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  • Invertebrates – Black Widow Spider

    Black Widow Spiders are notoriously known venomous spiders and the most venomous ones in North America. Black Widows often produce muscle pain, nausea, and mild paralysis of the diaphragm, which makes breathing difficult. Most Victims recover without serious complications, but a bite can be fatal to very small children and…

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  • Invertebrates – Bold Jumping Spider

    Phidippus audax is a common jumping spider in North America. It is commonly referred to as the daring jumping spider or bold jumping spider. The spider belongs to the genus Phidippus, a group of jumping spiders easily identified both by their relatively large size and their iridescent chelicerae (mouthparts). Like…

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  • Invertebrates – Hobo Spider

    The hobo spider is a species of terrestrial spider known for building, as it is often called a funnel-web spider, though not to be confused with the highly venomous Australian funnel-web spider. The venom of the hobo spider is believed to cause skin damage (necrosis) but unlike other spiders that…

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  • Invertebrates – Yellow Slug

    Like all slugs, the yellow slug moves slowly using a gliding back-and-forth motion. It has a foot on its abdomen that creeps along, aided by the secretion of mucus, which leaves a slime trail. Yellow slugs are mottled yellow and gray with two sets of blue antennas. The top antennas…

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  • Invertebrates – Leopard Slug

    Leopard slugs were probably named for their brown and gray spots, but certainly not for their speed. Leopard slugs are quiet and slow; they typically come at night (nocturnal) to eat plants, fungi, and even other slugs. Leopard slugs tend to live near humans in damp gardens, cellars, or woods.…

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  • Invertebrates – Kerry Slug

    The Kerry slug lives in just a few places in word-southwestern Ireland, Portugal, and Spain. Unlike most slugs, its main habitats are woodlands and fields, rather than urban areas. Overgrazing by sheep, pollution, and loss of habitat have threatened it. The Kerry slug is dark gray or brown with yellow…

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  • Invertebrates – King Baboon Spider

    The King Baboon, or by its scientific name - Pelinobius music is the only tarantula of the Pelinobius genus. Mostly its colors are brown - ranging from light brown or even orange to rusty, dark brown. These kinds of tarantula have massive bodies and when fully grown can reach 6…

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  • Invertebrates – Huntsman Spider

    Huntsman spiders are large, long-legged spiders, measuring up to 15 centimeters across the legs. It is famed because the huntsman is the largest spider in the world by leg span. They are aerial species predominantly living inside tree trunks or under bark but are known to climb into people's houses.…

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  • Invertebrates – Mouse Spider

    Missulena Bradleyi, also known as the eastern mouse spider, is a species of spider belonging to the family Actinopodidae. The spider is endemic to the eastern coast of Australia. The common name of the mouse spider is derived from the mistaken belief that this spider excavates a deep mouse-like burrow.…

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  • Invertebrates – Goliath Bird-eater

    The Goliath bird-eater is the king of spiders. Weighing up to six ounces and with a leg span of nearly a foot, this tarantula is the largest arachnid on the planet. Goliaths don't usually eat birds, but they are big enough to be able to-and occasionally they do. "Birdeater" came…

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