Monocentropus lambertoni

korg

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6" adult female Monocentropus lambertoni. It's a medium sized tarantula with great bulky Eumenophorinae body structure. Named after French scientist Charles Lamberton, currently the only species in the hobby native to Madagascar. These are absolutely beautiful and unique spiders!

 

creepa

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I had a big breeding group of these in the past...
Absolutely my favorite baboon species!!
 

korg

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I had a big breeding group of these in the past...
Absolutely my favorite baboon species!!
Mine as well. Do you still keep them? In the US it seems they are unfortunately rare.
 

creepa

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Mine as well. Do you still keep them? In the US it seems they are unfortunately rare.
Sadly i dont have them anymore and like Kezy said there pretty rare here to...
 

korg

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Sadly i dont have them anymore and like Kezy said there pretty rare here to...
Hopefully there are still a few more slings/juvies being raised up out there... The one pictured was imported several years ago as an adult so is possibly 10+ years old at this point. Would be great to get a chance to breed her before she's gone.
 

Angel Minkov

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What we call lambertoni in the hobby isn't the real lambertoni. Nevertheless, beautiful spiders, whatever they are.
 

korg

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What we call lambertoni in the hobby isn't the real lambertoni. Nevertheless, beautiful spiders, whatever they are.
Indeed! I know there are other respected and informed members of our community who share that view. This spider is the "hobby lambertoni" until someone clears it all up.
 
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