11 Jan

What is new at Rozzer’s Tarantulas in the New Year?

New at Rozzer’s Tarantulas

Eupalaestrus Campestratus- Pink Zebra Beauty (Click here)

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Pink hanging out in Cliff central studio

The Eupalaestrus Campestratus also commonly known as the Pink Zebra Beauty (PZB), is considered one of the most sought after tarantulasIn fact, it is ideal for a beginner hobbyist to start with. Originating from the Grasslands and savannahs of Paraguay, the Eupalaestrus Campestratus has a very distinctive look to them. One species of tarantula that have beginners often confused between the two is with the Chaco Golden Knee. Because of the natural habitat these tarantulas come from, they are more than used to harsh weather conditions, where there is heavy rain in the summer while almost non in the winter. Making these tarantulas a really hardy species. Most of you knows Pink our celebrity that always are at all the exotic expos. We can literally pet her belly. They are the most friendliest tarantulas you’d ever own.

Monocentropus balfouri- Socotra Island Blue Baboon (Click here)

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Monocentropus balfouri 002For an Old World tarantula, the Blue Baboon has a forgiving nature. They are more likely to beat a retreat than confront its opponent as an adult, but spiderlings and juveniles will stand their ground with a threat pose. This tarantula is a beautiful specie with blue legs from the tibia down. This tarantula will also build an extensive web tunnels in the enclosure. It is a sought after tarantula and has been voted the most beautiful tarantula in 2014. This is a must have baboon.

 

 

 

 

Heteroscodra maculata- Togo Starburst (Click here)

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The Togo Starburst Baboon is a fast arboreal species from West African found in Ghana, Togo and Cameroon. Quick and accurate, but generally very shy.  This baboon has a ghostly appearance with beautiful markings and is very secluded. They are unquestionably not a spider to handle, though they would much rather flee than bite. As these tarantulas are arboreal, they prefer climbing space to floor room.  However, younger ones may spend a fair amount of time on and in the ground.  They like to hide in nooks and crannies that afford them a vantage point to avoid predators and from which to surprise prey. These baboons are really stunning.

Lampropelma violaceopes- Singapore blue (Click here)

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In the wild, the Singapore blue tarantula (Lampropelma violaceopes) lives in the moist tropical rainforests of Singapore and Malaysia. This large tarantula grows quickly, reaching an adult leg span of between 20 to 25cm. The adult male is greenish, while the adult female acquires the blue or violet coloration for which the species is named. Singapore Blue for it’s beautiful blue to royal purple coloration and general location. They have tiger stripes on their abdomen and red hairs. They are large, and a highlight of anyone’s collection.

Lampropelma nigerrimum- Sangihe Black (Click here)

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Lampropelma nigerrimum is a medium sized uniform black arboreal tarantula from the subfamily Ornithoctoninae. Differing from the other Lampropelma species in having  short and robust legs and very dense femoral fringes, as well as an apparent lack of tiger pattern on the abdomen in adult females. All in all creating the appearance of a stout jet black fuzzy spider. Only known from one locality on the small indonesian island Sangihe. Presumed extinct, but rediscovered in november 2007. Its a WOW looking spider!

Chilobrachys fimbriatus- Indian Violet (Click here)

C_fimbriatus_AFChilobrachys fimbriatus, the Indian Violet is a striking species native to Karnataka and Maharashtra, India. Indian Violets have excellent webbing capabilities and will construct a spectacular home out of thick silk. They are considered to be the most beautiful of the Chilobrachys-genus.

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Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens- Green Bottle Blue (Click here)

gbbC cyaneopubescens 02The Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescens also known as the Green bottle Blue (GBB), is a very colorful species of tarantula. Its vibrant and vivid colours such as the metallic blue legs and the orange abdomen makes it hard to miss.  Originating from very harsh and dry climate from the desert areas of northern Venezuela, Paraguana, it has developed a very hardy character. This hardy nature coupled with its striking colors makes it an ideal beginner tarantula. One thing to keep in mind is that these species of tarantulas can be a little skittish due to their nature and can be quite aggressive. Thus, only confident beginners who wont panic when these skittish spiders move should consider them as pets. When the GBB is in its natural habitat, they often times make webbings around the entrances of their enclosure, almost tunnel like. These webs serve as a form of protection against the harsh weathers and even serves as a form of trapping their prey in it.

Lasiodora Difficilis- Brazilian Fire Red Bird Eater (Click here)

fire red BeThis species is very hardy and eat like horses. They grow to and impressive size.

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Nhandu tripepii- Brazilian Giant Blonde (Click here)

GIANT BLONDE Nhandu tripepii (Brazilian Giant Blonde) are large, robust, attractive and hairy tarantula.  This are terrestrial species that can be found in the State of Para, Brazil. The Nhandu tripepii  formerly Vitalius vulpinus, was recently renamed to Nhandu tripepii. This is a shaggy blonde with rose tint haired tarantula. This T get to a very large stocky size. It is easy to care for and hardy. It’s a good display tarantula for it stays outside the hide most of the time.

Hysterocrates gigas- Cameroon Red Baboon (Click here)

CameroonThese are “baboon” spiders are old world tarantulas from central Africa. They love to dig great looking tunnels.  H. gigas may range from a rusty overall color to black (they are a beautiful black after a molt) and they have long, thickened rear legs. These think legs are used for digging and constructing the deep burrows. This is a unique species. It is truly a communal tarantula. They share the same burrow, eat their meals together, and seem to enjoy each other company. The H. gigas has also been known to be swimming and submerge in water. It is reported that they will catch fish from the water.

 

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