Goliath the spider
The goliath bird eating spider (also called the birdeater) (Theraphosa blondi) is an arachnid belonging to the tarantula family and is the largest spider in the world. The spider was named by explorers who witnessed one eating a hummingbird and reported the sighting to the Western world.
Native to the rain forest regions of northern South America, these spiders have up to a 30 centimeter long leg span when fully extended and can weigh over 120 grams. Wild goliath birdeaters are a deep burrowing species, found commonly in marshy areas. Goliath birdeaters usually live in burrows in the ground that they have either dug themselves or have been previously abandoned by rodents or other similar animals.It doesn’t carry it’s eggsack like the wolf spider.
Female birdeaters mature in 2.5-3 years and have an average life span of 15 to 25 years. Males die soon after maturity and have a lifespan of 3 to 6 years. Colors range from dark to light brown with faint markings on the legs. Bird eaters have hair on their bodies, abdomens, and legs. The female lays anywhere from 100 to 400 eggs, which hatch into spider lings within two months. These spurs are used by other tarantulas to keep the fangs of the female immobilized during mating so the female doesn't eat the male.