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One of the largest tarantulas in South Africa is called the Harpactira dictator

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Dimitri Kambas, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. Dimitri Kambas

    Dimitri Kambas Arachnopeon

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  2. That's a nice T love the blue in it
     
  3. sasker

    sasker Arachnolord Active Member

    Want one :D

    Just another question on this topic. What species is called the bobbejaanspinnekop in South Africa? I spoke with a South African friend about my weird hobby of collecting tarantulas (she is a terrible arachnophobe) and she remembered having a lot of tarantulas around where she used to live which were called bobbejaanspinnekop. Is this an umbrella common name for all local tarantulas, like baboon spider? I know bobbejaan means baboon in Afrikaans. Just curious.
     
  4. I'm Sure that word just translates to baboon spider
     
  5. StampFan

    StampFan Arachnobaron Active Member

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    How big do they get exactly?
     
  6. Depends on the speciesThe king baboon gets to about 8"