Bright Blue Tarantula ‘Big Enough To Hold A Donut’ Discovered In The Rainforest - The Shade Room

Bright Blue Tarantula ‘Big Enough To Hold A Donut’ Discovered In The Rainforest

Chile, I’m searching for comfort after learning that scientists have discovered a shimmery blue tarantula reportedly big enough to hold a donut.

Listen, if I ever see a spider like that in my house, it can have more than the donut because I’m moving. But there’s no need to fear, Roommates, because unless you plan to vacation in Sri Lanka anytime soon, chances are you won’t encounter this species. 

This new tarantula was discovered in a rainforest in southwestern Sri Lanka, according to wsbtv. The arachnid was spotted because of its brilliant blue coloring, according to National Geographic, which described the big spider as “fast and aggressive,” about 5 inches long and “big enough to comfortably hug a donut.”

“When we first spotted them, I was in awe, lost for words,” lead researcher Ranil Nanayakkara, of the University of Kelaniya said.

The females are the showier, brightly colored spiders of the new species, while their male counterparts look similar to other species of tarantula with black, brown or gray coloring. 

“The males are smaller and are mossy brown in color,” Nanayakkara said.

Tarantulas are the largest spiders in the world. There are more than 850 species of the hairy arachnids worldwide, according to the National Wildlife Federation. Female tarantulas can live up to 30 years, while the males have a much shorter life span, which is usually about seven years.

 

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TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cddelafresh ____ Chile, I’m searching for comfort after learning that scientists have discovered a shimmery blue tarantula reportedly big enough to hold a donut. ____ Listen, if I ever see a spider like that in my house, it can have more than the donut because I’m moving. But there’s no need to fear, #Roommates, because unless you plan to vacation in #SriLanka anytime soon, chances are you won’t encounter this species. ____ This new tarantula was discovered in a rainforest in southwestern Sri Lanka, according to @wsbtv. The arachnid was spotted because of its brilliant blue coloring, according to National Geographic, which described the big spider as “fast and aggressive,” about 5 inches long and “big enough to comfortably hug a donut.” _____ “When we first spotted them, I was-read more at TheShadeRoom.com. (????: Ranil P. Nanayakkara)

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Roommates, what would you do if you saw this spider in person? Let us know!

 

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