Tropical areas of Martinique.
Scrubland to desert habitat.
a) Common Name
Antilles Pinktoe / Versicolour Tarantula.
This species of tarantula is docile but skittish and can run quickly if
This tarantula has hues of green, orange, red and even purple.
Medium - Fast.
f) Full Grown Size
12cm – 15cm (5-6 inches).
Females: roughly 9 years. Males roughly 3 years. Males die shortly after
KEEPING THIS SPIDER IN CAPTIVITY
a) Cage setup
Spiderlings can live in a clear plastic container with air holes. Adults can
live in a 2ft (20 gallon) tank. Height is more important that floor area..
At least 5 - 7.5cm (2 - 3 inches) of peat.
Provide lots of plastic plants to make webs between. Add a
length of hollow bark and stand it upright in the enclosure so that the spider
can make web
27°C (75 - 80°F)
75 to 80%. Mist
enclosure often. Ensure good ventilation.
f) Water source
Sub-adults – adults may drink from a shallow, wide water dish.
Spiderlings can be fed on pinhead crickets and other small insects.
Adults can be fed on large crickets and other large insects.