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Chilean Rose Brid-eating Spider (Grammostola cala)


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This spider lives in the Chilean rainforest and desert. It eats lizards, insects, birds and small mammals. The female lays several hundred eggs in a silk bag, which she protects until they hatch at 8-10 weeks.

Picture taken at Whipsnade Zoo, July 2008.

8th Aug 2008 by Diane Earl


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