New World Terrestrial Tarantula

Beginner tarantula



  • A very delightful species to own.
  • The legs on this spider are black , with a copper carapace.
  • The abdomen is copper with black stripes, which make it an attractive species, thus the name Tiger rump.
  • It has a bluish tint on the legs in direct sun light.
  • It is a prolific webber. The care for this species is straight forward.
  • This is a colorful, hardy addition to a collection.


  • Ideal temperature 24°-28°C and humidity at 70%-85%. 

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


  • 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 tarantula is a great eater.

Water Requirements:

  • Keep a water dish in the tank.

Growth Rate: 

  • The growth rate of this species is medium. 

  • Adult leg span 10cm


  • This is a docile species.
  • It is more on the skittish side.

Davus pentaloris 2cm (Guatemalan Tiger Rump)



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