BLUE Planet Aquarium’s new Venom feature is about to get even deadlier.
The world’s largest and most venomous spiders will arrive just in time for the May Bank Holiday weekend.
The Cheshire Oaks aquarium is adding two more terrifying species to its collection of the planet’s most dangerous creatures.
The Brazilian wandering spider is in the Guinness World Records as the planet’s most venomous spider.
Also known as the banana spider because of its habit of stowing away in shipments of the fruit, it is believed to be responsible for killing more people than any other arachnid.
It will be joined by the goliath bird eating spider – the world’s biggest spider species with a legspan of more than 25 cms – the size of an average dinner plate.
Despite its name this spider normally feeds on lizards and rodents, using its massive 3cm fangs to kill its prey.
Blue Planet Aquarium’s Paul Renolds said: “With the arrival of these two truly awesome spider species we now have the highest concentration of potentially deadly creatures anywhere in the country.
“In addition to the goliath and Brazilian wandering spider, Venom is home to everything from stinging jellyfish, deadly stonefish and poisonous lionfish to venomous snakes, stinging scorpions and toxic tarantulas.”
In preparation for the forthcoming elections, the aquarium is also planning to hold its own referendum among visitors to discover its most terrifying exhibit.
“With the election approaching we’ve invited our visitors to decide on which of our creatures scare them the most – there are plenty to choose from,” said Paul.