Spider Tarantula
Size Smaller than Tarantula A special type of spider, usually larger than many of the spiders
Denote Not all spider are hairy-bodied Always hairy-bodied
Spinnerets Have six Have only two or four
Purpose in making webs To capture prey Carpeting floor of the nest and make hammock-like bedding for resting
Life span Lesser than tarantula Very long and economic

It is nearly noticeable spiders and tarantulas are different in terms of their size and physical characteristics, yet similar as to their capability to produce webs. Spiders and tarantulas are technically both spiders, but tarantulas are an exceptional type of them.

Belonging to the Arachnida class and family order of Aranae is the animal kingdom of spiders. These insects are numbered up to 40,000 species in which is the seventh largest diversification among all the living animal groups. Also, spiders possess’ hairy bodies as well as having more spinnerets which are silky and emanate six tube-like structure. In order to capture their prey, spiders produce silk and later on creating webs.

Belonging to the family order of Theraphoside is a special group of species called tarantulas. There are only 900 species of tarantulas in the world. Size matters for tarantulas as they are bigger than spiders having a length of 10cm the body (from head to tip of their abdomen), a 1 foot leg span and heavy weighing 100g. Their main feature is that all of them have hairy bodies and some of them have bodies that resemble the size of a dinner plate. Tarantulas have only limited spinnerets for about two to four. Tarantulas’ webs are like carpets on the floor of their nest for the purpose of catching their prey as well as a resting place. They can manage to produce silk out of their feet and makes them climbed fast and smoothly.


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