One of the Most Venomous Tarantulas in the World

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  • Published: 23 November 2019
  • The Sapphire Gooty Tarantula (Poecilotheria metallica) is known for two things: it's stunning beautiful colours and the potency of its venom. This new female Gooty tarantula joining our Ant Room is truly a dream species of mine. Today we explore the biology of her species, create a suitable home for her, and attempt the daunting task of moving her into her permanent home. This is an action-packed episode of spider discovery! Watch to see if I get bitten!
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Comments • 4 732

  • AntsCanada
    AntsCanada   2 months back

    Greetings, AC Family! So excited to introduce you to this new beauty! She is totally mind-blowing and quite scary at times. What should we name her? Let me know! Also, don't forget to LIKE, COMMENT, SHARE, and SUBSCRIBE if you enjoyed this video. I'd truly appreciate it! Ant and arachnid love forever!

    • Zachary Grant
      Zachary Grant  2 weeks back

      Or SapphireHaze

    • Zachary Grant
      Zachary Grant  2 weeks back

      Sapphire

    • Atlantis Stormcaller
      Atlantis Stormcaller  3 weeks back

      @Lighsadra S you're absolutely right, and they're not even the most potent venom wise. (Up there though) Clickbait works well for these people unfortunately as they spread more misinformation

    • Atlantis Stormcaller
      Atlantis Stormcaller  3 weeks back

      I have a P. Regalis, close relative. She's a cool arachnid. One of 30 tarantulas I have

      Did you know tarantulas actually aren't spiders though?

    • Lighsadra S
      Lighsadra S  1 months back

      @AsianGuy
      Tarantulas are NOT insects, they’re invertebrates in the arachnid family. Also, they’re NOT even dangerous! There’s not a single documented case of tarantula death in the entire world. Poecilotheria tarantula venom doesn’t even kill you and never has killed anyone it only gives you pain at the area of the bite and flu like symptoms for up to a week. I hate how Antscanada is perpetuating the negative stigmatism of these lovely creatures and making them out to be worse than they really are. The Media and Hollywood have ruined the reputation of snakes and tarantulas alike to strike fear into people for a more interesting show. However, that simply makes most people afraid of all snakes and tarantulas as if every single species of either could kill you which is completely untrue! Sure there ARE many venomous snakes that could kill you, but that doesn’t mean all snakes are bad! Humans kill far more people than even the most deadly of venomous snakes and yet snakes have a worse reputation...This is all thanks to the media and stupid videos or movies releasing improper information. They should be respected and shown for how amazing and beautiful a lot of these snakes and tarantulas really are! They even have really cute sides to them as well! Most tarantulas would actually rather even flee from you than ever bite you in the first place! They only bite if you get up in their space and harass them! Even then many still do not bite. I know this to be true as I own 12 tarantulas and 5 snakes and I’ve NEVER been bitten by ANY of my tarantulas or my snakes except for one of my little kenyan sand boas that accidentally missed the pinkie mouse when I was feeding him but that’s wasn’t his fault it wasn’t intentional, he simply missed because I didn’t use my long tongs and had used my shorter tweezers instead so that’s my fault I was in the way. In any case...I really wish antscanada would correct his information, that tarantula isn’t deadly and it wasn’t being aggressive it was being defensive because he got all up in it’s space.

  • Shot8un Shot8un
    Shot8un Shot8un  2 hours back

    I've herd enough 😂🤣

    • michuconie
      michuconie  1 days back

      I don't know where u getting all the info from but it's mostly misleading and incorrect.

      Ps. Your one is old and not getting any more blue.

      • Jacie Savino
        Jacie Savino  2 days back

        I hope spiders bite everyone who watches this video

        • Fox_Tail_Koda
          Fox_Tail_Koda  2 days back

          no one has died from these spiders though the venom is medically significant the venom is potent though and can cause heart-rate increase followed by sweating, headache, stinging, cramping, or swelling. effects can last for up to a week. however in extreme bites from the genus poecilotheria, effects may still be felt months later.

          • EveryDay
            EveryDay  2 days back

            Gooty 8 shoes.

            • Xiu Yun
              Xiu Yun  2 days back

              How about Nerscylla for the name?

              • Christian Cullen
                Christian Cullen  2 days back

                Gooty with a Booty!

                • Josh Josh
                  Josh Josh  2 days back

                  Hi

                  • Rat Trap
                    Rat Trap  2 days back

                    That marking on the upper part of her backside straight looks like a lil demon doll or something!!

                    • Rat Trap
                      Rat Trap  2 days back

                      You know without proper airflow plants can start to form bacteria, fungus, mold, and mites right? I’d figure out a way to install a small PC fan in the side or something for a little airflow.

                      • ashley budahazy
                        ashley budahazy  3 days back

                        i have a female gooty saphire too , ive had her for 2 years now , i even have a big tattoo of her on my hip lol

                        • ashley budahazy
                          ashley budahazy  3 days back

                          when i got her she was only a little sling no longer than about 2 inches but now shes about 4

                      • Steven Grindey
                        Steven Grindey  3 days back

                        I was lucky with my p,met got a sling that turned out female

                        • Elduderino H
                          Elduderino H  3 days back

                          Not much in the trade about the severity of the bite. Cobalt blues, Singapore blues and Indian ornamentals all have much worse reputation of venom significance in the keepers I've dealt with.

