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Old World Arboreal Tarantula

Not a beginner tarantula


  • This Pokie species has a ghostly appearance with beautiful markings and potent venom.
  • The legs underside is bright lemon yellow.
  • It is reported that the toxin from this tarantula is stronger than most tarantulas. Because of its speed, and toxin, this species is not recommended as a beginner tarantula. 
  • Ideal temperature 25.5°-27.8°C and the humidity at 65%-75%.
  • The substrate in the terrarium is kept moist; mist once a week, and monthly I wet the substrate, than 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 reach 7cm housed 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: 
  • Glued a small bottle cap to the bark that is leaning against the cage for water and mist.
Growth Rate: 
  • This is a fast growing tarantula. 
  • Adult leg span 25cm
  • This is a very fast moving spider.
  • It is not what I would consider a defensive tarantula, but will probably bite if provoked.

Poecilotheria fasciata 2cm (Sri Lankan Ornamental )