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Biggest non-arboreal OWs?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Patherophis, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. Patherophis

    Patherophis Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Considering sizes one can find on internet are not always credible, I would like to ask which are the biggest non-arboreal Old world tarantula species. I guess Pelinobius muticus and Selenocosmia crassipes will be pretty high on the list. Thanks for any input.
     
  2. Vanessa

    Vanessa Grammostola Groupie Arachnosupporter

    Hysterocrates can get pretty large.
     
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  3. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX ArachnoGod Active Member

    Goddess, heretics. The Goddess*.

    Not only the biggest, but the greatest.

    *0.1 Pelinobius muticus PBUH (Peace Be Upon Her).
     
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  4. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    Hystocrates...P. muticus is similarly sized.
     
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  5. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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  6. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Hysteocrates for sure. I've heard some taxonomists believe there's species of the genus larger than Theraphosa. Maybe @birdspidersCH can confirm? I think I read it on your channel.

    Some Chilobrachys get really big too. My sp kraeng krachen is easily 7", most likely a little past 7.5". That's on par with alot of ow arboreals.

    I've HEARD Haplopelma doriae is monstrous too. But I've never seen a live specimen or photos on a tape.
     
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  7. Gogyeng

    Gogyeng Arachnobaron Active Member

    Yes Chilobrachys Kraeng krachen is enormous. Yet, not exceeding Pelinobius and Hysterocrates contenders, prob 7.5'-8' max, however the later two sp. are slooow growers so I wouldn't be surprised one can find a record-beating female 40yo. deep in a burrow,
     
  8. Patherophis

    Patherophis Arachnobaron Active Member

    Thank You all, I didnt know Hysterocrates are so huge, definitely adding genus on my wishlist. :)
    Which (species)hobby mix would You reccomend ?
     
  9. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    Hystocrates are absolutely NOT slow growers by any stretch of the imagination....nothing at all like P. muticus.
     
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  10. Gogyeng

    Gogyeng Arachnobaron Active Member

    You are absolutely right, what was I thinking. Its only P muticus which takes ages to go through molts / higher longevity.
     
  11. korg

    korg Arachnobaron

    From Hysterocrates only gigas, laticeps, and crassipes are really available (in the US hobby anyway) along with some populations that are labeled by locality (sp. "Cameroon" etc)... the taxonomic differences are pretty much just related to leg IV girth, and they otherwise seem to look, act, and grow pretty similarly. So similar in fact that there's been a lot of unfortunate hybridization over the years and most of what we see in the hobby is some kind of mash up of the above species on some level. All that aside, these are amazing spiders to keep! Great diggers, great eaters, fast growing, and look really nice in their own way. I'd recommend you pick up as many as you can!

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  12. RezonantVoid

    RezonantVoid Hollow Knight Arachnosupporter

    S/P.Crassipes can get over 200mm in legspan (8"+) with the right care. I have read rumours of 260mm before but having never seen it in person I can't confirm if that's true. But yea, pretty dang big
     
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  13. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    Has there been another revision?
     
  14. RezonantVoid

    RezonantVoid Hollow Knight Arachnosupporter

    Of course not! Australia is too lazy to classify anything properly ;).
    Some people use Phlogius and others Selenocosmia so I figure I'd just use both to avoid confusion. All we know is some from Selenocosmia and Phlogius will be swapped
     
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  15. John2097

    John2097 Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

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    H hainanum , H schmidti ( cyriopagopus) gets pretty big and chunky. Bigger than my AF H gigas


    H hainanum pair male is probably 6”
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  16. korg

    korg Arachnobaron

    Quite the perspective in that shot... if the male on the right is 6" the female looks to be about 30"!
     
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  17. John2097

    John2097 Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

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    The female is only 7” dl
     
  18. korg

    korg Arachnobaron

    It's definitely chunky too, like you said! And really towering over the male there. Nice spider.
     
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  19. Gogyeng

    Gogyeng Arachnobaron Active Member

    yes because its standing it looks even more enormous, a very large lady you have .=,)
     
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  20. John2097

    John2097 Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

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    I’m always scared pairing this sp. I feel like when I put them together the female will grab the mm and destroy him in instant :nailbiting: Lol