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Typhochlaena seladonia – Brazilian Jewel

Item #: TYPSEL

$ 245.00

  • USD: 197.96$

Scientific Name: Typhochlaena seladonia

Common Name: Brazilian Jewel

Type: arboreal/trapdoor

Category: New World

Endemic Location: Babia/Sergipe Brazil

Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 61.5-2.5”(4-6cm)

Urticating Hairs: yes

Growth Rate: medium

Life Expectancy: Unknown

Recommended Experience Level: Advanced

 

 

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Description

Scientific Name: Typhochlaena seladonia

Common Name: Brazilian Jewel

Type: arboreal/trapdoor

Category: New World

Endemic Location: Babia/Sergipe Brazil

Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 61.5-2.5”(4-6cm)

Urticating Hairs: yes

Growth Rate: medium

Life Expectancy: Unknown

Recommended Experience Level: Advanced

The Typhochlaena seladonia, often hailed as one of the most strikingly beautiful tarantulas in the world, is a jewel in the realm of arachnology. This species, native to the Atlantic Forest of Brazil, is known for its vibrant and iridescent coloration, which sets it apart from many other tarantula species. The body of the Typhochlaena seladonia is a canvas of rich, metallic hues, ranging from deep blues and purples to greens and golds, making it a highly sought-after species among enthusiasts and collectors.

Despite its enchanting appearance, the Typhochlaena seladonia remains somewhat of a mystery, largely due to its elusive nature. This tarantula prefers the solitude of tree hollows or bamboo stalks, where it weaves funnel-shaped webs to ambush prey. This arboreal lifestyle, combined with its rarity in the wild, makes observations and studies of the species in its natural habitat challenging. The Typhochlaena seladonia is a relatively small species, with adults reaching sizes of approximately 2-3 inches in leg span, adding to its delicate and ethereal allure.

Conservation efforts are vital for the Typhochlaena seladonia, as its habitat is threatened by the ongoing deforestation and habitat loss in the Atlantic Forest region. The species is a testament to the biodiversity and ecological richness of this area, underscoring the importance of preserving such habitats for future generations. For those fortunate enough to observe or care for this magnificent tarantula, the Typhochlaena seladonia offers a glimpse into the extraordinary beauty and complexity of the natural world, reminding us of the wonders that lie within the smallest and most unexpected of Earth’s creatures.

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Size

2.5"F, 1.75", 2", 2.5"

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