This informative post will be posted on Saturday along with my usual writing. You are invited to participate with the opening question.
Brain Teaser Question
What three letters can be rearranged to make 3 three-letter words?
(answer found at the end of this post)
One of most misunderstood arachnids of the wild kingdom is the tarantula. Arachnids include spiders, mites, ticks, scorpions, and a few other species. Their bodies consist of two parts: the cephalothorax in front and the abdomen behind. All have eight legs.
Here are some unique characteristics of the tarantula:
- Color: Gray to dark brown, some with red or orange markings.
- Description: Large, hairy spider with stout body and eight closely grouped eyes.
- Habitat: Hot deserts, grasslands, and rainforests.
- Diet: Insects and other bugs. Larger species eat lizards, birds, and mice.
Tarantulas are primarily active at night, and females may live up to 20 years. Some tarantulas live on the ground in burrows lined with silk, while others are arboreal (tree-dwelling). Despite what some of Hollywood’s older films depict, the bite of a tarantula is rarely fatal to humans.
Believe it or not: Tarantulas found in Central America and other rainforest areas have been known to hitch a ride with a bunch of bananas. Some even arriving in the United States and Europe, only to be discovered at wholesale produce distribution centers.
Answer to Brain Teaser Question
AET makes EAT, TEA, ATE
ATR makes ART, RAT, TAR
OTP makes OPT, TOP, POT
APT makes APT, PAT, TAP
REA makes EAR, ARE, ERA
AMR makes ARM, MAR, RAM
ONW makes WON, NOW, OWN