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skeletal system

Bird Bones

One of the important ways that we learn about anatomy is by dissection. The word "dissection: may make you think of dead frogs in bottles of preservative, but you probably dissect things frequently. You just don't think of it as dissection. Instead, you think of it as dinner.


Matilda, my pet Brazilian Salmon Pink Bird Eating Spider has stopped eating, and her abdomen has turned black. Why am I not worried?


Tarantula and molts
This is my pet spider Matilda, and her molted exoskeletons, so you can see how much she grows with each molt. For scale, each plastic dish is 3.5 inches (8.89 cm) across. Without looking it up, how large do you think this spider (Lasiodora parahybana) can get?