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8 Facts About The Tarantula in Guatemala

There are approximately 37,000 species of spiders that have been identified. These guys in Guatemala are found almost everywhere, but are most commonly seen in the northern region of Peten I bet you didn’t know these facts about tarantulas in Guatemala:

Traveling to the most amazing wildlife locations in the world is one of the most rewarding ways of traveling, altogether with an eco-friendly trip. Many and many more people are making their way to watch and spot animals in Guatemala. And guess what? Spiders are pretty common in the many national parks this country has, they may not be the first option for wildlife watchers, but tarantulas, for example, are great animals to spot and take a look at.

If you decide to make a trip like this, you better know some of the facts that are around tarantulas. Not many people love those big spiders since they have large, hairy bodies and legs but in fact, tarantulas are harmless to humans, ignoring of course the painful bite lol!

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Facts About The Tarantula

1. These guys can live up to 35 years.

2. They can grow up to 11 inches.

3. They belong to a kind of invertebrates called arthropods, which make up 75% of the animals in the world.

4. As many of us know, they are venomous spiders. They use their venom to pre-digest their victim’s tissue, so it’s easier to eat.

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5. They are feared because of their venom, but they are not the most poisonous spiders in the world.

6. They hunt at night. Tarantula’s diet consists of insects, but the larger ones also enjoy small lizards, small birds and rats.

7. They can live almost anywhere, in deserts, mountains, rain forests, cloud forests, and savanna.

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8. The female tarantula can have up to 2000 eggs at the same time.

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