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Tarantulas are large, hairy spiders belonging to the family Theraphosidae. They are found in various parts of the world and are known for their imposing size and impressive hunting skills. While their appearance often invokes fear, most tarantulas are not dangerous to humans and will typically only bite if provoked.

These spiders vary in size, with some species having leg spans of several inches. They are predators, primarily feeding on insects, and use their venom to subdue their prey. Tarantulas are also known for their interesting behavior, such as flicking urticating hairs from their abdomens as a defense mechanism against predators.

Tarantulas are popular as pets among some enthusiasts due to their unique appearance and relatively low maintenance requirements. They can be intriguing creatures to observe, and their presence contributes to the biodiversity of their natural habitats.

Tarantula Spider

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