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Psalmopoeus pulcher – Panama Blonde Tarantula

Item #: PSAPUL

21.82$

  • CAD: $ 27.00

Scientific Name: Psalmopoeus pulcher

Common Name: Panama Blonde tarantula

Type: Arboreal

Category: New World

Endemic Location: Panama

Body length: 2.25” (6cm)

Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 5.5”(14cm)

Urticating Hairs: yes

Growth Rate: Fast

Life Expectancy: Females 12 years / Males 4 years

Recommended Experience Level: Intermediate

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Scientific Name: Psalmopoeus pulcher

Common Name: Panama Blonde tarantula

Type: Arboreal

Category: New World

Endemic Location: Panama

Body length: 2.25” (6cm)

Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 5.5”(14cm)

Urticating Hairs: yes

Growth Rate: Fast

Life Expectancy: Females 12 years / Males 4 years

Recommended Experience Level: Intermediate

The Psalmopoeus pulcher, commonly referred to as the Panama Blonde Tarantula, is a captivating species that hails from the rainforests of Panama and parts of Colombia. This species is renowned for its striking appearance, characterized by a rich, golden-blonde coloration that covers its body, contrasted with darker markings on its legs. The Psalmopoeus pulcher is a medium to large tarantula, with females reaching leg spans of up to 6 inches (15 cm), making them not only a sight to behold but also a popular choice among tarantula enthusiasts.

One of the most intriguing aspects of the Psalmopoeus pulcher is its arboreal nature. Unlike many tarantula species that dwell on the ground or burrow, the Panama Blonde Tarantula prefers to spend its time in the trees. They are known for their agility and speed, attributes that aid them in hunting and evading predators in their natural habitat. In captivity, they require vertical space and structures to climb on, replicating their arboreal lifestyle.

In addition to their captivating beauty, the Psalmopoeus pulcher exhibits fascinating behavior that endears them to hobbyists. They are known to be more visible than some other tarantula species, often constructing intricate webs at the entrance of their hideouts. While they can be skittish and may display defensive behavior when threatened, their temperament is generally considered to be moderate, making them suitable for experienced tarantula keepers. The Panama Blonde Tarantula, with its alluring appearance and engaging behavior, is a jewel among tarantula species, offering a unique glimpse into the diversity of the arachnid world.

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