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OBT Tarantula - Orange baboon Pterinochilus murinus

OBT Tarantula - Orange baboon Pterinochilus murinus

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The Legendary OBT Tarantula: Unveiling the Mystery 🌟

What's in a Name? OBT Decoded

  • Orange Bitey Thing
  • Orange Baboon Tarantula
  • Orange Badass Tarantula

Why Own an OBT? This tarantula is not just a pet; it's an experience. With its mesmerizing bright orange hues and a personality that's larger than life, the OBT is a true diva of the tarantula world. While they are not aggressive, they are highly defensive, making them one of the most spirited species in the hobby. Their defensive postures often emerge in their juvenile stages, but even as spiderlings, they can occasionally strike a pose.

Ease of Care: A Hardy Choice The OBT is incredibly resilient, making it one of the easiest tarantulas to care for.

Husbandry & Care 🌡️💧

  • Temperature: Thrives in a warm environment, ranging from 70°F to 83°F.
  • Humidity: Prefers low humidity with a semi-moist corner. Water dish is not necessary.
  • Housing: These are prolific webbers, so expect a webbed wonderland in their enclosure.  
  • Babies can be comfortable in a small 1-4 oz salsa container.  Juveniles in a 32oz or a 6 inch enclosure, and adults would thrive in a 12 inch enclosure. 

Humidity Management: To maintain optimal humidity, mist one side of the enclosure every two weeks, allowing the moisture to naturally disperse. A water dish is optional, as they tend to web around it.

Additional Insights 📚

  • Scientific Name: Pterinochilus murinus
  • Common Name: OBT – Orange Bitey Tarantula
  • Type: Burrowing, Hybrid
  • Category: Old World Baboon
  • Locale: Native to Africa
  • Size: Females can boast a legspan of up to 5 inches.
  • Urtication Hairs: None
  • Stridulation: Known for their unique stridulation noises.
  • Growth Rate: Highly temperature-dependent, with rapid growth at 80°F.
  • Life Expectancy: Females can live up to 12 years, while males typically reach 2-3 years.
  • Recommended Experience Level: Best suited for intermediate to experienced keepers.

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Shipping costs:

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.
Cold/heat pack.
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.