Poecilotheria metallica -Sapphire Ornamental
Poecilotheria metallica - Sapphire Ornamental
Date Acquired: April 4, 2022
Last Shed: (1) May 23, 2022 (2) May 22, 2022
Last Rehouse: 04/4/2022
Personality: Very Fast - Moderate Defensive if disturbed - Secretive and Hides
Care Level: Advanced - Old World
Urticating hairs: No
Care and Details: Aboral
Local: India, Gooty India. The climate of India varies from dry to wet depending on the season. Average annual temperatures range from the mid-'70s to over 100.
Temp/humidity: Temperature between 72°-80°F and humidity at 70% The substrate is CoCO fiber with a weekly misting to maintain humidity.
Enclosure: A setup for an arboreal tarantula. I use a vertical cork bark to climb and as a hide. Therefore the enclosure should be taller than longer. Full Grown Adults should be housed in a 12" x 12" x 15" all-glass enclosure
Substrate: Currently is 100% Coco fiber with a depth up to the vent lower vent holes, about 6 inches.
Food: A few Crickets every week depending on the appetite. On occasion a mealwork or Cockroach.
Adult Size: A large spider at about 7 inches fully grown.
Longevity: Females about 12 years, Males about 4
Temperament: This is secretive, but is a very fast-moving spider. It shows defensive posture when provoked and will bite if messed with
Venom: Medically Significant