Did you know?
Tarantulas can go up to two years between meals! When food sources are scarce, tarantulas are able to slow their metabolism to conserve energy until their next meal.
Sketch and fact contributed by Allison Lau
Source: Philip, B. N., & Shillington, C. (2010). The effect of prey availability on metabolism and activity in the tarantula Phormictopus cancerides. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 88(1), 90-98.
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