Monday 26th June - I will be unavailable all day as I am attending a wedding, I'm putting this hurried note on the site as Monday is a busy day and I already have messages "binging and pinging" on my phone and computer. I may get a chance to reply this evening but it will more likely be tomorrow.  

  • Sericopelma species - Santa Catalina Tarantula

Common Name: Santa Catalina Tarantula
Scientific Name: Sericopelma species

Status : Captive Bred  

Country of origin - Panama
Habitat: Ground dwelling
Suitability:  Not for beginners

My Opinion:
These spiders are very pretty, with a beautiful red hue. I think they were originally collected in Panama by Ray Gabriel several years ago but still remain an unidentified species (as far as I know?). They are quite fast moving and skittish as youngsters but don't seem particularly aggressive (I haven't tried handling them). They tend to sit out in the open in full view, which is nice.

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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.

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Sericopelma species - Santa Catalina Tarantula

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