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.
A huge dark coloured Chilobrachys species that can reach sizes of 15-17cm legspan. These spiders are quite reclusive and if kept properly in a fossorial setup they will seldom be seen.
Chaco golden knee one of the larger species of tarantula, the Chaco golden knee (Grammostola pulchripes) can be expected to reach between 20–22 cm (8.5 in). The Chaco Golden Knee tends to be one of the more docile and calm species of tarantula and therefore makes an attractive first pet.
Lasiodorides striatus a large impressive spider, the Peruvian Orange stripe is a relatively easy to keep species. They are not nervous or aggressive, rather they are deliberate in their movements and slow to anger. This is not to say they will not strike when molested, but when treated with care can be easy to deal with.
Poecilotheria regalis is a species of arboreal tarantulas from the Western and Eastern Ghats, India. The common name for this spider is Indian Ornamental Tree Spider, or simply Indian Ornamental. It is one of the most popular arboreal tarantulas for amateur collectors. Their legspan sometimes exceeds 7 inches (18 cm).
Monocentropus balfouri baboon! Native to Socotra, an isolated island on east of the horn of Africa. The "Socotra Island Blue Baboon is an easy keeper who creates elaborate tubes. This tarantula could make a good first Old World tarantula for the collector.
Chilobrachys dyscolus is a large burrowing species. These spiders get pretty large and like most other Chilobrachys will not hesitate to act very defensive/aggressive if bothered.When freshly molted adults will sport a black to almost blue coloration and thru the molt cycle will look more of a dark charcoal color and continue to brown out while in pre-molt.
The Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tree Spider Poecilotheria metallica, a striking arboreal spider from India, and is creating quite a stir. An adult Gooty Sapphire tarantula has an incredible metallic blue colorations on its carapace, abdomen, and legs.
Ceratogyrus marshalli, also known as the unicorn horned baboon or straight horned baboon. a fast growing species that has a horn growing out of the top of its carapace. not recommended for beginners
This spider common in India, Goa State. He lives in tropical forests, where the average temperature is 27 degrees Celsius, and humidity even 70 percent. This spider terrestrial spider, but loves to nuzzle caverns and hide. Usually, these spiders are growing quite quickly, on average, can grow up to 15 cm. This spider can be quite aggressive.