Old World Arboreal Tarantula

Advanced keeper


  • 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.

Food Consumption:

  • Feed slings twice a week..
  • Feed adults once a week.
  • Food size should be the size of the carapace.
Water Requirements: 
  • Glue a small bottle cap to the bark that is leaning against the cage for water and mist once a week.
Growth Rate: 
  • 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.

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