Old World Fossoril Tarantula

For the advanced keeper



  • As a sling, it ia a chocolate brown color, although as an adult it will be mature into a smoky dark brown/black coloration.
  • They move very fast.
  • They make a load whistling/hissing sound by using its body hair when agitated.


  • Ideal temperature between 22-25°C and humidity at 80%.

  • Deep damp substrate.

  • This is an obligate burrower, therefore a spiderling needs 7cm of substrate and an adult needs 20cm of substrate to burrow.
  • This species doesn't need a hide, it will make its own burrow. 
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. 
Water Requirements: 
  • Keep a water dish in the tank.
  • Keep the substrate in the terrarium damp.
Growth Rate: 
  • The growth rate of this species is fast. 
  • 20cm to 22cm leg span.  
  • Because of their defensive nature, they aren't the best species to handle.
  • If approached they will usually go into a threat posture. 

Phlogius crassipes 4cm (Australian Barking Spider)



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