Scientific Name: Nhandu tripepii
Common names: Brazilian Giant Blonde | Strawberry Blonde Tarantula
One of the bushiest bird spiders in the business. Nhandu tripepii is a large terrestrial tarantula with long pinkish setae/hairs all over it’s body, giving it an overall pink appearance. They have a nervous and skittish temperament and are even worse in bright light, you might even find your Brazilian Giant Blonde acting very unhappy and restless if it’s enclosure is in a very bright space so keep this in mind.
Known to burrow and hide when younger, the Brazilian blonde grows really large at roughly 18cm making them impressive to behold which is a bonus because they stay out in the open as they grow larger, making them a great and big display tarantula. They have a voracious appetite and almost every prey item will be met with significant force. Expect your Nhandu tripepii to be an active spider both day and night, they can really be busy bodies just as much as they can stand in one place for what seems to be forever…
Impressive and super fluffy, this is a great addition to your collection, especially since they don’t fetch very high prices. Great “BAM” for your buck 🙂