Xenesthis immanis - Colombian Lesserblack
Colombian Lesserblack/Blue Bloom
Xenesthis immanis - Colombian Lesserblack/Blue Bloom
Date Acquired: April 4, 2022
Last Shed: May 25, 2022 Now has some color
Last Rehouse: 04/4/2022
Personality: Fast - Moderate Defensive if disturbed
Care Level: Intermediate - New World
Urticating hairs: Yes
Care and Details: Terrestial - Likes to burrow into the substrate or uses hides if made available.
Local: South America, Venezuela. The climate of Venezuela is hot humid and considered tropical. The annual average temperature ranges between 24°C (mid 70's) and 27°C (mid 80's)
Temp/humidity: Temperature between 72°-80°F and humidity at 70% The substrate is CoCO fiber mixed with earth. A weekly misting to maintain humidity.
Enclosure: A setup for a Terrestial tarantula. This large spider burrows with some webbing, I use a flat cork bark hide. The enclosure should be a 12x 12 x 12 for a fully grown adult. All-glass enclosure
Substrate: Currently is 50% Coco fiber and 50% Earth with a depth up to the 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 15 years, Males about 4
Temperament: A fast-moving spider. It shows defensive posture when provoked and will bite if messed with. Will venture out of hiding mostly late afternoon and night.
Venom: Not Medically Significant
Personal Note: The Xenesthis immanis was one of my very first Tarantula, it was a male and lived for about 5 years. I wanted to replace this species with a female and hopefully, I have a female now. Purchased two from different breeders as females. I have not sexed them as of yet.