Adorable 4-inch Tarantula Visits Patients At London Hospital Disguised As A Bunch Of Bananas (IMAGES)

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Just a few days after Thanksgiving, an adorable 4-inch tarantula decided to pay a visit to the patients staying at a Camden, London hospital. It was just an ordinary Thursday when the Royal Free Hospital catering staff discovered the stowaway spider hiding in a bunch of bananas while they were unloading a delivery! This precious animal – believed to be a Costa […]

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Newly Discovered Spider Named After ‘Harry Potter’ Movie For One INCREDIBLE Reason (IMAGES)

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There has just been a new species of spider discovered in India, and scientists are taking inspiration from J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” in giving it a brilliant name that suits it perfectly. The newly discovered spider has a resemblance to the Hogwarts “sorting hat” that is placed on young wizards and witches when they first come to the school. The spider […]

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These Tarantulas’ Spide Paws Are So Cute, They Will Make You SQUEAL (IMAGES)

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Tarantulas are often overlooked for their beauty, but the truth is that these little nerds are downright ADORABLE! From their beady little eyes, furry kiwi butts right down to their little tootsies, these babies are the cutest 8-legged cats to walk the earth. But what many people don’t know is…THE SPIDE PAW. Tarantulas probably have the CUTEST feet of any […]

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Tarantula Being Eaten Alive Fights Its Way Out Of Toad’s Mouth (VIDEO/IMAGES)

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An extremely brave tarantula that just wouldn’t give up has been inspiring people around the world with its incredible escape. This story made headlines after biologist Michael Bogan shared his pictures and videos of this unusual spider while hiking in Arizona’s Sabino Canyon Recreation Area. It all began when he looked down to admire a Sonoran Desert toad – but something didn’t […]

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Beginner’s Guide To The Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescens Tarantula

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Common name: Greenbottle Blue Scientific name: Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescens Appearance: Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescens tarantulas are one of the most colorful tarantulas. The metallic blue legs and the orange abdomen makes it hard to miss. Origin: Northern Venezuela, Paraguana Type: New World, Semi-Arboreal (Tree & Land dwelling) Size: Maximum 4 – 4.5 inches. This is a medium-growing species. Life span: Males: (3 –  4 years) Females: (12 – 13) years […]

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Beginner’s Guide To The Theraphosa Stirmi Tarantula

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Common name: Burgundy Goliath Birdeater Scientific name: Theraphosa stirmi Appearance: Burgundy Goliath Birdeater Tarantulas are large, heavy-bodied and are rich burgundy-brown after a molt. They also have distinctive reddish hairs on legs and abdomen post-molt. Origin: Guyana, Venezuela, Northern Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname Type: Old World, Terrestrial Size: Adults can grow to reach 10 to 12 inches. This is a medium to fast-growing species. Life span: […]

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