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Native California Tarantulas

December 30, 2010 by Rick Bacigalupi

Naturalist Katie Colbert introduces us to the amazing tarantulas that wander the interior hills of the Bay Area. These large ...


Tarantula Trekking

July 01, 2010 by Aleta George

Come fall, the male tarantulas get restless and go looking for a mate. Look carefully, and you just might see some of the action.

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Tarantula Trekking

September 12, 2008 by Kate Brittain

Whether you're cautiously curious or already avid, autumn is the time to go tarantula-spotting in the Bay Area. It's mating season for the hairy critters, and, accordingly, the males are venturing forth from the ground in search of potential partners, who coyly await their suitors on their burrows' "doorsteps," and try to eat them after the fact.

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Falling for Spiders and Termites

October 01, 2006 by Mike Koslosky

Things begin rumbling about now. Storm clouds pile up along the outer Coast Ranges, the winds shift and come out of the south, days get shorter, and the air gets colder. We all know what's coming: the rainy season. Termites and spiders know it too, and they're getting busy.

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