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A striped knee tarantula ( Aphonopelma seemanni) at the John Ball Zoo.

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A striped knee tarantula ( Aphonopelma seemanni) at the John Ball Zoo.

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A female Edward’s bark scorpion and babies (Centruroides edwardsii) at Verve Biotech, a Nebraska-based company studying arachnid venom for use in biomedical research.
Females of this species carry up to 100 babies on their backs for protection.

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An Anita Hoffman’s tarantula (Aphonopelma anitahoffmannae) at the Memphis Zoo in Tennessee.

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A Brazilian black tarantula (Grammostola pulchra) at the Toledo Zoo.

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An Anita Hoffman’s tarantula (Aphonopelma anitahoffmannae) at the Memphis Zoo in Tennessee.

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An unidentified arachnid (Solifuge sp.) at the University of Nebraska.

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An unidentified arachnid (Solifuge sp.) at the University of Nebraska.

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A wolf spider (Schizocosa bilineata) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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A wolf spider (Schizocosa bilineata) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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A female fishing spider (Dolomedes okefinokensis) from the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge Boardwalk area in Folkston, GA .

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A female fishing spider (Dolomedes okefinokensis) from the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge Boardwalk area in Folkston, GA .

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A female fishing spider (Dolomedes okefinokensis) from the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge Boardwalk area in Folkston, GA .

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A female fishing spider (Dolomedes okefinokensis) from the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge Boardwalk area in Folkston, GA .

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A Chilean brown recluse (Loxosceles laeta) at Buin Zoo.

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A Chilean brown recluse (Loxosceles laeta) at Buin Zoo.

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A Mediterranean recluse spider (Loxosceles rufescens) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A Mediterranean recluse spider (Loxosceles rufescens) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A white-banded fishing spider (Dolomedes albineus) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A white-banded fishing spider (Dolomedes albineus) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A white-banded fishing spider (Dolomedes albineus) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A Plectreurid spider (Plectreurys sp.) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A Plectreurid spider (Plectreurys sp.) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A Cellar spider (Crossopriza lyoni) carrying its eggs, at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A cellar spider (Crossopriza lyoni) carrying its eggs, at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A common house spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A common house spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A triangulate cobweb spider, or house spider (Steatoda triangulosa) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A triangulate cobweb spider, or house spider (Steatoda triangulosa) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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An Okefenokee fishing spider (Dolomedes okefinokensis) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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An Okefenokee fishing spider (Dolomedes okefinokensis) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A Chilean beautiful tarantula (Euathlus truculentus,) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A Chilean beautiful tarantula (Euathlus truculentus,) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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An Amazon sapphire pinktoe tarantula (Ybyrapora diversipes) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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An Amazon sapphire pinktoe tarantula (Ybyrapora diversipes) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A Payson blonde tarantula (Aphonopelma paysoni) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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