Spiders are the one creature that can be found all over the world. Moreover, these spiders are available in all the sizes. Apart from living in the natural habitats, numerous pet lovers love to keep these spiders as their pets. But have you ever given a thought as what is the biggest spider in the world? If not, meet the world’s 5 biggest spiders to scare the shit out of you. Just read on and if you are also a pet lover, you may love to have these spiders in your pet collection.
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5 Of The Biggest Spiders In The World
1. The Goliath Bird-Eating Tarantula
Yes, I know, you might definitely be wondering why we have added the ‘Bird-Eating’ in the title. So, to answer your question, we would like to tell you that YES, this spider does eat birds and is large enough that can catch the birds easily. You will be amazed to know that The Goliath can easily reach up to 1 foot in body length. Moreover, it has fangs that can reach up to 1-inch in length. All the Goliath has very small and tiny hairs on their bodies. These small hairs, Goliath uses to shoot on whoever or whatever is trying to threaten them. However, there is a good news. It is that there is no effect of Goliath’s bite on human beings, unless you are not allergic to spiders. If, in case, the Goliath bites you, you can experience severe pain at the place of bite, and sometimes extreme sweating and even nausea.
The Bird-Eating Goliath primarily lives in the habitats that get excessive rains. So, the home of these bird-eating Goliath tarantulas is the rain forests of South America, but there are several spider-lovers around the world, who love to keep these bird-eating Goliath tarantula as their pets. One amazing fact about these bird-eating Goliath Tarantulas is that they make a frightening sound by rubbing their legs together. Moreover, this sound you can hear even from the distance of 15 feet. The name these Bird-Eating Goliath Tarantulas has been registered into the Guinness Book of World Records for being the largest spider in the world in the year 1965.
2. The Huntsman Spider
The second in the list of largest spider is the Huntsman Spider. It is so big that its body length can reach up to 1 foot long, and the leg span can be up to 6 inches long. Primarily, the Huntsman Spider is the native of Asia, but you can also find them in some of the subtropical areas of California, Texas, and Florida.
There is a strange story, how these huntsman spider reached to American land. Long back, by hitching a ride on bananas and banana leaves, they reached to the U.S. and hence, from then, these Huntsman spiders are also called as Banana spiders. Therefore, do watch out while you eat any imported banana next time. The other amazing factor or you may say the creepiest factor about the Huntsman is that they are very fast, and they are able to walk sideways. Moreover, they can easily scurry up in even extreme smooth surfaces, which include window glasses without any problem.
3. Brazilian Salmon Pink Bird eater
The third in the list is yet another bird eater. However, this is not as big as the Goliath one, and despite being named as bird eater, the Brazilian Salmon Pink Bird eater does not eat birds at all. Instead, it feasts on small creatures, for example, frogs, mice, insects, mice and many more. The primary habitat of this Brazilian Salmon Pink bird eater is the rainforest, and their leg span may extend up to 10 inches long. The color of the Brazilian Salmon Pink Bird Eater is brown along with the pink salmon hairs. It uses these hairs to shoot at the prey so that it can be disabled and can be eaten without any problem. Once the prey is disabled, the Brazilian salmon pink bird eater pounces on the prey and spiting the digestive juices on it. In this way, the Brazilian salmon pink bird eater pre-digests the victim, and once it is done, it sucks it up completely.
4. Poecilotheria Rajaei
I understand that you can feel the name a bit weird. But the Poecilotheria Rajaei is one of the newest species of spiders that have been found recently. The discovery of this spider is done in the forests of Sri Lanka in the year 2009. If we talk about the body size, the Poecilotheria Rajaei has a leg span of about 8 inches. Moreover, it has a pinkish-gray band all over its abdomen. One of the unique things about these spiders is that they love to reside on the trees that are already fallen, and apart from this, their major habitats include rocks and INSIDE PEOPLE’S HOMES. So, beware and keep on checking for THE POECILOTHERIA RAJAEI inside your home. All the Sri Lankans, please keep an eye inside your home and all the people who are planning their next vacation to Sri Lanka, I think you would like to change your destination.
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5. Brazilian Giant Tawny Red Tarantula
Named as Brazilian Giant Tawny Red Tarantula, it is also the native of some other countries, which include Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay. It is one of the biggest spiders alive today in this world. You may find it amazing that they can have the leg span of up to 10.2 inches. No matter where their primary habitat is, because of the pet lovers around the world, there is always a threat of these spiders. Thousands of pet lovers love to have this spider in their home or collections, and hence, there are times when these spiders can move out and can be dangerous to humans.
So, these were some of the best and biggest spiders that are present and can be found all over the world. Always be careful with the spiders, because there are chances that the bite from spider can be dangerous for you, not always but sometimes.