On July 17, 1920, Mr. Robert Clark of Gilbert, Iowa presented the writer with a live female tarantula which he found in a bunch of bananas in his grocery store. He believed that the specimen must have been in hiding for several weeks prior to its capture as it was not observed until the last bananas were removed. A battery jar, with sand in the bottom, in the writer's home, served as a cage for the fifteen months the creature remained in captivity.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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"Observation on the Habits of a Tarantula in Captivity,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 29(1), 187-189.
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