Regretfully, I have to announce that Merbet passed away in March 2006. He lived for approximately 6 years until sexual maturity, a normal lifespan for a male Mexican Red Knee Tarantula. Please enjoy this beautiful gallery created in his honor. There are numerous pictures of his fangs–possibly some of the best tarantula fang pictures I’ve ever seen–in addition to pictures of his enormous legspan, male emboli, and abdomen. While some of these pictures may be disturbing, please appreciate the incredible size (and beauty!) of the tarantula.  All of the pictures on this page are property of Roamingcattle.com. If you would like to use any of my pictures from this site, my molting site, or my pictures site, please contact me.