I know tarantula dads shouldn't have favorites, but Banshee(Heteroscodra maculata 0.1.0) is definitely up there!
This is only the second time we have sighted her since we bought her. Always a stunning sight - that sheet white ghost color with the indistinguishable baboon patterns.
As cool as this tarantula is though, it is the POSTER CHILD for NoPettingZoo. Heteroscodra maculata possesses the most potent venom of any tarantula species on the planet. Coupled with their venom, they are a very fast, skittish species. Extreme care and precautions must be taken during all maintenance and feeding. If bitten, don't panic and hurt the spider. Remain calm and put the tarantula back in its enclosure. Then hurry to your nearest hospital, as this venom can cause muscle spasms and heart arythmia.
NOT A BEGINNER SPECIES!!! #tarantulas #tarantulasofinstagram #oldworld #exoticpets #inverts