small holes are made in the lid for ventilation. Once again the tubs should be lined with compost and kept warm and humid, though no waterbwol is necessary or possible in such small containers. If in doubt, use a small ball of water-soaked cotton wool which can be drunk from.BACK TO ELG HOME PAGE
almon Pinks should be fed on demand, which for spiderlings can be every day or two; the adults taking once or twice a week. Spiderlings must be fed on very small prey items such as pinhead crickets or fruitflies (Drosophila), increasing the size of prey as the spider grows. Food items in excess of 1/2 of the spiders body length will be taken easily, and I have seldom had any problems offering even larger. Adults easily consume adult locusts, sometimes several at a time!
his species makes an excellent show animal as it sits out in full view much of the time rather than hiding away like many other species do. At the time of writing, the author is keeping a huge specimen in a naturalistic tank with moss and corkbark, to give a real 'rainforest feel' to the tank.
n short Lasiodora parahybana is a marvellous captive and is very easy to care for. Their large size, fast growth, stunning colouration and excellent display qualities make them a welcome addition to anyones collection.
icture above - by ELG Member Ronald N. Baxter.
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