Goliath Birdeater (Theraphosa blondi)

Series of measured illustrations of the Goliath Birdeater

The name Goliath Birdeater (Theraphosa Blondi) comes from its ability to prey on small birds. The spider is native to South America and is the largest spider in terms of body weight. This spider belongs to the family Tarantula and unlike other members of this family, females do not prey on males which often die on maturity. In defense mode, the Goliath Birdeater stridulates or releases hairs harmful to predators or aggressors. Or show large fangs that can pierce human skin. These spiders do not spin webs but use their weaving skills to line their burrows and are a delicacy to communities in South America.

The Goliath Birdeater has an overall legspan length between 8.07”-11.42” (20.5-29 cm). Goliath Birdeaters have a typical body length of 3.54”-5.12” (9-13 cm), body width of 1.57”-2.24” (4-5.7 cm), and body height of 1.57”-2.24” (4-5.7 cm). The common lifespan of the Goliath Birdeater is between 3-6 years for males and 10-20 years for females.

Details

*Under Development*

Height:
1.57”-2.24” | 4-5.7 cm
Width:
1.57”-2.24” | 4-5.7 cm
Depth:
Length:
8.07”-11.42” | 20.5-29 cm
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Weight:
5-6.2 oz | .14-.18 kg
Area:
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Body Length: 3.54”-5.12” | 9-13 cm

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Scientific Name:
Theraphosa blondi
Lifespan:
3-6 years (Male); 10-20 years (Female)

Properties

Drawings include:

Goliath Birdeater top view, side

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Arachnida is a class of invertebrates with jointed-legs, most have eight legs, but some have front legs that have converted to a sensory function or appendages that appear to be legs. The legs serve various purposes, such as feeding, defense, and perceiving the Arachnida’s surroundings.

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0.400
3.700
4.00
139000
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2-3 years
Deer Tick
0.060
0.150
0.600
3.00
129000
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1.57”-2.24” | 4-5.7 cm
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5-6.2 oz | .14-.18 kg
3-6 years (Male); 10-20 years (Female)
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0.540
3.400
3.00
61300
3D
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1-3 years
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0.750
6.900
3.00
61300
3D
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.22”-.31” | 5.5-8 mm
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0.110
0.230
0.800
2.00
57500
3D
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.28”-.35” | 7-9 mm
1 year
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0.180
0.200
0.900
1.00
43000
3D
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.12”-.2” | 3-5 mm (Male); .16”-.24” | 4-6 mm (Female)
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1-2 years
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0.700
0.600
4.700
2.00
41600
3D
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1-2 years
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1.400
7.400
2.00
34400
3D
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1-2 years
Common House Spider
0.550
0.500
3.300
2.00
30000
3D
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1-2 years
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0.830
0.700
3.700
2.00
28800
3D
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.98”-2.56” | 25-65 mm
.39”-.91” | 10-23 mm
1-3 years
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0.500
6.500
2.300
3.00
28000
3D
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.26”-.53” | .65-1.35 cm
.47”-.98” | 1.2-2.5 cm
1”-2” | 2.5-5 cm (Body)
.009-.035 oz | .25-1 g
5-10 years
Tailless Whip Scorpion
1.350
2.500
5.000
0.001
10.00
26100
3D
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1.02”-1.46” | 2.6-3.7 cm
5.9”-7.9” | 15-20 cm
1-2 oz | 28-57 g
5-8 years
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2.600
3.700
20.000
0.057
8.00
24400
3D
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.04”-.07” | 1.1-1.7 mm
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0.170
0.620
1.50
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3D
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.035-.09 oz | 1-2.5 g
4-12 years
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1.800
11.000
0.003
12.00
17200
3D
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1-2 years
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0.670
8.300
2.00
13900
3D
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.04”-.05” | 1-1.3 mm
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0.020
0.030
0.130
0.08
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3D
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.39”-.51” | 1-1.3 cm
2.56”-3.15” | 6.5-8 cm
2 oz | 57 g
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8.000
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7.00
10800
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0.200
0.250
0.900
3.00
10800
3D
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2-3 years
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0.900
5.000
3.00
10000
3D
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0.160
0.06
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3D
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1 year
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0.600
0.550
5.200
1.00
6950
3D
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.08”-.18” | 2-4.5 mm
2.64”-6.18” | 6.7-15.7 cm
1 year
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0.450
15.700
1.00
4250
3D
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3.94”-7.1” | 10-18 cm
.14-.25 oz | 4-7 g
7-10 years (wild); 15-20 years (captivity)
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1.700
3.200
18.000
0.007
20.00
4000
3D
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.28”-.39” | .7-1 cm
1.97”-2.75” | 5-7 cm
2 oz | 57 g
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0.750
1.000
7.000
0.057
8.00
3800
3D
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1.57”-2.36” | 4-6 cm (Body)
.035-.07 oz | 1-2 g
4-7 years
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1.400
1.800
6.000
0.002
7.00
1800
3D
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3.1”-3.9” | 7.9-9.9 cm
.02-.17 oz | .5-5 g
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1.600
9.900
0.005
8.00
900
3D
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2.2-10 lb | 1-4.5 kg
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18.000
40.000
4.500
20.00
230
3D
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