Here at the park we have 4 species of tarantula. Chilean Rose, Curly Haired, Mexican Red Knee, and Salmon Pink.
All tarantulas are covered in fine hairs, which they can use as a defence mechanism. They loosen those hairs, by rubbing their hind legs against their abdomen and then flick them backwards. If hairs get on the body, they cause irritation and if flicked in eyes can even cause temporary blindness.
No tarantula bites are deadly to humans unless they have an allergic reaction. If held on a flat hand, they are not able to bite as their fangs point backwards! Tarantulas do not make webs like our garden spiders but tend to lay webbing along the floor.