known in the state of Georgia, including grass spiders, southern house spiders, black and yellow garden spiders, and orchard orb weavers, all of which spin webs to catch their prey. Oth... More »

Tarantulas spin webs, but they don't use them to trap their prey like many other spiders do. Instead, they live in them and use them for mating and molting purposes. More »

Most tarantulas can jump a few inches and typically pounce forward horizontally to catch prey, rather than leaping vertically. Some arboreal and tree-climbing species can jump farther, such as the Antilles pinktoe tarant... More »