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Gustavo S

Wild T Northeastern Brazil

These appear a lot at my uni, in Northeastern Brazil, I usually just pick them up with a small plastic bucket and let them go at the forest, a particularly small one ppeared and I decided to try to keep it, this particular one in the photo was 5~6" I believe.

Wild T Northeastern Brazil
Gustavo S, May 13, 2018
    • Gustavo S

      This is the juvenile I plan to keep, presumably they're from the same species, I think it is some sort of Avicularia or Lasiodora
    • KezyGLA
      Lasiodora sp.
    • CEC
      Certainly looks like Lasiodora, definitely not Avicularia. The bigger one is a mature male so I'm glad you let him go.
    • Gustavo S
      I see, so Lasiodora, will look a bit more into it and ask around the uni if someone knows for sure... Whenever a big one appears I catch it and release it inside the fence of the protected forest of the uni, unfortunately it's almost a daily thing to see one or two that went beyond the fence and got stomped by someone who doesn't know better
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    • Gustavo S
      @CEC Oh yeah, how can you sex them ? Most what I see when I search sexing is about molts
    • KezyGLA

      Upon maturity, males will posses emboli (male reproductive organs). This makes the pedipalps appear to be bolbus (circled pink). Some species including those from the genus Lasiodora will posses tibial spurs/hooks upon maturity (shown with yellow arrows).
    • Gustavo S
      @KezyGLA Understood! thanks for the info!
    • Cas S
      I want one lol, does anyone know the species?
    • Dovey
      The juvie looks like my LP at that size.
    • Gustavo S
      I spoke with a local hobbyst who said it probably was a L. parahybana, based on the place I found it, will confirm it with some biology teachers in the uni, but yeah, I'll just say it's likely a L. parahybana;

      Also, it is surprisingly tame for a WC, I'm really loving this little guy;

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