Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches

Hissing cockroaches live in colonies with all ages and both sexes. Males tend to be larger than females and have a pair of horns on their head used to fight other males. When disturbed, this insect emits a loud hiss to startle potential predators. Hissing is also used in mating. The roach creates the sound by forcing air out of its abdominal air holes (called spiracles). The hiss is 90 decibels—equivalent to the sound made by a lawnmower or hair ...

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Mexican Red-Knee Tarantula

Meet chili, our Mexican Red-Knee Tarantula.

The docile Mexican red-knee tarantula is the most common spider used in movies due to its large size and beautiful coloration. A particularly striking tarantula, the Mexican red-knee has a dark brown body and legs, with orange-red leg joints. The ends of the legs can detect vibrations, smells and tastes, to help the tarantula locate prey and the opposite sex, although it also has a group of eight eyes on the top of the carapace

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