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Tarantulas

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Rick West loves tarantulas and is a world expert on this large, hairy spider. His knowledge of tarantulas combines with closeup photography to provide insight into their habitats, physical characteristics, enemies, and mating habits. Contrary to popular opinion, no one has ever died from a tarantula's bite, though many have been uncomfortable.

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Runtime: 23 minutes 49 seconds

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    Anonymous (Colorado Springs, CO)
    May 18th, 2015 at 11:01 AM

    This video gave my students more information in reference to habitats and habits of arachnids.