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Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Friday October 6, 2017, 7:57 pm
Why did the tarantula cross the road? Well, no, not just to get to the other side. Fall in the desert is the time of year when male tarantulas go on a “march” to seek out females

It’s not that they particularly look for roads to cross, but because there are so many of them in such a large expanse of territory, there are bound to be some of them that come across roads. (Some of them can cover 50 miles in their lusty trek.) So it follows that driving along roads is where you’re most likely to see them. And the fall march can be a sight to behold, depending on the population. The populations seem to follow a boom and bust cycle, depending on the weather and the food availability. The number of males may be greatly diminished if the rains have been space.

Read states more effected by marching tarantulas this year and more on site.

Please note, comment, and forward.

This is my first "Halloween" scary scientific fact...there will be more.

Boo and Happy Halloween, Happy Autumn.


Animae C (507)
Friday October 6, 2017, 7:58 pm
Arggghhhh..... yes do no harm & i don't but i don't have to like them!!!

i won't thank you for that Fiona *shudder* : ))

MmAway M (514)
Friday October 6, 2017, 8:17 pm
More scary dreams dear Fiona??? Oh My!

Judy C (91)
Friday October 6, 2017, 8:33 pm
It sounds like the females definitely win the battle of the tarantula sexes. I really like spiders, although I would certainly avoid the poisonous ones. Even though tarantulas are not poisonous, the article said its bite is painful. Thanks Fiona.

Paolo Demofonti (69)
Friday October 6, 2017, 9:21 pm
« Cherchez la femme ! »

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 7, 2017, 3:57 am
Agree with Animae! I wouldn't hurt 'em but I sure do avoid 'em!

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 7, 2017, 4:25 am
I'm really glad to not have to deal with them! I once had one within a pot of a Yucca-Palm, which I bought and it came out as I wanted to change the pot - this experience was enough for me for my whole life...

. (0)
Saturday October 7, 2017, 5:11 am
Good grief.👍

fly bird (26)
Saturday October 7, 2017, 1:30 pm
agree with Paolo. lol

Lenore K (0)
Saturday October 7, 2017, 6:01 pm

Janet B (0)
Saturday October 7, 2017, 7:31 pm

Danuta W (1251)
Sunday October 8, 2017, 2:51 am

Peggy B (43)
Sunday October 8, 2017, 8:41 am
The highways have stains on roadways where they cross and get squashed. :(

Joette B (0)
Tuesday October 10, 2017, 9:11 pm
they are cool! good info THANK YOU!
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