The biggest spider in the world weighs like a dog before he even interesting?

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The biggest spider in the world weighs like a dog before he even interesting?

tarantulas themselves are divided into several varieties, but in General similar to each other

To date, scientists know of about 42 thousand species of spiders. Many of them are very small and do not represent for people particularly at risk. With all this, there are larger species, whose bites can be fatal. But the most recognizable spiders, perhaps, is the spiders (Theraphosidae), who inhabit almost every continent except Antarctica. This is one of the most amazing arthropods creatures in the world, because they have very large bodies, painful bite and can dissolve their hair through the air to the enemies his eyes watered. In General, about those spiders you can learn a lot than we now do.

Photo of the biggest spider

In 2014, photographer Peter Naskrecki (Piotr Naskrecki) published a story about an unexpected encounter with a large spider-a tarantula. He walked through the woods to the South African country of Guyana and heard a rustling under the forest litter. It turned out that next to him was a very large specimen of arthropod creation — the scope of his paw reached 30 centimeters, and weight was equal to 170 grams. According to the researcher, the spider was weight with a healthy puppy. But, while dogs are considered intelligent and friendly animals, the wild beast was surly — it released a cloud of my microscopic hairs right in the eyes of Peter, then he's only seen the bad.

how tarantulas defend themselves from enemies with clouds of wool, you can watch the video above

This sounds illogical, but the spiders very rarely attack birds. As a rule, they eat living in the forests insects, worms, frogs and small rodents. They catch them, jumping out of ambushes — the web is only used for nest building. Of course, if a spider will find on the ground a bird's nest, he will eat Chicks or even adults. But the name "tarantula" to these creatures was only due to the fact that in 1705 the German artist Maria Merian (Maria Merian) depicted in the picture of the spider eating a Hummingbird.

illustration of a spider from Maria Merian

As mentioned, tarantulas can be found in almost any place of our planet. But most of them live in the forests of Africa, South America and Australia. Only here in the eyes of the people they are rare — even Peter Naskrecki at the time said that over the past 15 years he was able to see them only three times. Huge spiders living in the tops of the trees, bushes and burrows. Their preferences depend on gender, age and individual characteristics.

Photo of the spider from Peter Naskrecki

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All spiders are poisonous, but for an adult bites are not fatal. The length of the fangs of a spider can reach 5 cm in length, so at least acute pain after an attack of a huge creature provided. Because , some people keep tarantulas as exotic Pets. Buy the tarantula can even for $ 100, but because of the risk of being bitten, it is not recommended to pick up food thrown into the cage only with the help of long tweezers. Spiders are impossible to train, so they retain their wild nature even at home.

Tarantulas are remarkable not only for its large body size, but also a long duration of life. Males live a little more than one year, but the females live up to 30 years. In domestic breeding the spiders rarely feed because during fasting, their metabolism significantly slows down. Therefore, they live a longer period of time than if it was constantly fed. It is also important to note that the study of spiders was mainly conducted on the example of domestic animals in nature to follow them is extremely difficult.

Finally, we should say that tarantulas are widely used by therapists for the treatment of fear of spiders. In the scientific literature, this fear is known as arachnophobia and about in one of the materials told my colleague Love Sokovikova. Got a very informative article — I advise you to read!

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