Not at all the creatures from horror movies as we have been led to believe, tarantulas are actually shy, nocturnal creatures who seldom venture far from their burrows (except for males seeking females during mating season)! Of the over 850 species worldwide, only a few have a bite any more dangerous to most than a bee sting! Cockroaches are among the most primitive winged insects living today, around since the time of the dinosaurs! There are approximately 4,600 species of roaches – though only about 30 are associated with human habitats.
This pair really gets around! “The Last Tango” has participated in the following shows:
The 2011 Artists For Conservation Foundation annual show, “The Art of Conservation“; the 2011 Artists For Conservation Tour, which opened at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona. Then, it did a stint with the 2011 American Women Artists annual show, also opening at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona. In 2013, it was selected by the new organization, Rocky Mountain Animal Artists Group, for their first annual show held at The Wildlife Experience Museum, in Parker (Denver), Colorado.
This piece was originally a commissioned piece for Na “Aina Kai Sculpture and Botanical Gardens,on Kauai, Hawaii, as part of their Native American Navajo Village, and placed inside a small cave of the red-rock escarpment, where it is a great hit with visiting children!