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An amber baboon tarantula (Harpactira cafreriana) from a private collection. One of the smallest species from South Africa, and one of rarest members of its genus.

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An amber baboon tarantula (Harpactira cafreriana) from a private collection. One of the smallest species from South Africa, and one of rarest members of its genus.

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A pumpkin patch tarantula (Hapalopus formosus) from a private collection.

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A pumpkin patch tarantula (Hapalopus formosus) from a private collection.

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A pumpkin patch tarantula (Hapalopus formosus) from a private collection.

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An undescribed tarantula species from Columbia (Pseudhapalopus sp. Blue) from a private collection.

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An undescribed tarantula species from Columbia (Pseudhapalopus sp. Blue) from a private collection.

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A tarantula (Ceratogyrus hillyardi) from a private collection. This genus is native to southern Africa. This genus is known to have horns, however, this is one of two species in this genus that is hornless.

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A tarantula (Ceratogyrus hillyardi) from a private collection. This genus is native to southern Africa. This genus is known to have horns, however, this is one of two species in this genus that is hornless.

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A tarantula (Phormictopus platus) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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A Kilimanjaro mustard baboon spider (Pterinochilus chordatus) at Prague Zoo.

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A Kilimanjaro mustard baboon spider (Pterinochilus chordatus) at Prague Zoo.

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A tarantula (Phormictopus platus) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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A cobalt blue tarantula (Haplopelma lividum) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.

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Brazilian blonde tarantula (Nhandu vulpinus) at Eltoro Zoo de la Castellana, Inc., on Negros Island, Philippines.

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Brazilian blonde tarantula (Nhandu vulpinus) at Eltoro Zoo de la Castellana, Inc., on Negros Island, Philippines.

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An Ecuadorian pinktoe tarantula (Avicularia huriana) at the Moscow Zoo.

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A web nest made by a Pink Toe Tarantula (Caribena versicolor) at the Moscow Zoo.

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A web nest made by a Pink Toe Tarantula (Caribena versicolor) at the Moscow Zoo.

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Trinidad dwarf tiger (Cyriocosmus elegans) at the Moscow Zoo.

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An Amazon ribbed tarantula (Iridopelma hirsutum) at the Moscow Zoo.

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An Amazon ribbed tarantula (Iridopelma hirsutum) at the Moscow Zoo.

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A juvenile Trinidad olive tarantula (Neoholothele incei) at the Moscow Zoo.

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A juvenile Trinidad olive tarantula (Neoholothele incei) at the Moscow Zoo.

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A Mexican pink tarantula (Brachypelma klaasi) at Museum of Nature South Tyrol.

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A Mexican pink tarantula (Brachypelma klaasi) at Museum of Nature South Tyrol.

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A Cuban bronze tarantula (Phormictopus auratus) at Museum of Nature South Tyrol.

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A Cuban bronze tarantula (Phormictopus auratus) at Museum of Nature South Tyrol.

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A Cuban bronze tarantula (Phormictopus auratus) at Museum of Nature South Tyrol.

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A giant blue bloom tarantula (Pamphobeteus nigricolor) at Museum of Nature South Tyrol.

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A giant blue bloom tarantula (Pamphobeteus nigricolor) at Museum of Nature South Tyrol.

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A Chilean rose tarantula (Grammostola rosea) at Reptiland in Riva del Garda Italy.

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A Chilean rose tarantula (Grammostola rosea) at Reptiland in Riva del Garda Italy.

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Trinidad dwarf tiger, Cyriocosmus elegans, at the Moscow Zoo.

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Mozambique baboon tarantula (Augacephalus ezendami) at the Bugarium at the Albuquerque BioPark.

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Mozambique baboon tarantula (Augacephalus ezendami) at the Bugarium at the Albuquerque BioPark.

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