red and black tarantula

Courtesy of Courtney Shock

Tarantulas are a classified in the Theraphosidae family of arachnids & are a fairly large spider that is very popular with invertebrate keepers. Some species of Tarantula can be very aggressive & have very potent venom. Make sure to see Invertebrate Interests authored by Lillie Nyte of Inverts Unlimited as well to get the latest tarantula captive care guides.