Old World Arboreal Tarantula
- A beautiful purple and black species with a light yellow carapace
- This is a seclude species and is rarely visible.
- It is reported that the toxin from this tarantula is strong.
- Ideal temperature between 25°-27°C and the humidity at 60%-70%.
- The substrate in the terrarium is kept more on the dry side and monthly I wet the substrate, than allow it to dry out completely.
- This is a 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 8cm-10cm house them in their permanent enclosures. They should be given a hollow vertical branch or cork to climb into.
- Their enclosure should be vertical. If the terrarium is decorated with plants, live or artificial, it will encourage the tarantula to venture out of its hide periodically.
- A 25cm vertical barreled bark leaned against the cage.
- Feed slings twice a week..
- Feed adults once a week.
- Food size should be the size of the carapace.
- Glue a small bottle cap to the bark that is leaning against the cage for water and mist once a week.
- This is a fast growing tarantula.
- Leg span 20cm
- This is a very fast moving spider.
- It is not what would be consider a defensive tarantula, but will probably bite if provoked.
- They can be flighty.
Ornithoctoninae sp. Hati Hati (Purple Earth Tiger)