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From the scary fast Egyptian Giant Solpugid to huge Goliath Bird Eating spider these are the biggest spiders crawling in the world!!
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10.Golden Silk OrbWeaver
The male orb weaver is very small, only growing up to 1 inch in length.
The female wears the
pants in the relationship as it can grow up to 3 inches in length and have a leg span of just over
These spiders are natives of Australia and their name comes from the fact that they
spin giant, orb like webs and sit in the middle of those webs waiting for unassuming prey to get
caught and become their next meal.
9.Giant House Spider
Unfortunately for everyone, these giant spiders are often found roaming around people’s
homes, especially in the Autumn when they are looking for a mate.
They are also not as shy as
most other spiders and are not afraid to venture out of the crevices and dark places that they
like to live in.
Typically their legs only span 3 to 4 inches but people have reported finding
spiders up to 7 inches in leg span.
Like a lot of spiders the male is eaten by the female after
In 2015 after a particularly wet summer in the UK sightings of these terrifying spiders
8.Brazilian Wandering Spider
Amongst spiders, the Brazilian Wandering Spider has one of the deadliest venoms.
considered the world’s most venomous spider by the Guinness Book of World Records.
they are only native to Brazil, these spiders, also called banana spiders, have been found
amongst bananas harvested and shipped around the world.
There was a recent story of one
being found in a Whole Foods produce department in Oklahoma!
The existence of these spiders was first discovered in 2009 on the island nation of Sri Lanka.
From the tarantula family, they are not quite the largest spiders in the world, but they are very
big with a leg span of 8 inches and enough deadly venom to kill mice, snakes and even small
Spider enthusiasts consider them to be very good looking spiders with subtle gray, pink
and yellow markings and a unique pinkish gray band on its abdomen.
6.Colombian Giant Black Tarantula
This tarantula is found in the tropical rainforests of Columbia and Brazil.
It is extremely
aggressive and nervous by nature and is also known for its odd defensive behaviors.
seeing a predator it will stretch out its legs and bob up and down in an effort to scare off its
With a leg span of up to 9 inches it is no more than a scary sight to us as its venom is
not powerful enough to do much to a human being.
5.Egyptian Giant Solpugid
Also known as Camel Spiders these arachnids can grow to be very large, as seen in this photo.
They have always been very well known and feared in Middle Eastern cultures, with rumors of
them running faster than humans and having an unequaled appetite for large mammals.
these rumors aren’t true they are very speedy and deadly predators in the spider community.
Western culture got to know them very well during the war in Iraq in the early 2000’s when
stories of these spiders accompanied with videos and pictures began to circulate the internet.
4.Brazilian Salmon Pink Birdeater
These spiders have a 10 inch leg span, making them near the longest in the world.
They have a
very interesting way of hunting prey.
It’s body is brown and contains salmon pink hairs that it
shoots at its prey to disable them.
It then pounces on its victim and spits digestive juices on it
before consuming it.
While they occasionally eat small birds, like most spiders it prefers insects
or small lizards.
3.Brazilian Giant Tawny Red Tarantula
This spider is one of the biggest in the world with a leg span of just over 10 inches.
It is quite a
calm spider unless provoked and is happiest when it is hanging out in a dry, humid environment
and has mice, insects and crickets to eat.
Because of their calm demeanor they are often kept
as pets in many parts of the world.
2.Giant Huntsman Spider
If you were going by leg span, the giant huntsman spider is the biggest spider in the world with a
length of up to 1 foot.
No one even knew of the existence of these spiders until they were
discovered in a cave in Laos in 2001.
Getting their name from their incredible ability to track
down and kill their prey, they mostly feed on small insects and lizards.
While getting bit by one
would hurt a lot, their venom is not deadly to humans.
1.Goliath Bird Eating Spider
This mammoth spider is found in the rain forests of the northern part of South America.
considering sheer mass this spider is considered the largest in the world weighing in at almost
half a pound.
It is very interesting to note that female spiders live 15 to 25 years while their male
counterparts die soon after reaching maturity, a lifespan of only 3 to 6 years.
Like so many other
creatures in their habitat these spiders are in danger of extinction due to the destruction of the