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Tarantula

Theraphosidae

Description:

Gran araña del tamaño de la mano de un adulto.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Tarantula
Theraphosidae sp.


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8 Comments

PabloPlus
PabloPlus 7 years ago

Thanks KarenL!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Fun fact! Tarantulas range in size from as small as a fingernail to as large as a dinner plate when their legs are fully extended! Although venomous there is currently no record of a tarantula bite causing a human fatality, and the bites of many species are no worse than a wasp sting. Before biting, tarantulas often rear up into a "threat posture" as you can see here in this individual spotted by Project Noah member PabloPlus. If this fails to scare off a potential threat, they will usually retreat from danger if that is possible, inflicting a bite only when cornered. https://upload.facebook.com/projectnoah/...

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Thanks, but I would need more time.

PabloPlus
PabloPlus 7 years ago

Two more pics added bayucca

PabloPlus
PabloPlus 7 years ago

Thanks staccyh
No easy to take this photo!
SCARE!!!
Jajaja!
(Inverted lens, take it maybe at 5 or 6 cms of this face)

PabloPlus
PabloPlus 7 years ago

I have others.
Tomorrow I can upload more.
But this is the "common" name in my country. (Uruguay)
Maybe not "cientific correct".

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Do you have any other picture of this spider? They are nice ones, but maybe not sufficient for getting closer than Tarantula.

staccyh
staccyh 7 years ago

Third photo is amazing!

PabloPlus
Spotted by
PabloPlus

Maldonado, Uruguay

Spotted on Apr 4, 2013
Submitted on Mar 6, 2014

Spotted for Mission

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