About Our Menagerie

We (Jorje & Elmo) currently have 11 arachnid pets in our collection. They are:

AviculariaAvicularia versicolor

0.0.1 Acanthoscurria geniculata (Brazilian Whiteknee)
0.0.0 Aphonopelma hentzi (Oklahoma Brown)
0.0.0 Avicularia versicolor (Antilles Pinktoe)
0.0.2 Brachypelma albopilosum (Curly Hair)
0.1.0 Brachypelma smithi (Mexican Red Knee)
0.0.0 Cyclosternum fasciatum (Costa Rican Tiger Rump)
0.0.2 Grammostola pulchripes (Chaco Golden Knee)
0.1.0 Grammostola rosea (Chilean Rose Hair)
0.0.0 Haplopelma lividum (Cobalt Blue)
0.0.0 Heteroscodra maculata (Ornamental Baboon aka Togo Starburst)
0.0.2 Lasiodora difficilis (Brazilian Fire Red)
0.0.1 Poecilotheria regalis (Indian Ornamental)
0.0.1 Theraphosa blondi (Goliath Birdeater)

0.0.0 Heterometrus longimanus (Asian Forest)

Look too technical? Well the 0.0.0 number designates how many of each species is male (the first character), female (the second character), or sub-adult (the final character). As you can see, we have many young spiders! We have had a handful of mature males, but they do not live long after maturing into adults. Then there is the scientific name, presented in italics with the genus capitalized and the species in lower case. That is followed by the common name in parenthesis for easy reference.

We love our Arachnid Menagerie and get excited on every feeding / watering / habitat change day. We take care of all of them as a team, even though we claim certain spiders as our own individual pets. We enjoy watching all of our babies behaviors. We hope you will enjoy sharing this adventure with us and learn something along the way.

Page was last updated on Sunday, May 6, 2012.