• Phormictopus atrichomatus - Red Island Birdeating Tarantula

Common Name: Red Island Bird-eating Tarantula
Scientific Name: Phormictopus atrichomatus

Status : Captive Bred

Country of origin - Cuba & Honduras
Habitat: Ground dwelling
Suitability:  Not overly aggressive but large and not for handling

My Opinion:
The Red Island Bird-eater is a very large, bulky and 'furry' tarantula. They are seldom seen in the hobby these days. Not overly aggressive but an imposing spider due to its size. They make a good display animal as they tend to sit out in the open but  I wouldn't recommend handling.

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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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Phormictopus atrichomatus - Red Island Birdeating Tarantula

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