Ephebopus marinus (Skeleton Leg)

New World Fossoril Tarantula

For the advanced keeper



  • This is an attractive colorful black and cream tarantula.


  • Ideal temperature between 22-28°C and humidity between 65-80%.

  • Wet one half of the terrarium where the water dish is then allow it to dry out completely.


  • This is an obligate burrower, therefore a spiderling needs 7cm of substrate and an adult needs 20cm of substrate to burrow.


  • This species doesn't need a hide, it will make its own burrow. 

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 good eater. 

Water Requirements: 

  • Keep a water dish in the tank.

  • Keep the substrate in the terrarium damp.

  • Every two months wet the substrate, than allow it to dry out.

Growth Rate: 

  • The growth rate of this species is fast. 

  • 15cm leg span.  


  • Because of their defensive nature, they aren't the best species to handle.

  • If approached they will usually go into a threat posture. 


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