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Tarantulas are dangerous or deadly to humans.


Both the European wolf spiders originally called tarantulas, and the theraphosid spiders, often kept as pets and called tarantulas now, have been reputed dangerous to humans but they aren't. Tarantulas are large, photogenic and most are easily handled, and therefore they have been very widely used in horror and action-adventure movies. In reality, the venom of these largest-of-all-spiders generally has very low toxicity to humans.

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