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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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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