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Tarantula Megaphobema robustum

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Common Names:
Columbian giant red leg
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  • Megaphobema robustum - From Wikipedia
    Scientific classification
    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Arachnida
    Order: Araneae
    Suborder: Mygalomorphae
    Family: Theraphosidae
    Subfamily: Theraphosinae
    Genus: Megaphobema
    Species: M. robustum
    Binomial name
    Megaphobema robustum

    Ausserer, 1875[1]
    Megaphobema robustum, known as the Colombian giant tarantula or Colombian giant redleg, has a span of 6 to 8 inches. Found in the tropical rainforests of Colombia and Brazil near logs, it will eat crickets, other large insects, small lizards and various mice. It is known for its defensive behavior.

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  1. beaker41

    beaker41 Arachnoknight

    Initial Breeding Date:
    Sep 26, 2015
    Special Notes:
    Female's last molt was 6/16/2015
    Males mature molt was 7/20/2015
    They were paired in a large common area 3 times, allowing 24 hours between attempts.
    Several good hookups were observed and after the third pairing male was cohabitated overnight and was consumed.
    Post Mating Care:
    No special post pairing care
    Time & Care:
    Sac was dropped 12/15/2015, was pulled 1/13/2016
    Final Details:
    Eggsac was about 2" diameter, covered in a rough brown fur but dry on the inside despite a wet environment deep at the bottom of the burrow.
    Eggs were large and mostly opaque, look to be infertile
    [​IMG] Unsucessful attempt, the pairing looked good but something obviously went wrong with fertilization.