Come and visit our newly developed toxicity display including the world’s most poisonous frog, we invite you to crawl inside and come face-to-face with some seriously scary spiders!
Meet the Creepy Creatures…
Huntsman (Heteropoda venatoria)🕸
Huntsman spiders are large, fast spiders which live in warm climates throughout the world. Huntsman spiders are venomous, and their bites can be painful to humans, causing localised swelling and pain. Some people may also experience headaches and nausea.
Chilean Rose Tarantula (Grammostola Rosea)🕸
Chilean rose hair tarantulas are venomous. Their venom primarily helps them eat and is not known to be fatal in humans, but reactions can vary widely from person to person. These tarantulas are known for their docile and relatively slow-moving nature. They are located in desert and scrub habitats.
Social Spider(stegodyphus sarasinorum)🕸
A social spider is a species whose individuals form relatively long-lasting aggregations. Whereas most spiders are solitary and even aggressive toward other members of their own species, some hundreds of species in several families show a tendency to live in groups, often referred to as colonies.
Goliath Birdeater(Theraphosa blondi)🕸
Although venomous with inch-long fangs, the Goliath Birdeater’s bite will not kill a person. It will, however hurt quite a bit, and has been described as somewhere between the pain of a wasp sting and hammering a nail into your hand. They are located The Goliath bird-eating tarantula lives in the rainforest regions of northern South America
Golden Poison Dart Frog (Phyllobates terribilis)
Meet the Golden Poison Dart Frog Phyllobates terribilis, suitably named because of the terrible consequences should you ingest any of their toxins!
Slightly over 5cm in size, these small amphibians are the most poisonous frog in the world!
The Golden Dart frog gets their toxins from their diet, such as ants and centipedes.
This species is endemic to Colombia and can be found in the leaf litter of rainforests. They are listed as endangered on the IUCN red list with populations decreasing due to extent and quality of habitat.
Did you know?
It is believed the Golden Poison Dart Frog can have enough poison to kill 10 grown men!
Giant Spiny Assassin Bug(Psyttala horrida)
It is the largest species of assassin bug in the world, These sturdy built insects are characterized by an elongated head, a large Rostrum and Antennae are long and thin. Although assassin bugs are generally not aggressive towards humans, they may bite if they feel threatened. Their venomous bites are intensely painful with some pain and swelling persisting for a day or two. In rare cases they can even cause anaphylactic reactions.
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