Cyriopagopus sp. Hati Hati (Purple Earth Tiger) Care Sheet

Cyriopagopus sp. Hati Hati is a popular and beautiful arboreal tarantula. It displays rich blue/purple legs and abdomen in natural light, coupled with rich abdominal patterning, making it a very attractive species to keep.  Maximum size is around 5-6” in diagonal leg span, making it an average-sized theraphosid.  This species is easily bred and fast-growing, …

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Tapinauchenius violaceus (Purple Tree Spider) Tarantula Care Sheet

As someone who looks for color more than anything else in my tarantulas, Tapinauchenius violaceus really hits the mark. It is clothed in silky-looking velvety hairs which, in the right light, are a brilliant metallic purple color. It really is something else the first time you see it!  A second unusual element of the Purple …

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Ybyrapora diversipes (Amazon Sapphire Pink Toe) Tarantula Care Sheet

Y diversipes

Ybyrapora diversipes must be one of the most colorful tarantulas currently available in the hobby. From the metallic green/blue base color to the red/pink stripe on the abdomen this is really a spider for people (like me) who appreciate really vibrant tarantulas. It’s little wonder their common name is the “Amazon Sapphire”. Understandably such a …

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Psalmopoeus pulcher (Panama Blonde) Tarantula Care Sheet

Psalmopoeus pulcher

Psalmopoeus pulcher, often known by its common name of the Panama Blonde, is an arboreal tarantula from Central America.  Growing to around 5-6” in overall legspan as an adult, this is an elegant and beautiful tarantula – at least if spiders are your thing!  As the common name would suggest Psalmopoeus pulcher is clothed in …

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Poecilotheria Regalis / Indian Ornamental Tarantula Care Sheet

The Indian Ornamental tarantula has been a mainstay of the pet trade for years. Even today, with so many new species discovered by scientists, it is considered one of the most beautiful tarantulas of all. First described the Reginald Pocock in 1899, the Latin name roughly translates to “royal spotted beast”. The Indian Ornamental tarantula …

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Orange Tree Spider (Pseudoclamoris gigas) Care Sheet

The Orange Tree Spider, often better-known by its Latin name Pseudoclamoris gigas, is perhaps one of the lesser-known pet tarantulas. All too often tarantula keepers start off with one or two “slow and steady” species ideal for the beginner – such as the Chilean Rose Hair or the Brazilian Black – and then rapidly move …

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