- Oct 28, 2016
Hi. This is the tarantula that my friend found in the woods of Penang Island, Malaysia. He caught this thing around 4 months ago. I seriously need help in identifying the species and the sex of it. It's a lil' bit more than 4 inches. It's suppose to be the same species as the one I set as my profile picture because they look pretty much alike. I recieved around 4 juvies that measures roughly 2 inches or more and only one had achieved a 4 inch of legspan. Gave all the juvies away and only kept 1 with 2 inch and the one with 4 inch legspan. The smaller one died for no apparent reason in the death curl. I think it's a Chilobrachys sp. Penang but I'm not sure about it as I'm new in this hobby but all I know is that it is much faster and much more agressive than my Venezuelan Suntiger, and I think it's faster than my old Singapore Blue too (yes I know none of my tarantulas are that suitable for beginners but they are the cheapest I can find here). Oh by the way, I haven't fed this yet until after I kept it for like a week (I just received it a week ago from the friend) because I've heard people saying it's not encouraged to feed a tarantula just after rehousing it and should only do it after a few days. I tried offering it a cricket like 4 hours ago and it still haven't touched it although it do show me its threat pose and tty to escape the enclosure whenever I open the lid of the enclosure. Any help in identifying this species is much appreciated. Thanks in advance.