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Tarantula Lasiodora parahybana

Average User Rating:
5/5,
Common Names:
Brazilian salmon pink bird eater
Previous Review/Report Link:
http://arachnoboards.com/threads/lasiodora-parahybana.23918/
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  • From the Wikipedia entry.

    Scientific classification
    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Arachnida
    Order: Araneae
    Suborder: Mygalomorphae
    Family: Theraphosidae
    Genus: Lasiodora
    Species: L. parahybana
    Binomial name
    Lasiodora parahybana

    (Mello-Leitão,1917)

    The Brazilian salmon pink bird-eating tarantula (Lasiodora parahybana), also simply known as the salmon pink or LP, is a relatively large tarantula from north-eastern Brazil. L. parahybana is considered to be the third largest tarantula in the world (behind Theraphosa blondi and Theraphosa apophysis; however, the largest spider is the giant huntsman spider in terms of leg-span).

    It was discovered and described in 1917 by Cândido Firmino de Mello-Leitão, in Paraíba, where the tarantula is endemic.[1] They are popular pets in the tarantula hobby due to their large size and readiness to breed.

    photo credit @JohnDapiaoen

Recent User Reviews

  1. beaker41

    beaker41 Arachnoknight

    beaker41
    5/5,
    "Successful"
    Initial Breeding Date:
    Aug 27, 2015
    Successful:
    Yes
    Special Notes:
    Male was kept in moist coco at around 75 degrees, offered an open water dish, had constructed webbed hide and observed sperm webs.
    Male's mature molt was 6/15.
    Female's last molt was 4/15
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    Pairing:
    Paired in a large common area about 3' diameter, the female was placed in the center first, introducing the male at one side. Male was paired several times over the next couple weeks, allowing 24 hours rest after each hookup
    Observations:
    The male started tapping immediately and found her quickly. I observed several good hookups before they seperated and she didn't pursue him after they were done.
    Male was observed making webs at night immediately after the pairing and several times during the week after successful pairings. Male was cohabitated with female on last pairing and was consumed.
    Post Mating Care:
    Female developed ravenous appetites and were fed till plump on crickets and dubai roaches
    Time & Care:
    Sac was dropped 11/7/2015 and looked to be about 2.5"-3". Sac was pulled 1/13/2015
    Final Details:
    Sac was yielded 866 healthy spiderlings , the last of which molted 3/12/2016
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