Nearly 1,000 Species Are Known to Science

The Word 'Tarantula' Has a Strange Origin

Some Fling Barbed Bristles as Weapons

They're 'Hairy,' but That Isn't Really Hair

Some Tarantulas Can Live for 30 Years

They Pose Very Little Danger to People

Some Tarantulas Prey on Small Vertebrates

They're Hunted by Wasps Called Tarantula Hawks