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  • Pterinochilus chordatus - Kilimanjaro Baboon Tarantula

Common Name: Kilimanjaro Baboon Tarantula
Scientific Name: Pterinochilus chordatus

Status : Captive Bred

Country of origin - Tanzania (surrounding countries)
Habitat: Ground dwelling
Suitability:  Not for beginners

My Opinion:
Most  African Baboon tarantulas are very aggressive and quick to bite but I find the Kilimanjaro Baboon to be quite docile in comparison to others. They are an attractive tarantula spider, dark brown/grey in colour with lighter, ornate markings on the body and legs. They like to build a thick and intricate web.   

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It is difficult to give a size for the spiders as stock is constantly changing. Generally, the small size is a spiderling up to 1.5cm body length (small will be SMALL), juvenile is a grown on spiderling with a body length of about 1.5cm, medium 2cm to 4cm and a large is 4cm to fully adult (but a lot depends on the species!)

If you would like me to measure the body length of any medium or large spider, please send me an email. I cannot measure the body length of small and juvenile size spiders as they are constantly changing.

All spiders are unsexed unless stated.


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Pterinochilus chordatus - Kilimanjaro Baboon Tarantula

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