Scientific Name: Lasiodorides striatus
Common Names: Peruvian Orange Stripe
A hardy and easy to keep species that you don’t hear about often. The Peruvian Orange Stripe is a large new world tarantula with pale rusty orange striping on the patella/knees that contrasts beautifully with the overall dark chocolate brown body of this tarantula. Some copper to purple iridescence can be seen on the carapace on a freshly molted specimen under good lighting. Calm for the most part, this tarantula can be slightly skittish if disturbed and will flick urticating bristles as a final warning before a threat display might be shown.
Growing at a medium pace and living to a suspected 25 odd years if raised in perfect conditions, this remains an easy species to keep even for beginners. Although these spiders have no problem digging burrows if they feel like it, they are just as happy to use an existing shelter like a nice large terra cotta pot or stacked slate stone as a refuge if they feel the need to hide away for any reason. But in general these tarantulas are not shy and will often be out in the open to enjoy.