The biggest spider
Representatives of two continents - South America andAsia - are arguing about where the largest spider is. The American challenger is called the "Goliath Tarantula". He also has a second, scientific name - teraphosis blond. He lives in the northern part of South America. He lives in burrows, which he digs for himself. The blond Goliath is a great tutor: he lays the entrance to the dwelling with his own web.
Removal of it outside the countries of habitat is prohibited,therefore it is almost impossible to see it outside the usual environment. And he does not want to breed in captivity. The fact is that for normal life, coupled with the breeding of offspring, the tarantula needs conditions that accurately simulate seasonal changes in nature, characteristic of its natural habitat. And it is very difficult to do this artificially.
At home, this giant eats smallrodents (mice), lizards, frogs, toads. As the name implies, it also eats representatives of the feathered family, although not the largest. He dares to attack even small snakes! The largest spider-Goliath was caught in 1965 in the south of Venezuela. The swing of his paws is 28 (!) Centimeters. Considering that the caught specimen was a male (and the females are much larger), what are the sizes of his sister, wife and mother?
The largest spider-Asian is the maximum. The size of the body, he is much inferior to the Goliath, but exceeds it by the length of the limbs. The largest specimen of the heteroptera had a "swing" of paws at thirty centimeters. The habitat of this giant is small - he lives only in one of the provinces of Laos. Heteropod homesteadprefers in caves.
Determine which of these species is mosta large spider in the world, you can only agree on the criteria for evaluation. In any case, both these varieties of arthropods are giants in their own environment. In an unprepared person, they often cause disgust and disgust. Nevertheless, the number of people who want to establish a "poultry farmer" as a pet is growing all over the world. The ordinary mortal does not understand this. Well, how to escape from the terrarium - and then what? Run after him around the house and kick the mop out from under the couch? And imagine: here, you wake up in the morning, and here sits such a miracle on a blanket in front of your nose and cheerfully moves chewers! So not for long and to earn a heart attack.
Although, despite the spooky appearance, a tarantula spider forman is not dangerous. Yes, he can grab a finger. But only as a self-defense. And the pain from a bite is not worse than the sting of a bee. True, it will hurt a little longer, up to a day. Stories that a bird or a bird has been bitten somewhere in the jungle of Venezuela or Brazil was killed by a boy or woman, have not been documented.
The Goliath aviary is not only the largest spider, ittemper has such ... knighthood. Before attacking the enemy, he loudly hisses, warning him of the attack. Well, directly, like Prince Svyatoslav from the Old Russian chronicles: "I'm going to You"!
What were the biggest spiders in antiquity -precisely it is not known. One day, paleontologists found in China petrified remains of an arthropod, which lived 165 million years ago. Compared with our contemporaries, Goliath and Heteropod, he looks like a teenager next to a basketball player. The swing of the paws is "only" fifteen centimeters. This is half that of the inhabitant of the Laotian caves. Of course, this does not say anything. Surely then, there were also larger species, but in 165 million years much could happen.