One of the largest species of Poecilotheria that can be kept like other Pokies in a tall arboreal terrarium with tubular retreats. Though relatively easy to keep they do have quite potent venom and are suited to the more confident keeper. This is a non communal species.
Gabriel, R. 2012. Some notes and observations on the breeding of Poecilotheria ornata and P. rufilata. Journal of the British Tarantula Society 28(1): 18-27.
Gallon, R.C. 2012. Keeping and breeding Poecilotheria ornata Pocock, 1899 in captivity. Journal of the British Tarantula Society 27(2): 62-69.
Wright, G.S. 2006. Poecilotheria ornata bite report. Journal of the British Tarantula Society 21(4): 128-129.