Tarantulas grow to be 3 to 4 inches in length. Females have lighter shades of brown and tan hair, while males have shades of black and red hair.
Typically lives in burrows in the ground. Can also be found between logs, under rocks and other small crevices. Females live up to 25 years.
Tarantulas feed on insects, scorpions, lizards, and other spiders.
These arachnids can lay up to 300 eggs. Surviving young stay in their burrow for 7 weeks before leaving.
Despite many people's fears - tarantulas are not dangerous to humans. They are very docile and likely won't bite anything bigger than they are.