The Millipede Giant Spider, scientifically known as Diplopoda Gigantus Araneae, is the biggest known arachnid in the world. John William Bakersfield discovered it on March 3rd, 2017, in the depths of the Congo Basin, the biggest African rain forest. The spider digs through the dirt to make a hole that serves as shelter. It does so by digging with a lot with its feet, easily going through any floor surface.
The Millipede Giant Spider is shaped like an ellipsoid, 1-5 inches in length after hatching from the eggs and can reach up to a length of 2 feet in its adulthood. The spider has 1,000 feet, as derived from the name, and has a hue of wine red with a black stripe right though the middle. The fur on the spider is known to be poisonous, which protects the spider from any predators. So far, it is unknown whether the spider has any predators.
The spider’s lifespan has been discovered to be only 3 days, making it one of the fastest dying arachnid's in the world. On its last day, the spider hatches 1-10 eggs, in which 1-2 usually survive. It takes the eggs 3 days to hatch, which makes them very vulnerable if found in the hole by predators. It has been observed to so far eat any insect that is not poisonous. There has been many reports of the spider being able to eat small birds. However, it has not yet been confirmed by scientist. Researchers have discovered through its anatomy that the spiders stomach can handle big animals, which makes the bird-eating claims not impossible.