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Old World Arboreal Tarantula

This is not a beginner tarantula


  • This is a robust, African arboreal species.
  • This is basically a secluded species and needs a hide to be stress free.
  • Periodically it will become visible and stay out for days.
  • If not given the proper hide, it will web up its enclosure.
  • Ideal temperature is 25°-27°C and the humidity at 60%-70%.
  • The substrate in the terrarium is kept more on the dry side and monthly wet the substrate, then allow it to dry out completely.
  • This is an 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 7cm-10cm, housed them in their permanent enclosures.
  • They should be given a hollow vertical branch or cork to climb into.
  • Their enclosure should be vertical.
  • This species needs a vertical barreled cork bark leaned against the cage as a hide, and it uses the substrate in the webbing as a camouflage. 
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, but normally waits until its dark before coming out to eat. 
Water Requirements: 
  • Glue a small bottle cap to the bark that is leaning against the cage for water.
Growth Rate: 
  • This is a fast growing tarantula.
  • Leg span 17cm
  • This is a very fast moving spider.
  • This spider is consider as a defensive tarantula, and will bite if provoked. 

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