Pterinopelma sazimai Bertani, Nagahama, Fukushima, 2011, also knwon as “Brazilian blue tarantula” or “Iridescent blue tarantuala”, is a wonderful bird spider due to its coloration and behavior from Brazil. She’s named after dr. Ivan Sazima, the Brazilian zoologist who was first to discover the species in 1971 and investigate the species for 10 years with Sylvia Lucas in the institute of Butantan. When the tarantula died molting, she hasn’t been described yet. In 2011 the 3 investigators completed the work of dr. Ivan Sazima. Pterinopelma is a monophyletic genus sister to the clade Lasiodora (Vitalius and Nhandu), meaning they probably have the same ancestors. As first Brazilian species Pterinopelma sazimai was added in the top 10 of the IISE in 2012, on their quest to inspire, encourage and enable the advancement of taxonomy and exploration of earth’s species. The bird spider is a true showpiece in the hobby, smuggled plenty of times to America and Europe. This in combination with a shrinking habitat, makes that the spider is locally endangered. In order to save the species, please don’t buy wild caught Pterinopelma sazimai, but get them from successful breeders.

 

New world Tarantula

Terrestrial bird spider. Opportunistisc burrower.

Can grow up to 14-16cm

Pterinopelma sazimai 1/4"

SKU: TAR200
C$65.00Price
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