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Dolichothele exilis – Exilis Bronze Tarantula

Item #: DOLEXI

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Scientific Name: Dolichothele exilis

Common Name: Exilis Bronze Tarantula

Type: Terrestrial Opportunistic Burrower

Category: New World

Endemic Location: Brazil

Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 3” (7-8cm)

Urticating Hairs: Yes

Growth Rate: Fast

Life Expectancy: Females 11 years / Males 3 years

Recommended Experience Level: Intermediate

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Scientific Name: Dolichothele exilis

Common Name: Exilis Bronze Tarantula

Type: Terrestrial Opportunistic Burrower

Category: New World

Endemic Location: Brazil

Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 3” (7-8cm)

Urticating Hairs: Yes

Growth Rate: Fast

Life Expectancy: Females 11 years / Males 3 years

Recommended Experience Level: Intermediate

 

The Dolichothele exilis is a fascinating species in the world of tarantulas, captivating enthusiasts with its distinctive characteristics and behavior. Originating from the forests and savannahs of Brazil, this species is renowned for its relatively small size and striking appearance. Unlike the more commonly known tarantulas with their robust bodies and formidable size, the Dolichothele exilis presents a more delicate physique, making it a unique specimen among its counterparts.

One of the most notable features of the Dolichothele exilis is its coloration. The body primarily exhibits a blend of subtle earth tones, but it is the vibrant patterns and the shimmering hues on its legs that truly captivate the observer. These patterns are not just for show; they play a crucial role in the spider’s interactions with its environment, aiding in camouflage and signaling to other creatures. The Dolichothele exilis also possesses relatively long legs in proportion to its body, which it uses with remarkable agility to navigate its surroundings, whether it’s for hunting or evading predators.

In terms of behavior, the Dolichothele exilis is known for its relatively docile nature, making it a favored species among tarantula enthusiasts, especially those who appreciate the beauty of these creatures without the daunting presence of larger species. They are primarily terrestrial, spending much of their time within the confines of burrows or under debris. When it comes to diet, they exhibit typical tarantula feeding habits, preying on insects and other small invertebrates. For those interested in the world of arachnids, the Dolichothele exilis offers a fascinating glimpse into the diversity and adaptability of these remarkable creatures.

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1/2", 3/4"

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