There's hair on my arms.

Tarantulas also have hair on their arms.

Is this the same type of hair?

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  • $\begingroup$ Arthropod hairs are called setae and are not homologous to human hairs. Each setae forms from a single cell called a trichogen. The hair follicles in mammals contain 20 different cell types and produce hairs made of keratin. Arthropod hairs are made of chitin rather than keratin. $\endgroup$ – Angela Pretorius Apr 20 '19 at 6:11

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