Enorme Cazador Arana

Overview

  The Enorma Cazador Arana is the largest spider on Inanta.  It was said that they were worshipped by the primitive people of Daire Ada, long before the pirate hordes took over the islands.

Basic Information

Anatomy

A Enorme Cazador Arana looks much like any other spider, though much larger.  A full grown Enorme Cazador Arana's leg span runs anywhere from 40-48" from tip to tip, its body anywhere from 9-12 inches, and its head anywhere from 3-4 inches.

Genetics and Reproduction

The male arana will fertilize the female's eggs via intercourse. Then the female arana will eat the male arana for it nutrients.  The female will lays its eggs inside a compatible vessel where it will syphon its energy until it's time for the arana babies to be born.  Up to 100 arana babies can be born at one time, but only a fraction of them will survive.  The survivors will eat their deceased sibling for nutrients, and their incubator if the incubator doesn't survive the birth.  Usually only 5-10 arana babies survive.
The suitable vessel to get a new batch of Enorme Cazador Aranas is a non-magical, non-sentient animal, usually a herd animal such as a horse or cattle.  These vessels are infected by the female arana injecting her eggs into the belly of the animal, usually while they are sleeping.  The arana egg incubate for 12 weeks before bursting out of the animal's belly.  This is usually what kills the animal.

Growth Rate & Stages

Arana babies leg span start out anywhere from 6-9" from tip to tip, its body anywhere from 2-3" inches, and its head about 1 inch. With the proper nutrients, an arana baby leg span will grown to anywhere from 21-24" from tip to tip, its body anywhere from 4-6" inches, and its head about 2 inch within the first six month.  After that growth rate will slow down.  They will reach their adult bodies within 5 years.

Ecology and Habitats

The Enorme Cazador Arana prefer caves and desert climates, but are adaptable to most kinds of weather.  However, the more moisture in the air, like a swamp or frozen area, will keep some of their bodily functions, like reproduction, in a dormant state.  Since they are such adaptable creatures, they can still function in most types of terrain and weather.

Dietary Needs and Habits

The Enorme Cazador Arana will kill small animals or scavenger as needed.  They will eat any dead creature they find if they are hungry.  A family will hunt together to bring down larger kills if smaller kills are not available.

Additional Information

Social Structure

The Enorme Cazador Arana live in family groups until they are able to fend for themselves.  Then they branch out to find others of their species to mate.  Once mated, the female eats the male, lays her eggs in a suitable vessel, and leaves.  She then starts eating to gain energy and nutrients for another mating cycle. She catches and eats small magical creatures or scavenges the bodies of larger magical creatures left to rot.  Then the cycle begins again with another mating.
Genetic Descendants
Scientific Name
Sparassidae Araneae Gargantuan
Lifespan
30 years
Conservation Status
There aren't very many Enorme Cazador Arana left on the islands of Daire Ada as they have been hunted almost to extinction.
Average Length
Leg Span: 48 inches Body: 12 inches Head: 4 inches

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