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Poecilotheria regalis - Indian Ornamental Tarantula


🕷️ Meet the Posh and Regal: Poecilotheria regalis 🕷️

Welcome to the world of the Poecilotheria regalis, affectionately known as the "Indian Ornamental Tarantula." This is not just a spider; it's a work of art with legs! Imagine the elegance of a Victorian-era ballroom gown, now shrink it down and give it eight legs – voilà, you've got the Poecilotheria regalis. Its striking black and white patterns are reminiscent of a high-end designer outfit, making it a must-have for any tarantula aficionado.

🌡️ Care and Husbandry: Living Like Royalty 🌡️

Temperature: These regal beauties enjoy a warm and cozy environment, thriving in temperatures ranging from 70°F to 85°F. Humidity: A bit on the moist side, around 60-70%, just enough to keep their royal skin hydrated.
Housing: The Poecilotheria regalis is an arboreal species – think of them as the spider equivalent of tree-huggers. They love vertical space to climb and showcase their stunning patterns. A tall enclosure with some bark or branches will make them feel right at home.

🔍 Facts and Information: 

  • Latin/Scientific Name: Poecilotheria regalis
  • Common Name: Indian Ornamental Tarantula
  • Type: Arboreal
  • Category: Old World
  • Locale: Primarily found in India
  • Size: They can reach up to 7-9 inches in leg span, with females being larger.
  • Urtication Hairs: No urticating hairs here. They're too posh for that!
  • Stridulation: They do not produce stridulation sounds.
  • Growth Rate: Moderately fast. They don't like to keep their admirers waiting too long.
  • Life Expectancy: Females can live up to 12 years, while males have a shorter lifespan.
  • Recommended Experience Level: Due to their speed and potential for defensive bites, they're best suited for intermediate keepers.

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