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.
- 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.
- Glue a small bottle cap to the bark that is leaning against the cage for water.
- 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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