Brazilian Salmon Pink Birdeater (Lasiodora parahybana )

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Anybody have an L. parahybana? I've considering this as my next(2nd) tarantula. I heard they are pretty active and always doing something. I like hear what actual owners say about them. Thanks!
 

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Our parahybana is fairly active. A little bulldozer about two and a have inches in size.
She stopped eating yesterday and walled up the entrance to her burrow.
But her baldy spot is still pink and she still has a Small opening in and out.
So I don't know if she's comoing up for a moult or just being antiscocial.
But she's out of his burrow prowling around quite often, especialy at night usualy.
Has a bit of an attitude already, but is still handleable at this time, but very skittish quick and flighty.
She is a Tremendous eater that just gobbles Everything that hits her substrate.
I would recomend them as they are Very nice looking as adults and just interesting all around as they grow.
Least in my humbe opinion.

:)
 

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These are possibly one of the best display tarantulas and best new world species to keep overall in my opinion. THey are very hardy and they eat voraciously. THey can get very big and healthy because of this great appetite. THey readily take live and dead vertabrate prey and they grow incredibly fast. THey also get very big and they arent show so you can always see them. I love this spider.
 

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I've had my parahybana for a few years now and she is a great display animal, almost never hides. Not overly aggressive either, does tend to flick alot of hairs. Mine is 8' or so and a very good feeder. A really nice addition to any spider collection.

Andy
 

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I bought a 3.5" female L. parahybana for $25 at the reptile show around here. She's molted since, and is a whole inch bigger. I remember thinking when I got her, "They call this pink?". She was fairly unimpressive and mouse brown in color. I bought her anyway, and now she's one of my favorites. Her hairs are terribly itchy to me, but otherwise she's a very calm spider. I haven't seen a bit of bad temper from her yet, but I'm sure I will as she gets bigger. Here's a pic::D
 

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Shes cute, I like the way shes.,...uh,....spreading her....spinnerettes.....:eek:
 

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That's a really good looking Tarantula....I think I may buy a spiderling but there is a reptile show near me so I'll see what they have first.
 

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Shes cute, I like the way shes.,...uh,....spreading her....spinnerettes.....
Given enough time, any thread can degenerate into spider porn.

Lovely spider, btw.
 

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OK....So which of the online dealers would you guy's recommend??
 

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I have one!

I actually took a pic of it with a nickel for size comparison...but I need to reinstall my camera software before i can download and show everyone what a hard time it gave me, getting my nickel back!
 

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Are they difficult to raise from a 1/2" sling?? I've been looking and the price for larger specimens is rather steep. I would rather make an order and get a few new T's at once than to pay for just one and the shipping charges. Thanks!
 

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i didnt get mine as a little sling BUT

I wouldnt think that they would be any harder than any other sling..Mine grew pretty quick within one molt since I got it..I paid 25 for it , it hasnt given me any problems, eats great, comes out of its burrow readily...as this pict shows, when I dropped a nickel in to compare sizes:
 

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it of course, then didnt want me

to have the nickel back...threatening and raising those legs up..LOL...
 

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Originally posted by Cowshark
Given enough time, any thread can degenerate into spider porn.

Lovely spider, btw.
I wasnt trying to talk like spider porn ! I really do like the way she has them spread open. It just sounded wierd. What I like about A.Avics is the way they keep their spinnerets down all the time instead of tucked up against their abdomen. I really wasnt trying to sound pornish! Sorry if it came across that way. :S
 

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HEre is a pic of the underside of my 7 inch L parahybana:



Here is a picture of her from back in September when she killed and devoured an anole. She was still very small at this time. ABout 3 inches probably. She ismuch bigger since then after molting 3 times.


 

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Yeah it sorta does but how many hats do you wear poke you in the eye like that?
 

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How much do they eat full grown......will they still eat crickets??
 

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I wasnt trying to talk like spider porn ! I really do like the way she has them spread open. It just sounded wierd. What I like about A.Avics is the way they keep their spinnerets down all the time instead of tucked up against their abdomen. I really wasnt trying to sound pornish! Sorry if it came across that way. :S
Oh, no, I was just teasing. Really, it says more about my pervy mind that I first thought of porn. But yeah, it is cool how they keep their spinnerets.:)
 
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