Well I must say that this is something that I was not expecting at all. If you drop a tarantula it will explode and shatter. It hardly at all seems plausible that an animal that appears so soft and furry could be so delicate, but it is. So exactly what is it about this spider that makes it so delicate and fragile?
Tarantula’s hardly need an introduction. They are extremely large, hairy and venomous spiders. Of the over 900 species that span almost the entire globe, only a handful are dangerous. But that doesn’t mean that they aren’t fearsome. Some of the larger spiders can kill and consume animals such as birds, mice and small lizards. But despite this fearsome attitude, and ability to fight well above their weight, they have one huge Achilles heel. Their extremely fragile body.