Arachophobia or the fear of spiders It is one of the phobias most people have. The smallest and most innocent house spiders can frighten the patient.
If you suffer from rachophobia, you should skip this post today. We explore the Theraphosa blodei (T. Blodi), the largest spider in the world.
This type of spider is very large and has large fangs. But it’s not dangerous to humans unless you’re allergic to spider hair. Although their fangs are venomous, like most spiders, they are venomous. But its bite was no more painful than a wasp’s sting.
The size of a T. Blondi can be up to 12 cm in length, and if the stride length is increased, It can be up to 28 cm long. This giant spider weighs up to 170 grams.
Rick West, one of the world’s leading spider experts, ate a T. Blondi spider during an expedition in Αmazon. This exotic dish was prepared by the local Piaro people using a special recipe and cooking technique.
According to the West The spider’s muscles taste like shrimp. while the flesh of the spider’s stomach, which was thoroughly boiled in the rolled leaves, had a bitter and bitter taste. And after finishing this rather “horrifying” meal, people used the spider’s 2cm fangs as toothpicks.
This giant spider is also known as the bird-eating spider. But they rarely hunt birds. The nickname “bird-eating spider” is a misnomer. This may have come from an 18th-century carving showing another giant spider eating a hummingbird.
In fact, T. Blondi spiders like to eat insects and worms. But when given the opportunity This giant spider will not hesitate to eat other animals such as frogs, lizards and other amphibians.
Some extraordinary individuals of this species are able to hunt larger prey. During a night in the Peruvian jungle, Michael Grundler at the University of Michigan saw firsthand how this giant spider kills and eats a white mouse (Marmosa murina).
Grundler said. “The spider grabbed the marsupial and continued to struggle weakly at that moment. But after about 30 seconds it didn’t move. We were shocked and I really couldn’t believe what I saw.”
like a giant spider They lunge at their prey and use their large fangs to bite and kill their prey.
That’s not to say that T. Blondi didn’t produce and use silk like other spiders. This spider usually inhabits shallow burrows in the forest floor where very strong silk threads are lined to support the structure of the burrow.
This shelter is essential to both hunting and escape of the predatory T. Blondi spider. In the Αmazon forest, many dangers lurk. If a predator attempts to attack a T. Blondi, it can use its huge fangs to fight back, but first they must use their first line of defense, consisting of itchy hairs running down its belly.
These small, spear-shaped feathers are irritating and itchy. and can be fatal to small mammals such as rats, if inhaled. T. Blondi simply rubs its belly with its paws to release its spiky hairs flying through the air. inflict massive damage
when rubbing their hairs together This giant spider also emits a hissing sound that can be heard from 4-5 meters away. This sound can sometimes deter predators and cause it to flee.
during the breeding season The female lays around 50 to 200 eggs in a giant silk pouch. This tennis ball-sized bag is lined with itchy fur to protect them from predators.
The mother spider carries her egg sac wherever she feels safe. instead of internal fertilization These eggs are fertilized after coming out of the mother spider’s body.
The larvae begin to hatch 6 to 8 weeks after the eggs are laid, but it will take another 2-3 years before the spiders are fully grown. which is a very long time for a spider
during this time Spiderlings may molt 5-6 times as they grow.
Female spiders can live up to 20 years, but males rarely live up to three years, usually dying shortly after mating.
Some suggest that the giant huntsman spider (Heteropoda maxima) is the largest spider in the world. This is truly a formidable spider. However, T. Bondi is now recognized by Guinness World Records as the largest spider. Additionally, they are several times larger than giant huntsman spiders.
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