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Goliath Bird-Eating Spider (Theraphosa blondi) | Arachnid of the Order: Araneae

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The South American Goliath birdeater, also known as the largest spider in the world. Each of its eight arms can span up to nearly a foot in length, usually making them about the size of a puppy.

"Giant Bird-eating Spider" from the Tarantula family. Its leg span is 11-inches and has 1-inch long fangs. While the venom is not deadly to humans, it eats insects, frogs, mice, lizards, small bats and snakes. Since they have no teeth, they inject juices into their prey to break down the tissue so they can ingest their food.

Another specimen mounted and photographed by Andre de Kessel - "Cerambycid beetle (ca 25mm long, Coleoptera, Lamiinae, Cerambycidae; ID: ...) from the dense rain forest of Yangambi (DR Congo, November 2013, ethanol preserved)."

A aranha-caranguejeira Ravine é tão estranha que chega a ser engraçada. Encontrada na América do Norte, ela tem o abdome cortado, terminando numa espécie de tampa dura e tatuada. A aranha usa a parte traseira para fechar a entrada da toca, geralmente cavada na terra, protegendo-se de predadores

Cyclosternum fasciatum, commonly known as Costa Rican Tiger Rump, is a species of a new-world tarantula native to Costa Rica and Guatemala. This is a terrestrial species with a maximum legspan of 12 centimetres (4.7 in), which makes it a rather small tarantula species, yet it is one of the largest of its genus.

Golden orb weaver (Nephila sp.) freshly moulted

A large whip spider (Heterophrynus sp) from the Peruvian Amazon, detail of the spiky pedipals