Chilobrachys kaeng krachan (unknown, 2013)

 

Dark earth tiger tarantula (fossorial)

Habitat: Thailand (Kaeng Krachan National Park, OW)

Body length: ~ 7 cm

Longevity: ♀ ~ 18 years, ♂ ~ 4 years

A very robust and strong fossorial species from Thailand. It was discovered in 2013 in the national park of the same name. The females reach a body length of 7 cm while the males are much smaller (approx. 3 to 4 cm; the color is also noticeably lighter - see pictures below).

If you observes a mating, you have the impression that this difference is wanted by nature - the males, as far as we know, are usually eaten immediately after the fast-moving act. The animals are very defensive and have unsanctioned energy - placing a plastic can over the spider is not enough to stop it, it just keeps going with the "lid"...

current inventory: 0.1.x (* 02.2018)

ID: 003

05.2021: Current offspring! Mating on January 21st, 2021 (the male was eaten), egg sac removed on April 15th, 2021 (stage "eggs with legs").

 
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