Brazilian Black Tarantula (Grammostola pulchra): Care Guide

The Brazilian Black Tarantula (Grammostola pulchra) is a terrestrial New World species native to Brazil. It’s highly desired among hobbyists for its jet-black body, docile temperament, and long lifespan. Their docile temperament in combination with their non-potent venom also makes them a very suitable species for beginner hobbyists. If the Brazilian Black Tarantula has drawn … Read more

Top 10 New World Tarantula Species (With Pictures!)

There are over 900 tarantula species, and new ones are still identified every year. Today, we’re taking a closer look at New World Tarantulas specifically. New World Tarantulas are those that are endemic to North and South America. They’re typically more docile than Old World species and often have urticating hairs. In addition, they’re often … Read more

Hispaniolan Giant Tarantula (Phormictopus cancerides): Full Guide

The Hispaniolan Giant Tarantula (Phormictopus cancerides) is a terrestrial New World species from Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Most owners agree that it’s a highly underrated spider in the hobby. With a reputation for being aggressive, flicking hairs, and having a strong venom, most hobbyists don’t see the appeal in owning one. However, they make … Read more

Amazon Sapphire Tarantula (Ybyrapora diversipes): Care Guide

The Amazon Sapphire Tarantula (Ybyrapora diversipes) receives her name thanks to her vibrant colors. This New World arboreal species is new in the hobby, making her difficult to find, but that makes her all the more desirable for some collectors. She’s also skittish and defensive, which means beginners shouldn’t handle her. However, she’s still a … Read more

Pinkfoot Goliath Tarantula (Theraphosa apophysis): Care Guide

The Pinkfoot Goliath Tarantula (Theraphosa apophysis) is, next to the Goliath Birdeater and the Burgundy Goliath Birdeater, the biggest tarantula in the world. It’s a New World Terrestrial species whose large size and unique appearance have made them the object of interest for many hobbyists around the world. A welcome addition to any collection, the … Read more

Ivory Ornamental Tarantula (Poecilotheria subfusca): Full Guide

The Poecilotheria subfusca, commonly known as the Ivory Ornamental tarantula, is a beautiful arboreal bird spider. Native to Sri Lanka, these Old World tarantulas are the fancy of many enthusiasts. To fall in love with these beautiful spiders, one only has to notice their distinguishing colored patterns and subtle hues.  These pokies are a rare … Read more

Blue Foot Baboon Tarantula (Idiothele mira): Full Guide

The blue foot baboon tarantula (Idiothele mira) is an Old World terrestrial spider that is native to South Africa. Interestingly, this species is one of only a few true trapdoor tarantulas. Their color pattern is primarily comprised of black and gold, and they have a distinctive “starburst” pattern on their carapace and have striking electric … Read more

Chilean Flame Tarantula (Homoeomma chilensis): Full Guide

The Chilean Flame Tarantula (Homoeomma chilensis) is an adorable little dwarf tarantula. They’re a New World Terrestrial species that is native to Chile. She’s not only beautiful with flaming red setae over her abdomen, but she’s also tiny and peaceful. An excellent spider for handling, the Chilean Flame Tarantula is a perfect choice for beginners … Read more

Feather Leg Baboon Tarantula (Stromatopelma calceatum) Guide

The Feather Leg Baboon Tarantula (Stromatopelma calceatum) is an Old World arboreal species native to West Africa. They grow to a size of about 6 inches and are recognizable by their patterned brown body with lots of hairs. This spider gets a bad reputation for being fast and dangerous. She’s a defensive spider with one … Read more

Colombian Lesserblack Tarantula (Xenesthis immanis): Full 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