Tuesday 16th July - I will be going on holiday in early August so you will find lots of bargains on the website at this time.

I need to clear some stock before I go, I can't leave the family looking after such a huge number of animals!!

Some of the "Super Specials" this week: Tubs of Hissing cockroaches, Cave crickets, Ethiopian crickets, Huntsman spiders!

  • Pterinochilus murinus - Golden Starburst Baboon Tarantula

Common Name:Golden Starburst Baboon Tarantula
Scientific Name: Pterinochilus murinus

Status: Captive Bred  

Country of origin - Mombasa (and surrounding African countries)
Habitat: Ground dwelling
Suitability:  Not for beginners, very aggressive

My Opinion:
Another fast moving, aggressive Baboon tarantula, probably one of the oldest species of tarantula to be kept in captivity in this country. They have certainly been around since I started keeping spiders over 30 years ago but in those days they were all the regular brown colouration which is becoming rarer now as the Orange colouration (known as the Orange Baboon) has become more popular. They are very pretty spiders but always 'up for a fight'. They do seem to give plenty of warning as they rear up with fangs outstretched (a scary sight). This spider also builds a thick 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 murinus - Golden Starburst Baboon Tarantula

  • Product Code: 230
  • Availability: 1
  • £35.00


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