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The Pet Tarantula is a members-only land pet that was originally the October 2012 Monthly Member Gift. It was later re-released in the Diamond Shop starting during October 2013. It has since become a seasonal pet that can be purchased every year around the Night of the Phantoms. It was released again on October 1, 2020, as part of the Chilling Black Cat Bundle and was later sold separately.
The Tarantula has the obvious eight legs with four on each side and a slight bend in each. Its torso is round, similar to that of a sphere, whereas the head is a small cylinder shape. The size and texture of the Tarantula's torso can be changed when buying your pet. This pet has four eyes instead of just two and can be changed to be in different places on the head.
It spins a web and begins to flip and hop on the web as if it were a trampoline. When the owner walks into a source of water, the tarantula hangs from a web in the sky to avoid the water.
It sits facing the way the player's animal is facing.
It throws up a plush fly, catches it, and repeats.
It stands on its four legs, the other four going up and down. Similar to the slang: "raising the roof"
The same as its stand, but hunched down and eyes closed.
Like all other pets, once a tarantula is obtained, additional tarantulas can be purchased for only 400 Gems.
There was a glitch in June 2015 that allowed pet tarantulas to be purchased from the pet maker for just 400 Gems, even if the player had not previously obtained one. This glitch has since then been fixed.
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The Tarantula received as a Monthly Member Gift.
The Tarantulas advertised in the Daily Explorer.
The tarantulas advertised in Jam-A-Grams sent from AJHQ.
The Tarantula seen in the pet purchase menu.
The Pet Tarantulas are mentioned in the Jamaa Journal nearing the Night of the Phantoms.