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lasiodora klugi vs parahybana

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by curioussnake, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. ArachnoEvans

    ArachnoEvans Arachnopeon

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    There's a striatus on The Spider Shop website, looks very nice. Just thought i might tell you, looks like a e.murinus cross L.parahybana :p
     
  2. Jared781

    Jared781 Arachnobaron

    that intesne... yet look what i first came across searching L. striatus!

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    its like damn, what a MORPH!!
     
  3. I've had both and think L. klugi is slightly better-looking- but also agree that it is more defensive. This isn't saying much as I've only ovvned one of each spp from vvhich to dravv any conclusions. VVhile I can't find reference to the claim, an indiv female L klugi purportedly once held the overall vveight record for all Theraphosids- vvhich vvould mean, if this vvere correct, including T blondi, stirmi and apophysis as vvell. I've heard from reliable sources that vvhile parahybana is leggier/lankier, klugi is proportionately more massive. I lost both of my specimens to a faulty heater quite avvhile back. The female parahybana vvas large- a little over eight inches. The klugi, although only 6" or so at her death, vvas defintitely proportionately thicker. Good luck.

    Yes, my keyboard has throvvn it's double-u's for novv- and all of the above are actually tvvo v's- LOL

    Terry
     
  4. Big B

    Big B Arachnoknight

    Terry D,

    I have heard/read the same, klugi are heavier bodied, but the parahybana have a slightly bigger leg span. I currently have two klugi and one parahybana.

    Wow, sorry to hear your heater stuck on, I run a dual thermostat controller in series to make sure my cabinet doesn't become an oven.
     
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  5. Munch

    Munch Arachnosquire

    The l.parahybana is cheaper and (in my opinion) less attractive than l.klugi they get about the same size in legspan ,but l.klugi gets hevier bodied than l.parahybana a true l.klugi is pretty rare in the pet trade
    Hope it helped ,Trevor
     
  6. cmcghee358

    cmcghee358 Arachnoknight

    This was originally posted in 2005, and hasn't been posted in for a year. I think he figured out what he wanted between the two options
     
  7. BaddestRuffest

    BaddestRuffest Arachnosquire

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    Can't help but laugh when people ressurect 8 year old threads without realising.
     
  8. Munch

    Munch Arachnosquire

    oh crap lol!
     
  9. Yeah Old threads somehow are brought back, Usualy from members who no longer are on AB. I had 2 Ts in 2005 but didn't know about this site.

    Real shame I wish they still were active :(
     
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  10. Poec54

    Poec54 Arachnoemperor Active Member

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    There's a lot of good info and pics in old threads. There's been some VERY knowledgeable collectors/breeders here in the past, and we can still learn from their old posts. Some of the most knowledgeable people in the hobby don't come by here anymore, which is a shame. That's one I reason I try to discourage some of the repetitive basic care threads (from beginners who haven't taken the time to do any research) or gems like 'What should I name my spider'. These chase away the people we really need, the ones that can teach us. If we let this forum become Amateur Hour, there's no reason for the experts to come here.
     
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  11. Ghost Dragon

    Ghost Dragon Arachnopeon

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    +1, I agree, bonesmama. My girl is fascinating to watch, mainly due to her sheer size (almost 9 inches). It's astonishing to watch a T that large move so fast, when it comes to dinner. And she's a real pig too: I've seen her stuff three full size crickets in her face at once. :laugh:
     
  12. I fed my LP 2-3 male dubias in one sitting she would eat them all.
     
  13. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    They may not be boring acting, but they sure are boring LOOKING! Plain jane's of the t world...LP's, A. anax, G. porteri..none of them are special looking in the least. The LP's appetite is all its got going for it IMO. To me they just look like an even less colorful G. porteri. IMO every single large t on the planet looks better than an LP....just my personal opinion, and nothing more though.;)

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    So would a genic, so would any Phormic, so would any Pamph, etc...their appetite is basically the norm for large fast growing t's IME.
     
  14. Yes all of those species have crazy appetites, I have a few of each genus. Shocking how much they can eat, they keep my dubia colony from going out of control.
     
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  15. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    They actually have me thinking about starting a roach colony, which I never thought I'd do. But I do have a fondness for big appetite terrestrials.
     
  16. Poec54

    Poec54 Arachnoemperor Active Member

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    Who knows, you might like snacking on roaches yourself.
     
  17. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    Anything is good either deep fried or dipped in chocolate...teehee....mmmmmm roaches!:drool:
     
  18. David VB

    David VB Arachnosquire

  19. Akai

    Akai Arachnobaron

    I do realize this is old post but L. klugi trumps LPs anyday. They are better looking, thickly built heavy weight spider and they aren't as common as LPs which are the rosies of the large terrestial tarantula world.
     
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  20. 14pokies

    14pokies Arachnoprince Active Member

    i had a female that was the size of aa time warner cable remote and that was from leg 1 to leg 4 on the same side! Way bigger than any t blondie or pampho ive ever seen. I had pictures but tbe phone they were on self destructed. My girlfriend has seen them tho and can verify that im not telling fish storys. She was massive!