Theraphosid Research Team

This website was created to connect the research concerning the biology of Theraphosidae by Karin Hildebrandt and Volker von Wirth and other "Citizen Scientists" on one platform. Also publications of other researchers concerning the biology of Theraphosidae may and should be published here. If other researchers are interested in making their results available to a broad public on this platform, please send a short private message to

We are happy to attempt identification work related to sex determination or species identification of tarantulas if the time frame is suitable. In this case we also ask interested parties to contact us personally.

Pictures and contributions from the Theraphosid Research Team may be shared if this page is credited as the author.

We are also represented on Facebook with our science page " Theraphosid Research Team".