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L. parahybana

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Longbord1, May 22, 2003.

  1. Longbord1

    Longbord1 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    can L. parahybana be handled i won the arachno quikie contest and i don't know what to do can people inform me
  2. stu

    stu Arachnoknight Old Timer

    L.Parahybana is well up there on my wish list - I hope to be getting a few slings soon :)

    Although Ive never kept them before I have read and heard that they are normally docile but have a habit of kicking hairs. Most people Ive spoke to who keep them say that they make good display tarantulas - they tend to stay in the open a lot. They also seem to have huge appetites and are fast growers

    They also grow huge :) 9inchs or so?

    Although I tend not to handle any T unless I have too, I assume, if they are docile, they can be handled - but once they grow big be careful of them falling.

    Im sure if im wrong someone will correct me - like I said ive never kept them myself.

    Also what Ive learned since getting into this hobby is its pretty hard to know what a T will do no matter what species :)


  3. Longbord1

    Longbord1 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    i can sell u a sling
  4. stu

    stu Arachnoknight Old Timer


    Id love you too - but im over in the UK, im gonna get a few from rich in Birmingham I hope,

    cheers though,

  5. I've also found my sub-adult one to kick-hairs pretty readily, but no real threat-displays as of yet. Wouldn't think of handling it though, I'd get really itchy and I'd get a shaved-looking T again.
  6. Longbord1

    Longbord1 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    i won twenty can i keep them together at full size and are they easy to breed
  7. If you have some primal roman blood in you, do keep them together as adults. You'll get one fat and 19 parahybana-meals, probably.

    So no, keep them separately.
  8. Longbord1

    Longbord1 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    what about when there slings
  9. rapunzel

    rapunzel Arachnodemon Old Timer

    holy smokes, no you cant keep them together, unless

    you want only one very fat t. They will eat each other.
    I love my L. parahybana, they grow FAST, love to dig burrows, and spend half the time doing that, half the time hanging out in the open.
    The kick hairs QUICK, they don't like to be handled, love to eat, and they get big.
    this is my favorite T.
  10. rob

    rob Got Inverts? Old Timer

    I have a L. parahybana sling (about 1.5 to 2") and it is loaded with attitude! I open the container and it is immediately in defensive posture. It actually charges at anything that enters the container. I wouldn't handle it, it is super quick. Oh BTW, its also an eating machine. I'd swear sometimes I can actually watch it get fatter by the minute.:)
  11. TheSpiderHouse

    TheSpiderHouse Arachnosquire Old Timer

    I have one that's about 4-5 inches.. the sucker is very non-handlable. It attacks just about anything that comes into its cage. When I pour water in the dish, it attacks the water, if I remove the dish, it attacks the dish, if I use my tongs to grab a bolus, it attacks the tongs. It also flicks hairs at anything. Often just opening the lid to the tank causes a hair bombardment. Man, what an impressive appetite though! If it ever turns down food, you can be sure a molt is upcoming. Great display T also, mine never goes in its corkbark retreat. It just sits out in the open and dares anything to mess with it. As already mentioned, I wouldn't put two together.. even as slings. Will end up with one fat sling that way. Mines a bit of a diva in that it hasn't so much as moved the slightest bit of dirt.. though some move dirt around a lot. They aren't really deep burrowers, they just seem to think they are construction workers.. always renovating thier cage. Mines more of a pet rock though.. a rock with a massive appetite, and lots of attitude. Heres a mug shot of it with 2 superworms in its fangs..
  12. Mine won't attack things like the waterdish being removed, or my hand trying to rearrange something, but she will come investigating, meaning come and put a foot or two on whatever is bothering her environment. She tries to climb sometimes, but that's about the sorriest thing I've ever seen :p
    Not much of a digger, just some small holes against the corners of the tank, however she does like to halfly bury the sad downhanging leaves of the Philodendron still alive in there.
  13. i cant wait for mine to get here from the contest.. its gonna be so cool having that many slings with that kind of appetite :D
  14. NightCrawler

    NightCrawler Arachnoknight Old Timer

    You guys are so lucky to see your l.parahybanas. My 2 2" slings hides 24/7 and havent eaten in the 3 weeks I have had them
  15. Longbord1

    Longbord1 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    how many di u win i got 20
  16. i got 20 also.. i was 14 away from the total amount

  17. Longbord1

    Longbord1 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    my mom freaked so i could only get 3
  18. Well im sporting the "What mom doesnt know wont hurt her" Method.. she thinks i have 3 tarantulas.. got 10.. lol=D
    I Say get the 20.. sell 10 and say noone will buy the other 10 and you cant just throw them out ;P
  19. Longbord1

    Longbord1 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    first things first
    1. U don't know m,y mom;P
    2. we have no big cages
    3. We don't wanna pay 30 bucks a week for crickets
    4. i only know one person who will buy it my teacher
    5. The petshops would never take a 11 inch T
    6. My friends think im looney for having a G Rosea

    P.S. sorry if i sound bitchy this is not direct towards u at all don't take it personally=D =D =D =D =D
  20. Longbord1

    Longbord1 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    what was hte total amount