- Oct 11, 2002
They used to be Brasilopelma coloratovillosum, they're now Nhandu coloratovillosus (gotta get those Latin genders agreeing ),Originally posted by Code Monkey
They used to be Brasilopelma coloratovillosum, they're now Nhandu coloratovillosus (gotta get those Latin genders agreeing ), common name is just Brazilian Black and White - other than country, common names are limited to three words by convention.
I have a young female (knock, knock, knock) and I definitely would not try to handle her. She is the only one of my Ts that's ever given me a threat display. I've been working on teaching/desensitising her to take food from tongs. Sometimes she will leap up and grap the cricket on the tongs while it's still inches above the ground - a fairly aggressive little girl that I don't need any closer to my fingers than necessary.
I didn't realize I used the old species spelling, thanks .
I haven't sexed mine yet. It just molted to like 2.5" recently. My B.klassi is a female. She's not mature yet though. The black and white never reared up, but has kicked hairs a couple of times. They are amazing feeders. Mine grabbed a cricket mid-air. I didn't think they had hops .