The largest spider in the world
• The largest spider in the world
People who like spiders, not so much in the world, although in recent years these terrible hairy creation began to enjoy popularity in the West as the home "pets". Yet in most of humanity views the spider is still creepy / disgust / fear and the like is not very pleasant, with their intensity depends on the size being seen.
In this article, we will tell you about the biggest representative of the spider - a tarantula. So, meet, Goliath Birdeater - the largest spider in the world!
Perhaps a more familiar name for many will tarantula Goliath or the giant tarantulas, that is to Goliath Birdeater -.. The name, widespread mainly in the scientific community, but the essence remains the same - under all these names lies the largest spider in the world .
So, imagine a spider the size of a large plate, with a large body and long thick legs, entirely covered with reddish-brown hairs ...
Imagining such a sight, and even more so - seeing it in reality, straight ahead, could not help wonder - how can you make a "pet" instead of the more familiar, gentle and pleasant to look at and touch a cat or dog. But in recent years the number of such eccentric owners, paukolyubov constantly growing ...
The average giant tarantulas grow to 25 centimeters (with legs outstretched), the calf length is about 10 centimeters.
His most large specimen was found in the Rio Qawra in Venezuela during a research expedition Pablo San Martin in April 1965. leg sweep discovered tarantula Goliath was 28 cm, and weight - 170 grams.
First appearance Goliath Birdeater was described by the famous French scientist, entomologist Latreylem in 1804. It was also found that in his diet tarantula includes frogs, lizards, mice and even small snakes.
The largest spider in the world lives, mainly in the North of Brazil, Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela. Its housing is a deep hole, the entrance to which is tightly closed with a thick layer of the web.
Although tarantula Goliath and is the largest spider in the world, there is still one kind, surpassing his limbs in scope, but much inferior in body size - Heteropoda maxima, swing leg of which reaches 30 centimeters. The largest specimen was discovered in 2001 in Laos, in a cave in Khammouan Province.