Poecilotheria sp.



Product Info:

  • 3 Awesome Poecilotheria.
  • 3 Rearing Jars
  • 3 Water Bowls
  • 1 Terradisc Coco Fibre Block
  • Cork Bark Hides

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    Poecilotheria are know as Parachute Spiders In India. A name recentley dreamed up by the Indian conservation group ZooOutreach because they can launch themselves off a tree, spreading out their legs. However either Pocock in the 1800s or Andrew Smith in the 90's came up with the name Ornamental spider (Mr Smith can't seem remember which) and Carter, who was the first to collect them in early Victotrian times called them Embroidery spiders. Personally we prefer the name Long Legged Mac Daddies.

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    Species Included:

    Mysore Ornamental (Poecilotheria striata)
    Poecilotheria striata can be distinguished by the presence of yellowish transverse bands on the legs. The cephalothorax has a wide pale edge with the central part being black aside from a Y-shaped marking around the foveal groove and a pale patch behind the ocular tubercle.

    Fringed Ornamental (Poecilotheria ornata)
    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.

    Indian Ornamental (Poecilotheria regalis)
    Attractively coloured, this is a firm favourite of the hobby and the most commonly kept Poecilotheria and is considered the most "calm" species prefering to hide rather than show agression. As with all Poecilotheria species it has motley patterned legs with yellow stripes underneath them and ornamental figures on the abdomen and carapace. This is possibily the most popular arboreal Tarantula as it have a rather large adult size and is easy to breed.