• Desert Tarantulas are typically docile, and not aggressive towards humans.
  • These tarantulas will bite a human if provoked.
  • When attacked, the desert tarantula will scrape hairs off its abdomen, throwing them in its attacker’s nose and eyes to irritate. This is a defense mechanism of many species of tarantula.
  • The desert tarantula does have fangs, and at maturity they are approximately 6 mm long. The venom from these spiders is considered poisonous, but not deadly.
  • Although many describe a tarantula bite as feeling like a bee sting, it’s wise to seek medical attention, in case of allergic reaction.