tarantulas for sale - reply

Robin Leech robinl at NAIT.AB.CA
Fri Aug 4 17:20:49 CDT 1995

If by "American" you include North and South America, then yes,
collectors do have an impact on Theraphosidae.  Witness EURYPELMA SMITHI,
the Mexican Red-Legged (or Red-Kneed) tarantual, the only spider listed

In the U.S. of A., in Texas in particular, I believe that more members of
this family are lost by being squished on the highways than collectors
ever thought of collecting.

Robin Leech

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