Whistling Spider's

Moltar

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It refers to most species of Australian tarantulas. It's like calling African t's baboons or calling South American t's bird eaters, it really doesn't mean anything specific. They're called whistling spiders bacause they stridulate readily and it sounds somewhat like a whistle or more accurately, a hiss. Technically it's neither because they don't have lips or vocal chords. It's stridulation, which is the rubbing together of hair-like bristles causing sound.
 

BigJ999

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thats very intresting so they are basicly aussie bird eater's then.
 

B8709

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{D{Dor just play around with it...Aussie Baboon Eater.
 

BigJ999

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Yeah lol ive been reading about baboon's they have a thing for being very defensive and they pack a bad bite.
 

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Australia = Whistling spiders
Africa = Baboons
Asia = Ornamentals (India), Earth tigers (Oriental countries)
South America = Birdeaters
North America = ???

Does North American Ts have a name like that?
 

BigJ999

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hmmm not that i can think of i don't know what the largest North American species is.
 

Moltar

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Australia = Whistling spiders
Africa = Baboons
Asia = Ornamentals (India), Earth tigers (Oriental countries)
South America = Birdeaters
North America = ???

Does North American Ts have a name like that?
Yeah, it's "Tarantula" lolz.
 

AgentD006las

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Yeah, it's "Tarantula" lolz.
+1 on this! Really when i was a little kid and heard the word tarantula i always pictured Southern US tarantulas. It never crossed my mind they were any where else but in the desert.. {D
 
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