Here’s a fun fact to chew on while planning your next vacation: the southwestern United States is brimming with tarantula diversity. Today in the journal ZooKeys, biologists describe 14 previously unknown species of tarantulas living in the American Southwest, including Aphonopelma johnnycashi. Country music legend…
A very particular shade of blue hair has evolved independently on eight separate occasions and in at least three different ways in tarantulas, a new study finds. And scientists are having a hell of a time figuring out why.
Apologies if you suffer from arachnophobia, and did not expect a picture of a tarantula to ever appear on Gizmodo. Sky seemingly thinks the only way to cure a fear of spiders is to show them some—in 3DTV.