Spiders in the Amazon Tarantulas

Below, lets explore the typical tarantulas that are found in the Amazon. They may come in solid colors or with knee stripes.

Looking for a size comparison of the common tarantula?, lets takes a hands on look.

In the past we have been taught to believe certain things about tarantulas. These creatures have played a role in many movies. First up, lets see how James Bond dealt with his unexpected visitor from the 1962 movie, Dr. No.

Now, look at the photo below to see one of the less common tarantulas in the Amazon. Note the size of this Spider

Rumors of a carnivorous and aggressive tarantula have existed for many years. Does this big spider truly exist or is it just trick photography? Let's watch the video below from National Geographic

Perhaps you are curious to see a tarantula on a rainforest tour. Now, courtesy of BBC wildlife, we can see how a native guide can capture a tarantula for a better view.

Looking to learn more about these creatures, how about a trip to the local nature center?

And finally, the movies just cant get enough use out of these hairy creatures. For the true " fear effect" , nothing seems to beat the man eating tarantula attack as seen in many films, including this episode of Harry Potter.

Now students should know fact from fiction on these creatures and they make great material for films and animation. Truth be told, if you have done your research you will see that these spiders don't spin webs and prefer to live in shallow dens. What does this mean?,...... always check your boots in the morning!

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