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Monday, November 19, 2007


Above is the Brazilian Salmon Pink Tarantula (Lasiodora parahybana), another species of tarantula that is popular in the pet trade. Originating from Brazil (hence the name), this spider can grow up to a leg span of 30cm! Gosh, that is almost 12inches! Although experts do not recommend this particular specie for beginners because they are fast, large, and will possibly kick off urticating hairs fer-de-lance pit viper snake. Whew!! I don’t think I can handle this! if annoyed. Experts observe that it is not quick to bite, in fact, they say that with proper care, it is quite 'handleable'. However, its fangs (in adults and sub-adults) are capable of inflicting medically significant mechanical damage. In the wild, the Brazilian salmon pink tarantula has even been known to prey on the deadly

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