Mexican red knee tarantula  By Georgia 4M
Description <ul><li>The Mexican red knee tarantula has a dark  </li></ul><ul><li>coloured body with orange patches on the ...
Food <ul><li>Tarantulas do not spin webs to catch food. The spider likes to eat insects, small frogs and lizards, and some...
Red knee habitat <ul><li>The Mexican Red Knee Tarantula is native to the deserts and rainforests of Mexico and Central Ame...
Red knees  web <ul><li>Red knees do not make webs to catch food. They like to stay on the ground and if danger occurs they...
Red knee life cycle <ul><li>Like other spiders , in order to grow they have to shed their exoskeleton. It is a progress ca...
Their bite – venom  <ul><li>Red Knees do not bite. They shoot hairs out the back of their body to protect from danger. It ...
Red knee facts <ul><li>Did you know that red knees can loose their legs? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you know that red knees are...
Websites <ul><li>Wikapidia –  www.wikipedia.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.spiders.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.redkneetarantulas....
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Mexican Red Knee Tarantula Presentation Georgia

  1. 1. Mexican red knee tarantula By Georgia 4M
  2. 2. Description <ul><li>The Mexican red knee tarantula has a dark </li></ul><ul><li>coloured body with orange patches on the joints of its legs; the second element of the legs [ the Trochanter ] is orange – red. Following moulting, the colours are more pronounced. The dark portion is very black, while the orange – red portions will be far more on the reddish side. An adult female has a body roughly 4 inches [10cm] long, with a leg span of 6-7 inches [15-18cm], and a weight of approximately 15 to 16 grams. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Food <ul><li>Tarantulas do not spin webs to catch food. The spider likes to eat insects, small frogs and lizards, and sometimes mice. The spider uses its’ fangs to inject venom. The front legs are used to hold its prey. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Red knee habitat <ul><li>The Mexican Red Knee Tarantula is native to the deserts and rainforests of Mexico and Central America. The spider makes its home by digging a burrow in the ground and lining it with spiders silk. Mexican Red Knee Tarantulas living in the wild dig similar burrows for a home. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Red knees web <ul><li>Red knees do not make webs to catch food. They like to stay on the ground and if danger occurs they run into their burrows for safety. </li></ul>hi%2C_urticating_hairs.jpg 180px-Brachypelma_smit
  6. 6. Red knee life cycle <ul><li>Like other spiders , in order to grow they have to shed their exoskeleton. It is a progress called moulting. Young tarantulas may do this several times a year, while full grown specimens will only moult once a year or sooner to replace lost legs. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Their bite – venom <ul><li>Red Knees do not bite. They shoot hairs out the back of their body to protect from danger. It will leave a nasty allergic reaction so you need to seek medical advice. But you live in Australia so you do not have to worry. Phew!! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Red knee facts <ul><li>Did you know that red knees can loose their legs? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you know that red knees are harmless to humans [SOMETIMES!] </li></ul><ul><li>Did you know that there are more than 800 species of tarantulas. That is about all the people in the school!! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Websites <ul><li>Wikapidia – www.wikipedia.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.spiders.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.redkneetarantulas.com </li></ul>

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