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Nhandu chromatus Small

SKU 0045191
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Scientific Name: Nhandu Chromatus

Common Name: White Striped Birdeater, Brazilian Red & White

Type: Terrestrial

Category: New World

Endemic Location: Brazil/Paraguay

Body Length: 2.75” (7cm)

Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 6.6-7.8” (17-20cm)

Urticating Hairs: Yes

Growth Rate: medium to fast

Life Expectancy: Females 13-15 years / Males 3-4 years

Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

Also known as the Brazilian Red and White Tarantula, Nhandu chromatus is an extremely popular yet very unique tarantula. Looking at many different tarantula collections, you’ll be hard-pressed to find one that doesn’t feature this incredible species.

At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be too many unique characteristics pertaining to this tarantula. However, after spending just a few minutes observing Nhandu chromatus, you really start to appreciate its subtle beauty. They can be defensive for a new world tarantula. Known to throw up threat poses but doesn’t necessarily flick hairs all that often. Good display species

It has a velvety-black base color with contrasting white stripes on the legs, a pale blond carapace that darkens with age, and striking red abdominal hairs. The hairs on this species go beyond just beautiful colors. As it is a new world tarantula, Nhandu chromatus has urticating hairs that it can flick at any threat. These hairs, while highly effective, also appear more striking than the hairs of other tarantulas.

In terms of sizing and overall growth, this species isn’t unlike other Brazilian tarantulas. Most Brazilian species reach adulthood in 3-4 years, developing a leg span of 6 to 7 inches in the process. This size may surprise people once they hear that these tarantulas eat birds in the wild.

Compared to other bird-eaters, this species is a bit on the smaller size! However, its long, slender legs and striking build make it appear larger than it actually is

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