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Tarantula ~ Lasiodora parahybana (Brazilian Salmon Pink)

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Scientific name:Lasiodora parahybana
Pop name:Brazilian Salmon Pink
Origin:Eastern Brazil
Leg span:about 25cm
Temperature:Day: 22-26°C
Night: 18-22°C
Can be kept in groups:No
Temperament:Fearless and semi-aggressive
Venomus:Yes, but it's not lethal to humans
Can be handled:Some individuals can be handled but most of them are too aggressive for handling.
Food:Spiderlings can eat pinheads, wood lice and other small articulated animals, while bigger tarantulas (from juvenile) can be fed with crickets, locusts and cockroaches.
Breeding:These animals reproduce through sexual mating. This means that you will need both a female and a male. The male will walk over to the female and “drum” with his pedipalps. If the female is ready she will respond. Then the male uses the hooks on his legs to grab the female’s fangs, and then he will place the sperm on her. After this he will make a, often clumsy, retreat. I recommend you to read more about this before you try to breed.
Terrarium:Spiderlings can be kept in small boxes and jars (just remember to make holes for ventilation), while bigger individuals should be kept in a 30x60cm or 45x45cm terrarium.
Substrate:Something that keeps on the humidity. I will recommend unfertilized peat. Since this specie likes to dig, the substrate should be about 15cm thick.
Other:This is one of the biggest tarantulas in the world, and as if that weren’t enough it’s also fast growing. Perfect if you want a sling that reaches it’s full size in just a couple of years.
Lasiodora parahybana is not recommended for first time tarantula owners.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 July 2009 13:30