Old World Terrestrial Tarantula
- This is not a beginner species
- Truly a communal tarantula
- This is a manageable OW species
- This is a unique species. They share the same burrow, eat their meals together, and seem to enjoy each other company.
- The Hysterocrates gigas interact with one another.
- They have been videoed swimming and submerged in water. It is reported that they will catch fish from the water.
- Ideal temperatures 23-28 degrees C and humidity at 75%-85%
- This is a obligate burrower, an adult needs 20cm of substrate to burrow and a spiderling 7cm.
- This species doesn't need a hide, it will make its own burrow.
- Feed slings twice a week.
- Feed adults once a week.
- Food size should be the size of the carapace.
- Keep a water dish in the cage.
- Keep the substrate in the terrarium dry. Every four months wet one side of the substrate, than allow it to dry out.
- The growth rate of this species is fast.
- They grow to 17cm
- Because of their defensive nature, they aren't the best species to handle.
- If approached they will usually go into a defensive posture and stridulate.
Hysterocrates gigas 1cm (Cameroon Red Baboon)