Ornithoctoninae sp. Hati Hati (Purple Earth Tiger)

Old World Arboreal Tarantula

This species is not recommended as a beginner tarantula



  • A beautiful purple and black species with a light yellow carapace

  • This is a seclude species and is rarely visible.

  • It is reported that the toxin from this tarantula is strong.


  • Ideal temperature between 25°-27°C and the humidity at 60%-70%.

  • The substrate in the terrarium is kept more on the dry side and monthly I wet the substrate, than allow it to dry out completely.


  • This is a arboreal tarantula. As spiderling or juvenile, put a twig in  the vial so it may climb, but they normally spend most of the time webbed in at the base of the twigs. When they get between 8cm-10cm house them in their permanent enclosures. They should be given a hollow vertical branch or cork to climb into.

  • Their enclosure should be vertical. If the terrarium is decorated with plants, live or artificial, it will encourage the tarantula to venture out of its hide periodically. 


  • A 25cm vertical barreled 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 bottle cap to the bark that is leaning against the cage for water and mist once a week.

Growth Rate: 

  • This is a fast growing tarantula. 

  • Leg span 20cm


  • This is a very fast moving spider.

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

  • They can be flighty.


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