Scientific Name: Nhandu coloratovillosus
Common Name: Brazilian Black & White, Bombardier Tarantula
Category: New World
Endemic Location: Brazil/Paraguay
Body Length: 2.75” (7cm)
Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 6 inches (15-16cm)
Urticating Hairs: Yes
Growth Rate: medium to fast
Life Expectancy: Females 13-15 years / Males 3-4 years
Recommended Experience Level: Intermediate
Nhandu coloratovillosus is another great looking tarantula for your collection. Black and white striped legs, as well as a dark abdomen covered in long reddish setae/hair make this tarantula look pink, fluffy and adorable! Don’t be fooled though, handling this tarantula is not advised as their temperament varies widely from specimen to specimen and also from one moment to the next.
In terms of sizing and overall growth, this species isn’t unlike other Brazilian tarantulas. Most Brazilian species reach adulthood in 3-4 years, developing a leg span of 6 to 7 inches in the process. This size may surprise people once they hear that these tarantulas eat birds in the wild.
Compared to other bird-eaters, this species is a bit on the smaller size! However, its long, slender legs and striking build make it appear larger than it actually is.