One of Garrett’s Mexican Red-knee Tarantulas

I bought two of these for Garrett this past summer after he was totally fixated on Monster Bug Wars on the Science Channel.
I am really scared of spiders (always have been) but I bought them anyway. They were the size of tic-tacs when I received them and very pink and small.
This spider had its two right front legs broken off by me by accident when it tried to scurry away the night we received them.
It has molted about five times and the legs grew back slowly starting at about molt #3. Both are about the size of a quarter already and they are growing on me.
They don’t bite but this one does flick its itchy barbed hairs at me from the top of its abdomen.
Here is a pic from tonight.

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