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The Brazilian Wandering Spider is a venomous spider found in tropical regions of South America. It is a member of the genus Phoneutria, which includes some of the most venomous spiders in the world. The Brazilian Wandering Spider's habitat includes rain forests, banana plantations, and other rural areas.

The Brazilian Wandering Spider is a large, brown spider with long legs. It is sometimes called the "Banana Spider" because it is often found near banana plants. The Brazilian Wandering Spider's venom is highly toxic and can cause severe pain, muscle spasms, and respiratory problems. However, due to its shy nature and relatively small size, the Brazilian Wandering Spider is not considered a major threat to humans.

Despite its dangerous reputation, the Brazilian Wandering Spider is a fascinating creature and a popular subject of study for arachnologists. These spiders have an interesting courtship ritual and are known to be very aggressive when provoked. They are also thought to be one of the few species of spiders that exhibit suicidal behaviour when threatened.

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Geeky Facts about the Brazilian Wandering Spider

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In Brazilian Portuguese, they are referred to as “armadeiras,” which translates to “armed spiders.”

Fact 2

The Brazilian wandering spiders do not use web to catch prey.

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Their venom affects ion channels and chemical receptors in victims' neuromuscular systems.

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