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The little ant wrestle with the largest spider in the world of his cautht breakfast. Contrary to the name they do not eat birds, exclusively. They are opportunistic hunters who will take anything they can catch and overpower. A very large, and defensive specimen. They do not tolerate intrusions, and will stridulate (produce a loud hissing sound) to indicate their discomfort. Adult specimens are huge, heavy-bodied and have a post-molt color of rich burgundy-brown with distinctive reddish hairs on legs and abdomen post-molt. They also seem to have a more ferocious temperament than other goliaths. Goliath birdeaters are the largest spider in the world with legspans of twelve inches and weights of 5 or 6 ounces possible!

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