Trying to take a photo of my small tarantula, using my Nikon D5100 18-55mm kit lens, SB600 and +7 Haida Close Up Filter.
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Scientific Name: Grammostola pulchripes (Simon 1892) (previously Grammostola aureostriata)
Deriving its common name from the golden stripe on each knee (its former latin name was Aureostriata, meaning “golden striped”) this beautiful species grows to an impressive size, yet tends to be calm and docile. They are a new world terrestrial tarantula, and opportunistic burrower. They are reported to be one of the fastest growing species in the Grammostola genus, and they also tend to be quite active, though they tend to prefer using an existing hide rather than digging a burrow. Combined with their striking looks, their generally calm nature and impressive size, and the fact that they tend not to be shy of staying out on display makes them a desirable species both for the beginner tarantula keeper, and for more experienced keepers looking to add a new impressive spider to their collection.
A generally calm and docile species, suitable for beginners though care should be taken due to their large size.
My 1 month old tarantula, taken by me. (G. Pulchripes)
Waiting him/her to grow like this..