Also known as the Australian Tarantula.We have Spiders for sale in Melbourne
Bird eating spiders are also known as barking spiders or whistling spiders. This is due to the noise they make, which can be compared to the noise of running your fingernail down a comb. They generate the noise by rubbing their palps with their fangs.
This is the largest species of spider in Australia, and is part of the tarantula family, which comprises of the largest spiders in the world.
The largest tarantula can measure up to 33cm (13”), while the Australian bird eating spider can reach sizes up to 6.5cm (Body size) for the female and 5cm (2”) for the male.Including legs their diameter becomes much larger.
The spiders are common to upper Queensland and the Northern Territory. There are at least 4 kinds of the species found here.
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