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Chaurino Perez Andrate, 17, offers a plate-sized sample of roasted Theraphosa leblondi, the world's largest tarantula in his village of Sejal, Venezuela. Chaurino stuns the leblondi by whacking it with a stick, gathers its legs, and lowers it onto the fire. The spider makes a final hiss as its insides heat up and it shoots out a yard-long spurt of hot juice. After it is roasted for about seven minutes, its charred hairs are rubbed away and the legs pulled off. When we crack them open, there's white meat.(Man Eating Bugs page 175)

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Chaurino Perez Andrate, 17, offers a plate-sized sample of roasted Theraphosa leblondi, the world's largest tarantula in his village of Sejal, Venezuela. Chaurino stuns the leblondi by whacking it with a stick, gathers its legs, and lowers it onto the fire. The spider makes a final hiss as its insides heat up and it shoots out a yard-long spurt of hot juice. After it is roasted for about seven minutes, its charred hairs are rubbed away and the legs pulled off. When we crack them open, there's white meat.(Man Eating Bugs page 175)