Thursday 26th March

I would just like to say a big thank you to my lovely and loyal customers. I really appreciate you all, now more than ever! I have decided that I cannot carry on posting orders for the time being, quite frankly I can’t take the stress. Royal Mail cannot guarantee to deliver by 1pm the following day and I really don’t want my creatures held up in the mail and the added worry that it would cause my customers and myself. I will of course still be looking after all the animals but I also have people who rely on me for their care and I need to prioritise at this scary time. I am happy for people to collect from me (I will pack the animals and have them ready for contactless collection / no minimum spend). You can ring through your order and pay cash.

 

I will review the situation every few days but I cannot see anything improving anytime soon. You are welcome to phone me for a chat, I will be updating my Facebook page and writing a new blog entry shortly but for now please take care of yourselves, stay safe and sane. Thankfully my husband has a secure job but I know only too well that those who are self-employed or have been laid off due to the virus will be suffering, along with those people who are elderly and isolated. Perhaps I can do some videoing in the bug room and set up my mini scenes with the bugs to cheer things up just a little.


I have written and uploaded a new blog entry for my website today (for those who are interested :)

  • Lasiodora Parahybana - Salmon Pink Birdeating Tarantula

Common Name:Salmon Pink Birdeating Tarantula
Scientific Name: Lasiodora parahybana

Status: Captive Bred

Country of origin - Brazil
Habitat: Ground dwelling
Suitability:  Generally quite calm, but very big

My Opinion:
My favourite 'giant' tarantula. These spiders grow huge, they are very furry and pretty and so much nicer than other giant species like the Goliath Birdeater (in my opinion). They start off as tiny spiderlings and over several years reach huge proportions. They tend to sit out in the open where they can be seen and are always eager to feed. I wouldn't want to pick one up (although I know people who do handle them), they don't seem overly aggressive, just a little jumpy.   

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It is difficult to give a size for the spiders as stock is constantly changing. Generally, the small size is a spiderling up to 1.5cm body length (small will be SMALL), juvenile is a grown on spiderling with a body length of about 1.5cm, medium 2cm to 4cm and a large is 4cm to fully adult (but a lot depends on the species!)

I am happy to send a photo of any medium or large size spider that you are interested in, just email me!

All spiders are unsexed unless stated.

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Lasiodora Parahybana - Salmon Pink Birdeating Tarantula

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