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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 cause the same damage hobo spider venom is not considered toxic to humans according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The hobo spider is one that is considered to be very aggressive in nature.

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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 sense
    sense light, while the lower ones provide a sense of smell.

     

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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. they hide under stones or in the cracks of fallen trees. They can vary in color from brown or grey to yellowish-white.

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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 spots. It has a shield, an internal shell, which protects it, and it is covered in mucus.

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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 to 9 inches leg span (16 to 22 cm). Because they are very aggressive, mostly are kept only by experienced owners and even they shouldn’t handle them. Even though it’s widely famous, it should not be kept by a beginner.

    King Baboon spider

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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. They are mostly grey to brown, sometimes with banded legs. Huntsmans are generally widely distributed throughout Australia and Tasmania. Huntsmans use venom to immobilize prey. They have been known to inflict serious defensive bites on humans.

    Huntsman Spider

     

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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. Females are black overall and are larger than males. The males are black with a bluish-white patch on the front of their abdomen. Mouse spiders are medium-to-large spiders that patch the front of their abdomen.

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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 from an 18th-century engraving that showed another kind of tarantula eating a hummingbird, which gave the entire Theraphosa genus the name birdeater.

    Goliath bird-eater spider

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  • Invertebrates – Pink-Toed Tarantula


    The Pink-Toed tarantula is a small arboreal species native to the rainforests of South America and the Southern Caribbean. This species is sometimes called the Guyana pink-toe, common pink-toe, or South American Pink-toe. The mature pink-toe tarantula has a dark-colored body and pinkish feet, hence its name. Juvenile specimens, however, have pinkish bodies and dark-colored feet. Pink-Toed Tarantula undergoes a reversal in their coloration as they approach adulthood at 4-5 years. They are sit-and-wait predators, with limited activity.

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  • Invertebrates – Wolf Spider


    Wolf Spiders are a family of robust and agile spiders with excellent eyesight, that live all around the world. Their range spreads from the mega-cities in the United States to the dry grassland of Australia. They are especially common in grasslands and meadows, but also live in mountains, deserts, rainforests, and wetlands – anywhere they can find insects to eat. The name “wolf spider” encompasses a large family of spiders, most of which are large, dark-colored, and athletic. Unlike most spiders that catch their prey in webs, wolf spiders violently hunt it down using their strong bodies and sharp eyesight.

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