Blue Tarantulas

blue tarantulas - poecilotheria metallica

In a way it’s a shame that most people think of the standard Chile Rose Haired and the Curly Haired spiders when they think of tarantulas because many people think that all tarantulas are a boring brown color. Of course this couldn’t be further from the truth and if you know what species to look …

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Trinidad Chevron (Psalmopoeus cambridgei) Care Sheet

Possessing a subtle beauty, the Trinidad Chevron (Latin name Psalmopoeus cambridgei) is one of the “original” pet tarantulas, having been kept and bred for decades. Unlike many other tarantula species that we’ve covered recently this is an arboreal (tree-dwelling) spider, being mainly olive green in color with bright orange markings on the legs. Originally described …

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Humidity for Tarantulas

One of the most important keys to success when keeping tarantulas is getting their environmental conditions correct. This means that they must have the correct temperature and – the topic of this article – the right humidity. So important is this subject that in this section we’re going to discuss the topic in some detail, …

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How To Care For Terrestrial Tarantula Spiderlings

As with so many exotic pets, young tarantulas tend to be more difficult to care for than adults. They tend to be more sensitive to the wrong conditions, require considerably smaller food items which can be difficult to handle and moult more regularly (with each one of these moults being a potential risk to the …

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How To Heat A Large Number Of Small Vivariums

Heating a single vivarium such as for a corn snake or an iguana isn’t difficult and there are lots of effective and reasonably-priced solutions out there from heat mats to ceramic bulbs. But what if you have a large number of small vivariums or exotic pet cages? Examples of these might be people keeping a …

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