Colombian Lesserblack Tarantula (Xenesthis immanis): Care Guide

The Colombian Lesserblack Tarantula (Xenesthis immanis) is a terrestrial New World spider that’s native to Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador. They’re highly desired among hobbyists due to their impressive size and eye-catching coloration. If the Colombian Lesserblack has caught your eye and you’re considering whether it’ll be a good addition to your collection you have come … Read more

Goliath Birdeater Tarantula (Theraphosa blondi): Full Guide

The Goliath Birdeater Tarantula (Theraphosa blondi) is the largest tarantula species in the world. These giant spiders have long fascinated people around the world, so it’s not very surprising that they’ve become very popular among hobbyists. However, due to their large size, urticating hairs, fast speed, and defensive nature they’re not all too suitable for … Read more

Purple Pinktoe Tarantula (Avicularia purpurea): Care Guide

The Purple Pinktoe Tarantula (Avicularia purpurea) is a New World Arboreal Tarantula species that is native to Ecuador. It’s well known in the hobby for its gorgeous purple-blue metallic iridescent colors which are truly beautiful to behold. They’re also quite docile and rarely show defensive behavior, which is why they’re often recommended for newcomers to … Read more

Brazilian Black and White Tarantula (Nhandu coloratovillosus): Guide

The Brazilian Black and White is a New World species from Brazil with reported sightings in Paraguay. As her name suggests, she has a mesmerizing black and white pattern around her body. She’s also known for being emotionally unpredictable since her behavior varies by the specimen. However, most owners will describe their particular pet as … Read more

Are Tarantulas Carnivores, Omnivores, or Herbivores?

Tarantulas are the largest spiders in the world. To sustain their large size, they feed exclusively on meat, which means that they are carnivores. In the wild, they feed primarily on insects, but they will also eat a variety of small lizards, mammals, and sometimes even birds! The types of foods that tarantulas can eat … Read more

Are Tarantulas Reptiles, Mammals, Insects, or Arachnids?

Tarantulas are not reptiles, nor are they mammals. If you said they’re insects, that’s not quite right either, but you’re getting closer. The correct answer is that tarantulas are arachnids! Arachnids are a class of join-legged invertebrates. This means that they do not have spines. Another common feature among arachnids is that they have eight … Read more

Darth Maul Tarantula (Psalmopoeus victori): Care Guide

The Darth Maul Tarantula (Psalmopoeus victori) is a New World arboreal species from Veracruz, Mexico. She has some Old World characteristics such as lacking urticating hair in her abdomen, being fast, aggressive, and having a potent venom. It has been first described very recently (2008) as the first arboreal tarantula in Mexico and North America. … Read more

Colombian Giant Redleg Tarantula (Megaphobema robustum) Guide

The Colombian Giant Redleg Tarantula (Megaphobema robustum) is a New World terrestrial species. She’s native to the lowland region of Colombia, particularly in “Los Llanos.” Known for being one of the most enormous Tarantulas, the CGRT can grow to a stunning eight inches, a size that really serves to bring out her beautiful coloration. However, … Read more

Mexican Red Knee Tarantula: Care, Photos, Facts & Info

The Mexican Red Knee tarantula (brachypelma hamorii) is a New World terrestrial tarantula native to Mexico. This species has often been confused with the Brachypelma smithi because they’re very similar in appearance. The Mexican Red Knee is an incredibly popular species in the hobby due to its striking appearance and docile nature. This makes them … Read more

10 Cute Dwarf Tarantulas That Stay Small [With Pictures!]

When talking about tarantulas, small and cute are usually not the first words that come to people’s minds. However, dwarf tarantulas are smaller tarantulas and they definitely have a certain cuteness to them. With over 800 identified tarantula species, it can sometimes be hard to get a good overview of all of them. They all … Read more