Originally uploaded by loobles2002
We know that male tarantulas don't live very long and yesterday Diego (who was originally Dolly) curled up and snuffed it. He was a Pink Zebra Beauty and the only tarantula we ever handled - he was handled as a spiderling and therefore accepting of the experience. It has been sad watching his fruitless search for sex - slowly getting thinner and weaker - but that is the nature of the beast. He was a great hunter and an entertaining spider and although I don' t love the spiders quite in the way I love the furry friends - I will miss him.