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Screen name: PinkPediPrincess
Species: Avicularia avicularia
Location: Treetops across South America
Height: 3-4 inches in body length
Body Type: fuzzy
Diet: various invertebrates and occasionally small vertebrates
I'm really good at
Jumping. When I get startled, my first reaction is to leap away, sometimes as far as 3 feet!
The first thing people usually notice about me
My perfect pedicure. No matter the season, my toes are a pretty pink.
On a typical Friday, you’ll find me
Chilling in my self-spun silk hammock, up in my favorite tree.
The most private thing I'm willing to share
Sometimes when someone really bothers me, I squirt poop at them (and I have really good aim).
By Anne Jones, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Zoo, National Museum of Natural History