Aragog is named after the giant spider from the Harry Potter Series. 

General Facts

  • Lifespan: Females live 20, males pass a few months after mating
  • Native to the Atacama Desert in Chile. This tarantula is known for being able to live in the driest places on earth 
  • Females produce an egg sac with 500 baby spiders
  • Can kick off hairs when scared that are irritating
  • You know they are angry when they put up front legs and present their fangs