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Tarantula
The venomous but docile Mexican red-kneed tarantula (Brachypelma smithi or hamorii) is the most common spider used in movies due to its large size and beautiful coloration. A particularly striking tarantula, the Mexican red-kneed has a dark brown body and legs, with orange-red leg joints. The ends of the legs can detect vibrations, smells and tastes, to help the tarantula locate prey and the opposite sex, although it also has a group of eight eyes on the top of the carapace.

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