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Forest Scorpions range from India, Southern Asia and Malaysia.

Two species, the East Indian Forest Scorpion (h.longimanus) with nine sub-species and the Thailand Forest Scorpion (h.spinifer).

All are large, stocky, heavy, black and look very much like Emperor Scorpions and are frequently misidentified and mistaken for that species.

Generally adult Forest Scorpions have slender and smoother pincers than Emperor Scorpions.

Aggressiveness on a scale of 1:10 – 4



They live in rocky deserts and burrow in dry sandy soil.

Hairy Scorpions are long lived with many living for more than 15 years.

Aggressiveness on scale 1:10 – 7, with a venom which is mild.

Hairy Scorpions are the largest scorpions found in North America growing to 3.5” to 4” (8.9cm to 12cm)

Preferred food is worms, hoppers and house crickets


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Have you seen me in the film Alien!

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I may be big, but i'm a big softie really!

The common name Flat Rock Scorpion aptly describes a unique genus of African Scorpions Hadogenes.

They are distinctly flat with very long incredibly thin metasomas. This enables them to live in the narrow spaces between rocks.

They reside in South Africa, Rhodesia and Mozambique.

In the size stakes, they are large to very large with the maximum recorded overall length of a male at 8.3” (21cm).

Aggressiveness on a scale 1:10 is 2. Venom is ranked the lowest of all Scorpions.

at meal times, they love small lizards, hopper crickets and small baby mice


The Emperor Scorpion can reach an overall length of more than 8” (20cm).

It is erroneously claimed to be the largest living scorpion in the world. However, I have seen a forest scorpion which was 9” (23cm) . Aggressiveness on a scale of 1:10 – 5. Venom is mild

Native to tropical Africa (Ghana and Togo) where they live near the surface in tunnels in moist leaf litter and along stream banks. Food consists of small lizards, hoppers, crickets and small baby mice.


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There's nothing in this corner either!

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Nice and Furry!

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Red Colour Phase / Chilean Common tarantula (Phrixotrichus Spatulata)

They are found in Chile and Mexico together with South West America.

They have an insect based diet.

Aggressiveness on a scale of 1:10 – 2 along with a mild venom


Brachypelma Smithi may be one of the best known spiders. This tarantula is recognised by the orange or red knees. The abdomen varies from brown to black and the carapace is black with orange around the margi

The Female grows to 75mm and the male to 55mm .They eat small lizards, millipedes, crickets and locust.

They live in shady banks in the forest and stony scrubland. Distribution is Mexico, Southern And Western States.

Aggressiveness on a scale of 1:10 - 4, Venom is mild.


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Bet you would'nt want to find me in the bath!

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You don't want to mess with me!

This variant of tarantula, Acanthoscurria Geniculata, is a new specimen

The female grows to 85mm and the male to 75mm

They eat small lizards, millipedes, crickets, locust and small mice

They live in Mexico, Peru and Bolivia where they can be found in tropical forests, scrub and roadsides.

Aggressiveness on a scale of 1:10 – 8 very aggressive with mild venom



This may be the largest spider in the world, and is powerful enough to feed on frogs, toads, lizards, mice and even small snakes. The record for a goliath bird eater is a 12” (30cm) leg span which is BIG!

They can be found in North Eastern parts of South America, South Eastern Venezula, Guyana, Suriname, French-Guiana and North Eastern Brazil.

They are found in upland primary rain forest in distinctive burrows.

Aggressiveness on a scale of 1:10 – 7 with mild venom. They will definitely try to bite!


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You wont find bigger and meaner than me!

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Big is best!


This is a seriously impressive spider. Attaining an enormous leg span and being of fairly bulky build; this species is, without question, a member of the GIANT league!

Originating from the rain forest regions of Brazil . They eat small mice, locust and crickets.

Aggressiveness on a scale 1:10 - 7 with a mild venom



The Poccilotheria Fasciata is a beautifully marked but temperamental species. These spiders are nocturnal and live in trees; their nest is usually built in a tree hole. Locally they are known as ‘tree spiders’.

The female grows to 65mm and the male to 55mm.

They are found in tropical forests and sometimes in buildings and obviously are native to Sri Lanka!

They eat small lizards, locust and crickets.

Aggressiveness on a scale of 1:10 – 6 with strong venom


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My bite is as strong as my distinctive colours!

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Am I good looking or what?

The Usumbara Baboon spider (Perinochilus sp) is a beautiful spider native to the dry regions of Eastern Africa.

The are commonly found in silken burrows or the outside of human dwellings

They have an insect based diet

Aggressiveness on a scale of 1:10 – 9 – Extremely aggressive but with mild venom.


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