TAXIDERMY - Avicularia avicularia

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SPECIES  Avicularia avicularia

ORIGIN   South America

FRAME   18.5x18.5xD5cm Made from recycled products.

DESCRIPTION  AKA Pinktoe from the family Theraphosidae. Leg span is approximately 15-16cm. Contrary to popular belief, these are not the most poisonous spiders in the world. In fact, a bite from a Tarantula is generally no worse than that of a sting from a bee. Tarantulas hunt their prey, which includes insects, small rodents and birds, by stalking and hunting them down. Once they insert their fangs into a victim, they release a venom which digests the insides of its prey. Once fully liquefied they then suck the remains out using their fangs in the same manner as a straw. The hairs on the tarantula are also used as a defence, as they easily break off once touched and cause irritation.

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