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Pamphobeteus fortis – Columbian giant copperhead

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Scientific Name: Pamphobeteus fortis

Common Name: Columbian giant copperhead

Type: Terrestrial

Category: New World

Endemic Location: Colombia / Venezuela / Panama

Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 9”(22cm)

Urticating Hairs: Yes Type I & III

Growth Rate: Medium – Fast

Life Expectancy: Females 12-15 years / Males 3-4 years

Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

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Scientific Name: Pamphobeteus fortis

Common Name: Columbian giant copperhead

Type: Terrestrial

Category: New World

Endemic Location: Colombia / Venezuela / Panama

Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 9”(22cm)

Urticating Hairs: Yes Type I & III

Growth Rate: Medium – Fast

Life Expectancy: Females 12-15 years / Males 3-4 years

Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

 

The Colombian Giant Copperhead tarantula, a magnificent specimen within the arachnid family, presents a fascinating study for both arachnologists and enthusiasts alike. Native to the lush forests of Colombia, this tarantula boasts an impressive size, with adults often achieving a leg span of up to 8 inches. Its body, a striking display of nature’s palette, combines hues of deep copper and brown, interlaced with a metallic sheen that catches the light, giving it an almost ethereal appearance. The contrast between its coloration and the verdant backdrop of its habitat adds to the mystique of this remarkable creature.

Behaviorally, the Colombian Giant Copperhead tarantula is known for its relatively docile nature, making it a favorite among tarantula keepers. Despite its formidable size, it tends to exhibit a calm demeanor, although, like all tarantulas, it can display defensiveness when provoked. This species, primarily nocturnal, spends its days hidden within burrows or under logs, emerging at night to hunt. Its diet mainly consists of insects, but it can take down larger prey due to its size and strength.

The ecological role of the Colombian Giant Copperhead tarantula cannot be understated. As both predator and prey, it contributes to the delicate balance of its ecosystem, controlling insect populations and providing food for larger predators. For those interested in the conservation of arachnids, understanding and protecting the habitat of this tarantula is vital. Its existence underscores the complexity and beauty of Colombia’s biodiversity, serving as a reminder of the wonders hidden within the world’s forests.

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