Kids Science

Newfound ‘bambootula’ spider lives inside bamboo stems

March 4, 2022

Meet “bambootula.” This newfound tarantula lives in northern Thailand. It gets its nickname from the bamboo stems where it makes a home.

This spider is a member of a genus — a group of related species — that scientists had never seen before. Its discoverers say it’s the first time in 104 years that anyone has turned up a new genus of tarantula in Asia …

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