An Acromantula a giant magical species of arachnid. They are approximately the size of a cart-horse, have eight eyes, eight legs, and sharp pincers. Believed to be a species bred by wizards to act as guards over their valuables. They are capable of human speech, are cannibalistic and are known to eat humans. Have highly venomous fangs. Classified by the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures as XXXXX.
Acromantulas were first spotted in Borneo around 1794, they generally live in thick jungles or forested areas. Acromantulas are social animals, unlike their non-magical counterparts, and live in colonies containing hundreds of their species. Led by the oldest male and female of the species, Acromantulas are also able to create emotional bonds with other intelligent beings, but this likely only happens if they form the bond at a very young age. The basilisk is said to be the greatest enemy of all spiders. Acromantulas are not excluded from this generalization. Due to the basilisk’s killing gaze, and the Acromantula’s wide range of vision, the Acromatulas are highly susceptible to being killed in this manner. The fangs of an acromantula contain highly toxic venom, this venom was valued at approximately 100 Galleons/pint in 1996.
Acromantula comes the Greek acro, which means high, and the suffix -mantula from the English word tarantula.
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Aragog is an Acromantula that was raised by Rubeus Hagrid at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, creating a unique bond and loyalty that extends to Rubeus Hagrid and “friends of Hagrid.”
Acromantulas generally grow to be 5.5 to 6.5 feet high. However, some Acromantula that grow to an old age like Aragog, can grow legs up to 15 feet in length.
Aragog contracted an unknown illness that took his life despite Hagrid’s attempts to nurture him back to health. Although Rubeus Hagrid was able to spare his corpse from being cannibalized by Aragog’s offspring, the loyalty that Rubeus Hagrid had with Aragog did not extend to his children.
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