OBT Tarantula - Females/Males
OBT Tarantula - Females/Males
The infamous OBT tarantula. What does OBT stand for?
Orange Bitey Thing
Orange Baboon Tarantula
Orange Badass tarantula
This tarantula is a fun one to keep.
They have STRIKING bright orange colors, and they are defensive.
Not to be mistaken for aggression, because tarantulas are NOT aggressive.
They can sometimes be DEFENSIVE.
This particular tarantula is known to be one of the most defensive tarantulas in the hobby, but they only start getting their defense stance at juvenile stages, although they can potentially threat pose as babies as well, but not common.
Its one of my most favorite tarantulas because they are all divas. Such a personality on them.
They are also one of the easiest to keep. Super hardy species.
Temperatures – They love heat. 70f to 83f
Humidity – Low humidity. Dry with a moist corner, OR small water dish. Once a week you can spray their web as well.
Housing - They love to web up everything. Prolific webbers.
Your humidity levels should vary. I find this works well. Spray one side of the container with some water and let it soak through the rest of the substrate once every two weeks or so. Within that time, the substrate should dry-out, and you can repeat that process. You do not need a water dish for this species, as they will most likely web all over and around it.
Other useful information.
Latin/Scientific name: Pterinochilus murinus
Common name: OBT – Orange Bitey Tarantula
Type: Burrowing, hybrid.
Category: Baboon, old world.
Size: Large female legspan can reach 5in across.
Urtication hairs: None
Stridulation: They are known to make stridulation noises.
Growth rate: Highly temperature dependent. SUPER fast in the 80° temperatures.
Life expectancy: Females up to 12 years, males 2-3 years.
Recommended experience level: Intermediate to experienced
If you would like to see more OBT content, check out my Instagram. I update and post quite often.
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I charge a standard rate of $50 for shipping tarantulas, and isopods.
I take a loss on shipping, on every package.
There are many costs associated with shipping that are not evident on the surface level:
An insulated box.
The vials that the animals go inside of have to be drilled a certain way.
The preparation of the vials with padding takes labor to make.
So $50 for shipping is actually a bargain.
Packages go out usually Monday/Tuesday and sometimes Wednesday.
I will not ship after Wednesday, because if there are shipping delays, I do not want it to go over the weekend.
Live Arrival Guarantee:
I offer LAG (Live Arrival Guarantee) on every single package that I ship.
Animals usually arrive at your doorstep, or your nearest FedEx hub the following day after I ship. Usually 10am, but that is not always the case.
Sometimes it might take an additional day to arrive, but that is rare.
In the RARE case that the animal/s arrive DOA (dead on arrival), the receiver MUST send photos and video to me within an hour documenting the condition of the said animal.
We will then discuss replacement options if that is the case.
I've been shipping and sending hundreds if not thousands of packages over the last 10 years with an impeccable track record.
Shipping costs on DOA’s are never refundable.
Local Pick Up:
Local pick up in Los Angeles is always available.
If you live close, come pick up the animals.
I can also personally deliver the animals the same/next day if the order is over $200.
Where do you get your enclosures?
For a good quality enclosure, I recommend Herpcult Enclosures
What substrate do you use?
I prefer coco fiber substrate mixed with peat. Usually a 80/20 mixture.
Coco or similar
Sphagnum Peat Moss or similar
What temperature do you keep your tarantulas in?
I have my room set at 80°F, but they will be perfectly fine in temperatures between 69°F-83°F. I prefer using the Govee thermometer.
Are tarantulas venomous?
Yes, all spiders are venomous. However, tarantulas do not possess a medically significant venom. There have been no records of any humans dying due to a tarantula bite.
What happens if I get bit by a tarantula?
On the rare occasion that you get bit by a tarantula, remain calm. Do not run hot water over the wound because it will speed up the spread of the venom. Instead, clean the bite mark with room temperature water and monitor your symptoms. If your pain does not go away, please consult a physician.
What do you feed your tarantulas?
I feed my tarantulas crickets, roaches, mealworms, or superworms. However, crickets are always the easiest and most accessible from pet stores.
Tongs I use are- My favorite option or a less expensive alternative.
How often do you feed your tarantulas?
I feed my tarantulas once a week or bi-weekly.