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Tarantula’s Pervasiveness Traced Back to the Cretaceous Period – SciTechDaily

Tarantulas are among the most notorious spiders, due in part to their size, vibrant colors, and prevalence throughout the world. But one thing most people don’t…

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Tarantulas are among the most notorious spiders, due in part to their size, vibrant colors, and prevalence throughout the world. But one thing most people don’t know is that tarantulas are homebodies. Females and their young rarely leave their burrows and only mature males will wander to seek out a mate. How then did such a sedentary spider come to inhabit six out of seven continents?
An international team of researchers, including Carnegie Mellon University’s Saoirse Foley, set out on an ancestry.com-like…

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