Old World Arboreal Tarantula

Not a beginner tarantula


  • This baboon has a ghostly appearance with beautiful markings and is very secluded.
  • It is reported that the toxin from this tarantula is stronger than most tarantulas.
  • Because of its speed, defensiveness, and toxin, this species is not recommended as a beginner tarantula.
  • Ideal temperature 24°-29°C and the humidity at 60%-70%.
  • Keep the terrarium dry; but once every other month, moisten the substrate, then allow it to dry out completely.
  • This is a arboreal tarantula, but as a spiderling or juvenile, they prefer to live on or close to the ground in captivity; put a twig in case it want to climb.
  • When they get 7cm leg span give them a vertical branch or cork to climb upon.
  • Therefore the enclosure should be taller than longer. 
  • 3cm of substrate in vial, deli cup for spiderlings, and 5cm in a terrarium for sub-adult to adult.
  • A 24cm 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.  
  • This species is a excellent eater.  
Water Requirements:
  • Glue a small container for water to the bark.
Growth Rate:
  • This is a fast growing tarantula.
  • Adult leg span 15cm
  • This is a secretive, but is a very fast moving spider. 
  • It is very defensive also and will bite if provoked.

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