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Poecilotheria regalis (Indian Ornamental) 

Old World Arboreal Tarantula

Not a beginner Tarantula

 

Comments: 

  • This is a robust spider and it makes a good display tarantula.

  • This species is the most common of the Pokies. If you like arboreals, you probably will end up with this species.

  • This Pokie has a ghostly appearance with beautiful markings. The under legs are a bright lemon yellow.

  •  Because of its speed, and toxin, this species is not recommended as a beginner tarantula.

Temp/humidity: 

  • Ideal temperature 25°-28°C and the humidity at 65%-75%.

  • The substrate in the terrarium is kept dry; mist once a week and monthly, then allow it to dry out completely.

Enclosure: 

  • This is a arboreal tarantula.

  • As spiderling or juvenile, I put a twig in  the vial so it may climb.

  • When they get 7cm house them in their permanent enclosures.

  • They should be given a vertical branch or cork to climb upon.

  • Their enclosure should be taller than longer.

Retreat/Hide: 

  • A 25cm vertical bark leaned against the cage. 

Food Consumption: 

  • Feed slings twice a week.

  • Feed adults once a week.

  • Food size should be the size of the carapace.

Water Requirements: 

  • Glue a small container for water to the bark and mist.

Growth Rate: 

  • This is a fast growing tarantula. 

  • Adult leg span 17cm.

Temperament:

  • This is a very fast moving spider.

  • It is not what I would consider a defensive tarantula, but will probably bite if provoked.