Phormictopus cancerides (Haitian Brown Purple Form) 

New World Terrestrial Tarantula

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  • A handsome looking T that sports awesome purplish coloration.

  • It is a good display tarantula. 

  • A must have for your collection. 


  • Ideal temperature 24°-27°C degrees and humidity 65%-75%

  • As sling wet one half side of the terrarium where the water dish is then allow it to dry out completely. Dry substrate for juvies and older.


  • As a spiderling, used a vial that would allow at least 7cm of substrate for burrowing.

  • As sub-adult-adult I use a terrarium that will allow at least 10cm of substrate.


  • Place a bark for a starter burrow hide.

Food Consumption:

  • Feed slings twice a week.

  • Feed adults once a week.

  • Food size should be the size of the carapace.

  • This species is a great eater.

Water Requirements:

  • Keep a water dish in the tank.

Growth Rate:

  • The growth rate of this species is medium to fast.

Adult leg span: 

  • 18cm to 20cm


  • This species is aggressive.


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