Old World Arboreal Tarantula

Not a beginner Tarantula


  • This is a robust spider.
  • If you like arboreals, you probably will end up with this species.
  • This Pokie has beautiful markings. 
  •  Because of its speed, and toxin, this species is not recommended as a beginner tarantula.
  • Ideal temperature 25°-28°C and the humidity at 65%-75%.
  • The substrate in the terrarium is kept dry; mist once a week and monthly, then allow it to dry out completely.
  • This is a arboreal tarantula.
  • As spiderling or juvenile, I put a twig in  the vial so it may climb.
  • When they get 7cm house them in their permanent enclosures.
  • They should be given a vertical branch or cork to climb upon.
  • Their enclosure should be taller than longer.
  • A 25cm vertical 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 container for water to the bark and mist.
Growth Rate: 
  • This is a fast growing tarantula. 
  • Adult leg span 17cm.
  • This is a very fast moving spider.
  • It is a defensive tarantula, will probably bite if provoked.

Poecilotheria subfusca Highland 2.5cm (Ivory Billed Ornamental)



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