                          • Neko The GrumpyCat
                            Neko The GrumpyCat  3 days back

                            can i cut spider's tooth like cat's nails???

                            • kaitlyn zarr
                              kaitlyn zarr  4 days back

                              Spider paws 🐾

                              • Ryan Lewis
                                Ryan Lewis  4 days back

                                You're a creepy fuckin weirdo

                                • Abraham Rodriguez
                                  Abraham Rodriguez  4 days back

                                  You need a girlfriend.... but very cool

                                  • Jacki Pinales
                                    Jacki Pinales  4 days back

                                    Okay AntsCanada... I wasn’t really sure what stories we’re getting with ants the focus is on these GALS

                                    • Mizzy MizzyTheHybirdOof

                                      So did u give exotic lairs Thailand black

                                      • Robert Barnett
                                        Robert Barnett  4 days back

                                        17:52 Uh ooh....stinky pooooooooooooooh

                                        • chrisacres
                                          chrisacres  5 days back

                                          I've taken a bite from my fully grown adult female. It sucked but it wasn't immobilizing or life changing.

                                          • The Giraffe Goddess
                                            The Giraffe Goddess  5 days back

                                            Magnolia? Idk It just came to mind

                                            • 20PINKluvr
                                              20PINKluvr  5 days back

                                              Was this another gift from exoticslair?

                                              • Mujirama
                                                Mujirama  5 days back

                                                you could have reused the coco fibre ^^'

                                                • Nathan Coatney
                                                  Nathan Coatney  5 days back

                                                  Mikey, isn't S. Calceatum the most venomous tarantula in the world?

                                                  • iFerg's aim
                                                    iFerg's aim  6 days back

                                                    dude, this is my first time watching a vid of yours
                                                    your narration is crazy, made me watch 'til the end 🤣

                                                    #Arachnophobe

                                                    • Dekatrea
                                                      Dekatrea  6 days back

                                                      15:38
                                                      hey look, a new neighbor! BOB, GET THE PRESSURE WASHER!!!

                                                      • Diego Yepes
                                                        Diego Yepes  6 days back

                                                        Princess Pea? You mentioned they're called Peacock Spiders, but Princess Peacock wouldn't make sense since Peacock is Male while Female is Peafowl.

                                                        • Kaitlyn Burton
                                                          Kaitlyn Burton  6 days back

                                                          Jasmine from Aladdin

                                                          • Minnie KABOOM
                                                            Minnie KABOOM  6 days back

                                                            Poecilotheria *Metallica*

                                                            • Epicgamer55
                                                              Epicgamer55  7 days back

                                                              i hate spiders but not tarantulas

                                                              • Kermitdsithlord0603
                                                                Kermitdsithlord0603  7 days back

                                                                When you mentioned azula i remembered Imelda and almost cried😞

                                                                • sukondeze
                                                                  sukondeze  1 weeks back

                                                                  No the most dangerous is the funnel Web in Australia

                                                                  • Karo 7
                                                                    Karo 7  1 weeks back

                                                                    5:07 "This girl right here. is a YOUNG gooty."
                                                                    No she is old. She is going white. that means she ist old. Who ever sold you here, mabye ripped you off.

                                                                    • I Stan SanaMinatozaki
                                                                      I Stan SanaMinatozaki  4 days back

                                                                      True female pmets turn grayish white like that of an indian ornamental tarantula whenever they get old

                                                                  • Hydrid Wolf
                                                                    Hydrid Wolf  1 weeks back

                                                                    Cerulia

                                                                    • Hydrid Wolf
                                                                      Hydrid Wolf  1 weeks back

                                                                      Tracy

                                                                      • Hydrid Wolf
                                                                        Hydrid Wolf  1 weeks back

                                                                        white tiger

                                                                        • Stjarnflicka
                                                                          Stjarnflicka  1 weeks back

                                                                          You’re such an amazing youtuber/storyteller/so respectful to animals!

                                                                          • Stjarnflicka
                                                                            Stjarnflicka  1 weeks back

                                                                            That is actually the cutest/prettiest spider I’ve ever seen!

                                                                            • TobonstorJ
                                                                              TobonstorJ  1 weeks back

                                                                              Amazing hollow

                                                                              • Derek Patterson
                                                                                Derek Patterson  1 weeks back

                                                                                Princess Jasmine would be a good name.

                                                                                • Alex Roos
                                                                                  Alex Roos  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Name her: Please never touch me.

                                                                                  I like ants. I do not like spiders. I really, REALLY, do not like spiders.

                                                                                  • Mavelll
                                                                                    Mavelll  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Aredesha

                                                                                    • M.J. Films
                                                                                      M.J. Films  1 weeks back

                                                                                      You should have a tv show

                                                                                      • Grace Smith
                                                                                        Grace Smith  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Mystique

                                                                                        • Lunipy gachaverse
                                                                                          Lunipy gachaverse  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Name it "Sapphire beauty"

                                                                                          • dragonlover7196
                                                                                            dragonlover7196  1 weeks back

                                                                                            collab between the dark den and antscanada wen