Being bigger than the average human hand means you can take on large prey & not many animals will want to fight you
Scientists don't know if the newly-discovered tarantula is rare or threatened, as areas like Sri Lanka are incredibly biodiverse
It was recently discovered in Angola
“We found the Australian funnel-web spider peptide was better at killing melanoma cancer cells and stopping them from spreading"
Dr Maria Ikonomopoulou started her research in Queensland
The spider with a scorpion-like tail was found perfectly preserved in amber
Arachnophobia is a serious condition