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Native California Tarantulas

by on December 30, 2010

Naturalist Katie Colbert introduces us to the amazing tarantulas that wander the interior hills of the Bay Area. These large spiders might seem scary, but really they’re pretty shy — and yet amazing to watch!

 Produced with production assistance from Daniel Okamura


Laturey Villegas on August 19th, 2014 at 11:01 am

Hi, my name is Latu, I am 11 years old. I have 6 tarantulas(3 females, 3 males). Ever since I was a toddler I have been fascinated in animals, especially snakes, spiders, and reptiles. I live with my parents on a farm, we have goats, chickens, rabbits, dogs, and I have the spiders. my parents love animals, we are true animal lovers. My dad has liked bugs since he was a child also(he was in the military for 24 years)and my mother likes bugs to. In the future I want to raise and sell them, also a rescue for reptiles people no longer want. I have done loads of research on spiders but I would appreciate some tips and knowledge from a professional. Could you identify a specie of tarantula if I send you a couple pictures. Thank you for your appreciation in this matter.

Respectfully Laturey Villegas

Eric Simons on August 19th, 2014 at 11:32 am

Hello Latu, Thank you for writing to us. We have a form that you can use to submit your photos of tarantulas, or anything else that you see, and we’ll find a professional to help you identify it. The form can be found here: http://baynature.org/ask-the-naturalist/ Cheers, Eric Simons

Laturey Villegas on August 20th, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Thank you. I appreciate the help you have given me.

Laturey Villegas on August 20th, 2014 at 4:33 pm

I also have another question, when I send the picture can you tell me how to pronounce they spider. Thanks.

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