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Giant Huntsman spider--largest spider in the world by leg-span. It was discovered in a cave in Laos in 2001.

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World’s SECOND largest Spider, The Goliath jumper Spider! It's NOT the biggest. That award goes to the giant huntsman spider, a friend of Australia's.

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Etymologist Piotr Naskrecki studies katydids, a type of insect related to crickets. He walks alone and at night into the depths of South American rainforests as part of his research. He walks carefully through the forest, taking pains not to disturb anyone or anything he comes across, and listens for the faint trill of the insect's wings. A few years ago, while studying in Guyana, Naskrecki and immersed in his ritual, Naskrecki heard a sound of heavy feet rustling nearby. As he ...

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The goliath bird-eater is the heaviest spider known, with the largest weighing up to 180g. Their 12inch legspan made them the largest spider known until, in 2008, a giant huntsman spider was discovered in Laos. The goliath, Theraphosa blondi, is far more common however and is even kept as an exotic pet. It is known as bird-eater because, like other large spiders, it will sometimes prey on small birds as well as small mammals and lizards

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Conoce a la tarántula Goliath, una araña del tamaño de un cachorrito

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Giant Huntsman Spider: World's Largest Spider By Leg Span

An Australian huntsman spider has a leg span of up to 12 inches (30 centimeters), often described as being “the size of a dinner plate.”...uh, yikes!

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Behemoth spider pictured on a broom could be the biggest huntsman ever

The colossal creepy crawly is bound to look like a waking nightmare to anyone with a fear of spiders

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