Brazilian Giant Salmon Tarantula Lasiodora parahybana
The Brazilian giant salmon tarantula is found in burrows on the forest floor of the rainforest.
IN THE WILD – Insects, lizards, frogs, and mice IN THE ZOO – Insects and rodents
• Third largest species of spiders in the world with a leg-span of up to 10 inches • Females can lay 500 to 2,000 eggs at a time
• Captures prey by waiting for it to wander by and then pouncing on it
• Does not spin webs
• Releases hairs on the enemy when threatened. These hairs are an irritant, especially in the eyes or nose