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  • In June 2005 I went to Peru and for the first time in South America. We had only a week there so the next day we headed to the Amazon […]

    Tambopata, Peru

    In June 2005 I went to Peru and for the first time in South America. We had only a week there so the next day we headed to the Amazon […]

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  • The giant of the tarantulas! This is the largest species of spider in the world, atleast the heaviest. Adult females can reach a size of 10cm in bodylength and 28cm in legspan.

    Theraphosa blondi

    The giant of the tarantulas! This is the largest species of spider in the world, atleast the heaviest. Adult females can reach a size of 10cm in bodylength and 28cm in legspan.

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  • The genus Pterinochilus ranges from east Africa down to South Africa. They are usually very aggressive spiders and beginners should wait to keep them until they get more practice in how tarantulas react before obtaining one.

    Pterinochilus murinus

    The genus Pterinochilus ranges from east Africa down to South Africa. They are usually very aggressive spiders and beginners should wait to keep them until they get more practice in how tarantulas react before obtaining one.

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  • The genus Poecilotheria Pocock 1885 contains at the moment of 16 species whom are found in India and in Sri Lanka. Around 10 species of them are in the hobby and many are bred frequently. Most of them have striking coloration and markings, such as the steel blue metallica.

    Poecilotheria regalis

    The genus Poecilotheria Pocock 1885 contains at the moment of 16 species whom are found in India and in Sri Lanka. Around 10 species of them are in the hobby and many are bred frequently. Most of them have striking coloration and markings, such as the steel blue metallica.

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  • Haplopelma contains some of the more aggressive theraphosids, generally speaking. Lividum can be found in southern Myanmar (Burma) and overlapping the border to Thailand and several other members of the genus are scattered across Thailand, Burma and Malaysia.

    Haplopelma lividum

    Haplopelma contains some of the more aggressive theraphosids, generally speaking. Lividum can be found in southern Myanmar (Burma) and overlapping the border to Thailand and several other members of the genus are scattered across Thailand, Burma and Malaysia.

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