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A golden silk spider (Nephila clavipes) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A golden silk spider (Nephila clavipes) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A long-bodied cellar spider (Pholcus phalangioides) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A Northern black widow spider (Latrodectus variolus) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A Northern black widow spider (Latrodectus variolus) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A Brazilian giant whiteknee tarantula (Acanthoscurria geniculata) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A Brazilian giant whiteknee tarantula (Acanthoscurria geniculata) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A pink zebra beauty tarantula (Eupalaestrus campestratus) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A pink zebra beauty tarantula (Eupalaestrus campestratus) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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An endangered red slate ornamental tarantula (Poecilotheria rufilata) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A Mexican golden red-rump tarantula (Brachypelma albiceps) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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An Antilles pinktoe tarantula (Caribena versicolor) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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An Antilles pinktoe tarantula (Caribena versicolor) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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A goliath birdeating tarantula (Theraphosa blondi) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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A goliath birdeating tarantula (Theraphosa blondi) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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A Mexican fireleg tarantula (Brachypelma boehmei) at the Brevard Zoo.

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A Mexican fireleg tarantula (Brachypelma boehmei) at the Brevard Zoo.

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A Mexican fireleg tarantula (Brachypelma boehmei) at the Brevard Zoo.

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A Costa Rican tiger rump tarantula (Cyclosternum fasciatum) at the Brevard Zoo.

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A Costa Rican tiger rump tarantula (Cyclosternum fasciatum) at the Brevard Zoo.

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A Costa Rican tiger rump tarantula (Cyclosternum fasciatum) at the Brevard Zoo.

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A Mexican fireleg tarantula (Brachypelma boehmei) at the Brevard Zoo.

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A Carolina wolf spider (Hogna carolinensis) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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A Carolina wolf spider (Hogna carolinensis) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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A banded huntsman spider (Holconia immanis) at the Healesville Sanctuary.

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A banded huntsman spider (Holconia immanis) at the Healesville Sanctuary.

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An Ecuadorian pink tarantula (Pamphobeteus platyomma) at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

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A Brazilian giant blonde tarantula (Nhandu tripepii) at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

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Ant-mimic jumping spider (Peckhamia americana) at the Dallas Zoo. This species of spider mimics ants in order to get protection by looking like an acrobat ant (Crematogaster).

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A Pink zebra beauty tarantula (Eupalaestrus campestratus) at the Dallas Zoo.

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A long-bodied cellar spider (Pholcus phalangioides) at the Dallas Zoo.

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A Dimorphic jumping spider (Maevia inclemens) at the Dallas Zoo. Tufted male morph.

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Ant-mimic jumping spider (Peckhamia americana) at the Dallas Zoo. This species of spider mimics ants in order to get protection by looking like an acrobat ant (Crematogaster).

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