Poecilotheria metallica

Gooty Ornamental (4cm)

POCOCK, 1899

Poecilotheria metallica
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25.00

Stock Description:

Unsexed Spiderlings approx. 3-4cm

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Species Info:

Origin

India

Lifestyle

Arboreal

Temp

20-26°C

Humidity

60-70%

Leg Span

18cm

Disposition

Defensive

Suitability

3

Still one of most sort after species even after 10 years of captive breeding, as soon as you see one you can see why. The Adult pattern looks similar to P. subfusca, only has a light grey background with deep blue markings and intense yellow banding. Like others in its genus it exhibits an intricate fractal-like pattern on the abdomen. The species' natural habitat is deciduous forest in Andra Pradesh, in central southern India. P. metallica was first discovered in the town of Gooty, a fact reflected in some of its common names. They are not difficult to keep and can be raised communally. Keep them in a tall arboreal enclosure with tubular retreats.

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Literature References

Gabriel, R. 2011. Poecilotheria formosa, P. metallica, P. miranda and P. tigrinawesseli: Notes and observations on their captive breeding, maturity rate and sociability Journal of the British Tarantula Society 26(3): 101-110.
Wojciechowski, a. 2010. Breeding Poecilotheria metallica. Journal of the British Tarantula Society 25(2/3): 59-66.