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TOP 20 largest Tarantulas???

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Ultum4Spiderz, Oct 28, 2011.

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    I am trying to figure out what the top 20 largest Ts are!
    I know these ones in order so far Plus Max Sizes
    1. top 12 so far
    T Apothysis Goliath pinkfoot max 12-13"
    T Blondie/ Stirmi max 12"
    Lasiodora Parahybana Max 11"
    Lasidora Klugi Max 10.5"+
    H. Hercules - Hercules baboon 10"+ (unkown possibly 11"+)
    P Ornata/ Rufilata 10"+ (Tie) Lampropelma violaceopes 10" also
    King baboon 9"
    X IMmanias 9"
    A Genic / A brocklehursti 8.5" (tie) G Pulchripes 8.5"
    P regalis 7-9"

    ( add To list ) your ideas :biggrin:
  2. Ingar

    Ingar Arachnopeon

    I would say that P. rufilata is bigger than P. regalis - those can reach 23cm in legspan 8)
  3. boxofsorrows

    boxofsorrows Arachnopeon

    Doesn't one of the Avicularia's reach a fairly big size? Peru Purple (pet trade name) I think?
  4. Travis K

    Travis K TravIsGinger Old Timer

    Maybe we should have a 'TOP 20 Largest T Thread' Threads?
  5. I think we should have a 20 top biggest T thread:coffee:
  6. Transient

    Transient Arachnosquire

    I've read that female G. pulchra can get to 8", but that seems small compared to these giants.
  7. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    A. braunshauseni..Goliath Pinktoe...i have a 6" female...i believe they get 7"
  8. High_Rolling_T

    High_Rolling_T Arachnosquire

    Don't A. metallica also get a good bit bigger than most Avicularia spp.?
  9. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    yep pretty sure...im shipping off a girl tomorrow thats 5", but looking at her again i think she is over 6"....
  10. synyster

    synyster Arachnobaron

    No specimen has been recorded at 13" and I believe it is 11.85" that holds the known record. Also, it was Theraphosa blondi or Theraphosa stirmi that holds that record (the genus not being sorted out at that time) and not Theraphosa apophysis.

    I have yet to see this...
  11. There are wild bloodlines of larger Lps close to T Blondie.. in captivity they max 10-11" Ive never seen a 11" rob C used to have a 10"
  12. High_Rolling_T

    High_Rolling_T Arachnosquire

    Thanks for that, I never knew it was misidentified. Also, I told him all this in another thread so that future people reading it will have correct info if they ever run across the thread.
  13. synyster

    synyster Arachnobaron

    The Theraphosa genus was reclassified as of 2010 and all specimens before that were classed in two separate species: Theraphosa blondi and Theraphosa apophysis. Later on there became a suspicion that there was in fact 3 different species and Theraphosa blondi sp. burgundy was temporary named that way until classified as Theraphosa stirmi. If you want the PDF of the conclusion, PM me and i'll send it to you.

    And I have heard of the infamous 13" Theraphosa apophysis but there has been no recorded proof or evidence that it really exisited, at least not that I know of. And if I'm wrong, I would love to be corrected...
  14. 1hughjazzspider

    1hughjazzspider Arachnoknight

    Good lord Ultum4Spierz, you've had 105 post in less than a month. That's more than 3 a day. I think you have a problem with forums lol. You may need to see a specialist for help in curing your disease.
  15. Agreed. haha
  16. dragonblade71

    dragonblade71 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    There is an Australian species within the Phlogius genus which supposedly is up there with the giants of the theraphosid world. Mature specimens are described as 'dinner plate size' but no one knows how large it will get when it's fully grown.
  17. High_Rolling_T

    High_Rolling_T Arachnosquire

    I agree about loving to be corrected, but I believe its just a fisherman's tale. And also are you sure that T. aphophysis and T. blondi split in 2010? That's when I joined the hobby(and this forum) and never saw anything about it then. Also, the WSC has T. aphophysis described by Tinter in 1991 and T. blondi by Latreille in 1804. I was around for the appearance of T. stirmi however. PM sent though.

    Lol, there is no cure for addiction to tarantulas. I'd say getting addicted to scorpions or centipedes, but it doesn't really cure it, just adds to it!
  18. synyster

    synyster Arachnobaron

    No, it's Theraphosa blondi that split. T. apophysis never budged, and is still named that way. The issue was that there appeared to be 2 different sp of T. blondi, and once studied, Theraphosa stirmi was identified ;)

    Sorry for the misunderstanding...

    ---------- Post added 10-30-2011 at 12:16 PM ----------

    Leg Span


    If were talking about true spiders included, this is right. I thought we were only on the subject of theraphosidae...