New Word Arboreal Tarantula
This species is not recommended as a beginner tarantula.
- This tarantula sports a beautiful black coat with a tiger striped abdomen. On the lower part of each leg is a orange lightening bolt, making this a handsome tarantula.
- This is a hardy and easy T to care for.
- What the Heteroscodra maculata is for old world arboreals the Venezuela Sun Tiger is for New World arboreals.
- It is a prolific webber.
- Ideal temperature between 25°-28°C and the humidity at 65%-75%. This species can tolerate lower temperatures.
- The substrate in the terrarium is kept dry; I mist once a week and monthly I moist the substrate, then 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. When they get between three and four i7-10cm, 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.
- 2cm of substrate in vial, deli cup for spiderlings, and 5cm in a terrarium for sub-adult to adult.
- Place a vertical bark leaned against the cage .
- 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.
- Glue a small container for water to the bark and mist.
- This is a fast growing tarantula.
- This tarantula can reach a leg length of 15cm.
- This is a very fast moving spider.
- It is considered a defensive tarantula, and will bite if provoked.
Psalmopoeus irminia (Venezuelan Suntiger)