This Bizarre Tarantula Has Blue Hair, Unlike Any Other Species Of Its Kind

Blue Tarantula

Poecilotheria metallica, more commonly referred to as the peacock tarantula, is a species of tarantula that is both bizarre and beautiful.

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This is the kind of spider that would appear in your nightmares and scare flies a great distance away from wherever you live.

It has large, thick legs and a pattern that is easily recognizable on its back.

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People who are deathly scared of spiders will be relieved to learn that the peacock tarantula has never been documented as having successfully killed anyone (yet).

However, the peacock tarantula is indeed a poisonous spider and it could bite people if they get too close for comfort.

Even though it normally chooses to administer a “dry bite,” in which it does not inject venom, it still has fangs that are three quarters of an inch long.

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You can anticipate a painful week of headaches, stinging pains, swelling, and cramps if you do get bitten by one of these large blue beasts and are injected with its venom.

After a week or so, you should no longer be experiencing any pain; however, in more severe cases, the effects of the venom may still be felt for several months after the initial injection of venom.

This particular kind of spider is the only one of its kind to have blue hair, but unfortunately, specimens of this type are becoming an increasing rarity.

The peacock tarantula, a species that is indigenous to the woods of southern India, has been designated as “critically endangered” and is in grave danger of becoming extinct.

 Credit: blickwinkel / Alamy Stock Photo

According to Science.org, deforestation poses a serious threat to them, and when the trees they love to dwell in are cut down, they are more likely to wander into people’s homes, where they are more likely to be killed by humans.

They are also a common type of spider that is captured and taken away to be sold off as pets. This is because, if you are going to have a pet spider, why wouldn’t you want a gigantic blue tarantula as your companion?

Bear in mind that they are dangerous animals that are capable of lashing out and biting if they feel threatened.

Despite the fact that they are rare and treasured, they can wind up costing you a lot of money if you want to keep one as a pet.

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