Here’s What Makes The Amazon Forest A Wonder Of Nature

Goliath Birdeater

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The Birdeater belongs to the tarantula family and the largest spider in the world by weight and size. They rarely prey on birds; their usual food consists of anthropods. They also consume a variety of insects. And they have been observed to be feeding on rodents, toads, lizards and even snakes. Female bird eaters ages 3-6 years have an average lifespan of 15-25 years. They are native in the rainforest of the Amazon; they live in deep burrows and find commonly in swampy areas. One of its defense mechanisms is when one touches the spider, the hairs on their body cause severe irritation which can be harmful to humans. And like any other tarantulas, their fangs also have venoms but its relatively harmless. Its effect is like those of a wasp’s sting.

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