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Hi from Bangkok!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by John in Bangkok, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. John in Bangkok

    John in Bangkok New Member

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    Hi All!

    I just got my first T 2 days ago. I bought her from a shop in Chatuchak Market in Bangkok Thailand. This market is well known for dealing in exotics, so no telling what you may find, as it changes daily/weekly. The shop owner bought it from a guy who said it was a Thai spider, but now that it has grown, he suspected that it was from Vietnam, based on it's size, but really was unsure. I have no idea what it is as I am brand new to this, and I have posted it on another forum but no luck identifying it yet.

    She is very aggressive. I tried to put a measuring tape behind her to take a photo and she turned around, reared up, and struck at it several times and wouldn't let go. I had to slowly pull the tape measure away to get her to release it. I tried to feed her a cockroach but she wouldn't take it. She has now webbed herself into her hide and has not come out in 2 days. I am not worried yet, as she may be ready to moult.

    Any one care to take a guess at what she is?
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  2. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Hi John, welcome to the hobby and the forum :)
  3. WolfSpider

    WolfSpider Well-Known Member

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    Welcome. Love talking with folks from all over the world. Great to have your aboard.

    @John in Bangkok, you are the proud owner of a Thai Zebra Bird Eating Tarantula: H.albostriatum. They get large, grow fast, are quite quick, and tend to be aggressive.

    Love her. She is adorable.
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