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  • Psalmopoeus cambridgei - Trinidad Chevron Tarantula

Common Name:Trinidad Chevron Tarantula
Scientific Name: Psalmopoeus cambridgei

Status: Captive Bred

Country of origin - Trinidad (West Indies)
Habitat: Tree dwelling
Suitability:  Not for beginners, fast moving

My Opinion:
A large, very pretty tarantula. They were once really common, probably the most commonly kept arboreal spider after the Pink Toe (Avicularia species) but these days the Poecilotheria species seem to have taken over as the 'favourite arboreal pet spider' and the Trinidad Chevron is much rarer in the hobby. They are extremely fast moving and once sitting still they are incredibly well camouflaged. I have heard it said that they would 'fight with their own moult' (a great quote by the great Ann Webb) but I don't find them overly aggressive just defensive when disturbed. I haven't seen a wild caught specimen for years but these would quite likely be more aggressive than captive bred stock. 

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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.

I am happy to send a photo of any spider that you are interested in, just email me!

All spiders are unsexed unless stated.


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Psalmopoeus cambridgei - Trinidad Chevron Tarantula

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