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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