14 World's Largest Spiders

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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
    six inches.

    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
    mating.

    In 2015 after a particularly wet summer in the UK sightings of these terrifying spiders
    vastly increased.

    8.Brazilian Wandering Spider
    Amongst spiders, the Brazilian Wandering Spider has one of the deadliest venoms.

    It is
    considered the world’s most venomous spider by the Guinness Book of World Records.

    While
    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!

    7.Poecilotheria Rajaei
    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
    birds.

    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.

    When
    seeing a predator it will stretch out its legs and bob up and down in an effort to scare off its
    attacker.

    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.

    While
    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.

    When
    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
    rainforests.

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