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A metallic pinktoed tarantula (Avicularia metallica) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.

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A Mexican red legged tarantula (Brachypelma emilia) at the Safari Land Pet Store.

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A Mexican flameknee tarantula (Brachypelma auratum) at the Safari Land Pet Store.

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A Mexican flameknee tarantula (Brachypelma auratum) at the Safari Land Pet Store.

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A Brazilian white-banded tarantula (Nhandu colloratovillosus) at the Safari Land Pet Store.

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A Brazilian white-banded tarantula (Nhandu colloratovillosus) at the Safari Land Pet Store.

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Brown baboon tarantula (Citharischius crawshayi) at the Great Plains Zoo.

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Brown baboon tarantula (Citharischius crawshayi) at the Great Plains Zoo.

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Stripped knee tarantula (Aphonopelma seemanni) at the Great Plains Zoo.

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Usambara golden starburst, or Usambara orange baboon, tarantula (Pterinochilus murinus) at the Great plains Zoo.

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Usambara golden starburst, or Usambara orange baboon, tarantula (Pterinochilus murinus) at the Great plains Zoo.

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Usambara golden starburst, or Usambara orange baboon, tarantula (Pterinochilus murinus) at the Great plains Zoo.

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Usambara golden starburst, or Usambara orange baboon, tarantula (Pterinochilus murinus) at the Great Plains Zoo.

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A desert blond tarantula (Aphonopelma chalcodes) at the Kansas City Zoo.

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A desert blond tarantula (Aphonopelma chalcodes) at the Kansas City Zoo.

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A desert blond tarantula (Aphonopelma chalcodes) at the Kansas City Zoo.

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A desert blond tarantula (Aphonopelma chalcodes) at the Kansas City Zoo.

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

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The abdomen of a banded garden spider (Agriope trifasciata) found at Spring Creek Prairie near Denton, Nebraska.

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A funnel weaver spider (family Agelenidae) climbs out of it’s cone-like web.

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A Chilean rose tarantula (Grammostola rosea) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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A Chilean rose tarantula (Grammostola rosea) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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A spider tends its web at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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A spider tends its web at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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Colonial spiders hunt from the trees for large insects in the Brazilian Pantanal.

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An oprhaned spider monkey with Rosamaria Ruiz in Bolivia’s Madidi National Park.

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