Large and often hairy arachnids belonging to the Theraphosidae family of spiders, of which approximately 900 species have been identified. This article only describes members of Theraphosidae, although some other members of the same suborder are commonly referred to as "tarantulas". Most species of tarantulas are not dangerous to humans, and som...
Large and often hairy arachnids belonging to the Theraphosidae family of spiders, of which approximately 900 species have been identified. This article only describes members of Theraphosidae, although some other members of the same suborder are commonly referred to as "tarantulas". Most species of tarantulas are not dangerous to humans, and some species have become popular in the exotic pet trade.
Arguably the largest of all poecilotheria, there is no doubt that these are strikingly-patterned, and extremely attractive animals, which would account for their relative rarity in captivity, and consequently high price. They are indiginous to either the lowlands or mountainous areas of central Sri-Lanka, so like to be kept cooler than other poecilotheria.
Aphonopelma sp. (New River). Common name: New River Rust Rump.
The Antilles pinktoe tarantula (Avicularia versicolor), also known as the Martinique Red Tree Spider or the Martinique Pinktoe, is native to Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Caribbean Sea, but is a popular spider pet due to its docile character and unique coloration. Antilles pinktoe tarantulas are arboreal (tree-dwelling).
The Mexican golden red rump tarantula, Brachypelma albiceps, is species of the genus Brachypelma. The carapace is a light golden color with black legs and a black abdomen covered with longer red hairs. Females typically live for about 15 years (up to 20). Males usually live about 5 years or up to 12 months after the last molt.
The Brazilian red and white tarantula is a larger tarantula with a diagonal leg span of approximately 15–17 centimetres . The Brazilian red and white tarantula is noted for its white striped legs, beige to grey prosoma, and the reddish hairs on the opisthosoma. Males and females look the same until the ultimate (final) molt of the males.
Euatlhus sp. "Red" is also known as the Chile Flame Tarantula. Beautiful, docile and very hardy this New-World terrestrial can make a great first tarantula. The females currently available are late in their molt cycle. It is advisable to let them molt before any breeding attempts.
The Venezuelan suntiger (Psalmopoeus irminia) is a striking tarantula species from Venezuela and hence considered a New World species. It has hairy legs which are typically dark in color (pronominally black) with a black carapace. Males are generally a slightly lighter, more faded color than females. Venom of this beauties is strong
Togo starburst is spider from Africa. It is kind a popular in Lithuania as a pet but is very agressive and unpredictable. Recommended only for experts.
Pterinochilus is a family of bird eaters, who are strictly not recommended for beginners. Despite that spiders grow up to quite small size they are incredibly fast and aggressive. Their poisons are said to be most toxic among all bird eaters. All these aspects make it especially dangerous to keep this spider at home.
Hapalopus sp. Colombia "Pumpkin Patch Large" .The "Pumpkin Patch" can take down prey nearly it's own size! Known for it's unusual, striking of bright orange and black, adults can have a faint purple sheen. This rare species is absolutely beautiful!
In fact the only one species known in captivity - Eucratoscelus pachypus, which can be easily separated from all other African tarantulas by its distinctive long brushes of setae and incrassate “bushy” tibia of the rear legs.