Goliath The Giant Is The World's Largest Tarantula And He's Surprizingly Gentle

ViralHogPublished: June 16, 201739,236 views
Published: June 16, 2017

Arachnophobia, i.e. the irrational fear of spiders is the number one most common phobia in the world and it is pretty damn easy to understand why. People describe those furry critters as “the stuff nightmares are made of”, but the one species that is the most terrifying of them all is the mighty Goliath birdeater.

One reason might be their sheer size - an average individual can grow to the span of a human’s face. There’s a visual to ponder on. Goliath birdeaters are the largest spider species known to man, but rest assured; they are generally docile and will not attack (probably).

In order to ease your uneasiness right now, let us tell you a few awesome facts about these arachnids. First of all, they are a species of tarantula. Their ladies can live for decades, while the males live only for a few years. That is probably why the males fight over their women when they sense the scent of the chemicals the females emit.

If there is more than one female in the area, two males can fight to the death over her. She does have the last word, though. The sad part about their whole macho fight thing is the males die within a few months after mating. So sad.

You can say that they are tiny archers, as they are known to shoot barbed hairs at their enemies when they feel threatened. So, if you stay out of a Goliath birdeater’s way, you don’t have to be nervous. They like to be left alone.

What girls wouldn’t want a hairy man that is ready to fight for her to the death?

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