Hey everyone, this is another short post. The next post I will be dwelving into spiderling care and growth stuff.
Today I wanted to post some pictures of the gang. Here are several species
Please click the pictures for a bigger view
Lets start with the newest to my collection.
Heres a Haplopelma species. This genus really enjoys to create elaborate burrows to hide in and wait for prey to walk by. Very beautiful secretive species, that is very defensive of its territory, so I only advise these to experienced keepers, or people who aren’t afraid easily. Because when being afraid you can make a mistake that could kill your spider that would be sad.
Here is a H. maculata. This species gets to be about 5″ish+ With starking white and black contrast that make them somewhat looks like they are dalmatian spotted, which I think is totally cute. This species is VERY fast, but quite docile, however it is not advised to handle as they possess a strong venom that really hurts for a few days. It mostly attacks muscle sensation causing severe cramping and the bite area ends up feeling like a very bad burning sensation so it’s advised not to handle the spider. However, just to let you all know, tarantula venom is not known to be medically significant – just be responsible with your spiders and you will be pain free. (There has been NO death caused by tarantula envenomation to humans either.)
It’s a semi if not mostly arboreal species. Mine loves to hang out in her dirt tunnel it creates that connects to the ground. They are also very shy and light sensitive.
This is Psalmopoeus cambridgei. Another fast but docile spider. It’s bite isn’t as bad as the previous spider, and they are right gorgeous. This is an Arboreal species that loves to make dirt curtains hehe. Really neat.
They get to be about 5-6″. The one I am holding is only 4.5″ so she will get stockier, with greener/gold hues as she gets older
Here is a relative of the above spider, who is in the same genus Psalmopoeus. This one is called Psalmopoeus irminia, really beautiful. Right now she is 1.5″ however, When she gets older, she will become jet black with hot wheels like orange flames on the tips of her legs. Very striking. This species is more defensive then cambridgei, but just as fast.
I will share with you two more species, and something you might be surprised about knowing – not all tarantulas are huge! There are many dwarf species as well, such as the cuties I am about to show you !
This is Heterothele villosella, this is actually a communal species. A communal species is a species of tarantula, or animal in general that lives and works together in their little community. This species of tarantula does just that. At the moment I have 5 of these beauties living together
The below is about 1.5″ and will get maybe .5″ bigger.
Here is another dwarf tarantula. Cyriocosmus perezmilesi. This one is pretty adult and tiny eh? hehe, I love the heart shape on its abdomen (butt area) it’s so cute. Perfect girlfriend gift!
It’s a dry loving terrestrial species.
Anyways folks, I hope you enjoyed some of the kiddos above! Just to let you know I have more ;D