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Watch a Tarantula Crawl Out of Its Own Skeleton
A time-lapse video shows what happens when a young Mexican Red Knee tarantula is ready to shed its old exoskeleton.
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Male Spiders Risk Death By Courting the Wrong Females
Jumping spiders go after every female they see—partially due to mistaken identity, a new study says.
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50 New Spiders Discovered In Australia
Spiders capable of diving, jumping, and dancing (and one the size of a human face) were among the new species discovered.
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Tarantulas May Be 'Right-Handed'
Once thought uniquely human, a preference for the right or left side seems to also occur among wild animals.
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Tarantula Found Eating a Snake in Wild for First Time
The bloody scene, witnessed in Brazil, confirms that tarantulas are hardly picky eaters.
About Goliath Spider

The goliath birdeater tarantula of South America is arguably the biggest spider in the world. Watch as one hapless mouse wanders into a spider's deadly trap, and see the unusual adaptations that make the goliath one of nature's deadliest ambushers.

 

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