Theraphosinae sp. piura (-)

 

Piura bird eater (terrestrial)

Habitat: Peru (NW / urticating hairs)

Body length: ~ 5 cm

Longevity: ♀ ~ 15 years, ♂ ~ 5 years

A rather inconspicuous species - at first glance - but one that certainly has its highlights. In the right light, the females of this species are very versatile. They shimmer yellow, red and greenish. They are ground dwellers who like to dig but also accept prefabricated caves. They are good eaters and can be quite self-confident, preferring to flee if possible. Carapace and opistosoma are beige and golden in the female, the abdomen is much darker in the adult male.

current inventory: 1.1.0 (* 2017)

ID: 035, 036

 
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