Category: 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, rain-forests…

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  • Pink-toed tarantula

    The Pink-toed tarantula is a small arboreal species native to the rain-forests 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,…

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  • Goliath bird-eater spider

    The Goliath birdeater 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. Goliath's don’t usually eat birds, but they are big enough to be able to—and occasionally they do. “Birdeater” came…

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  • 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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  • Huntsman Spider

    Huntsman spiders are large, long-legged spiders, measuring up to 15 centimetres 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 peoples houses. …

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  • King Baboon spider

    The King Baboon, or by its scientific name – Pelinobius muticus 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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  • Kerry Slug

    The Kerry slug lives in just a few places in the world—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…

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  • 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 out at night (nocturnal) to eat plants, fungus, and even other slugs.  Leopard slugs tend to live near humans in damp gardens, cellars, or…

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  • 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…

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  • Hobo spider

    The hobo spider is a species of terrestrial spider known for funnel 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…

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