Psalmopoeus irminia - Venezuelan Suntiger

Psalmopoeus irminia - Venezuelan Suntiger

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Venezuelan Suntiger

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Psalmopoeus irminia - Venezuelan Suntiger

Date Acquired: April 13, 2022

Last Shed: April 20, 2022

Sex: Female - Dimorphic, Females have Dark Coloration vs Grayish for males.

Last Rehouse: 04/20/2022

Personality: Very Fast - Aggressive when provoked or threatened

Care Level: Advanced - New World

Urticating hairs: No

Care and Details: Aboral - Semi Aboral

Local:  Venezuela, North Guyana, North Brazil, ParacaĆ­ma; The climate where the Suntiger is found is a HOT and humid tropical climate. Average annual temperatures range from the mid-'70s to mid 90's.

Temp/humidity: Temperature between 72°-80°F and humidity at 70% The substrate is CoCO fiber with a weekly misting to maintain humidity. I use damp clay balls as a base for humidity control.

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, a 8x8x12 is also suitable.
This like other aboral Tarantulas will web the bark and create dirt curtains for privacy.

Substrate: Currently is about 75% Coco fiber and 25% Earth with a depth up to the lower vent holes.

Food: Varied diet of Crickets and roaches weekly depending on the appetite. On occasion a mealworm. 

Adult Size: Grows to about 6 inches when fully grown - Females. Has a strong feeding response.

Longevity: Females about 12 years, Males about 4

Temperament: A very fast-moving spider. It shows defensive posture when provoked and will bite if messed with.

Venom: Medically Significant

Note: One of my favorite New World Tarantulas

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