Pop In & Pick Up Weekend


I will be having a Spider evening on Friday 30th November 6.30-8.30. All are welcome, no rules but if it is chaos I will put some in place for the next one! Come along for a chat, watch some spiders at a time that they come out to play and feel free to buy if you wish (there is no obligation to buy)


  • Pterinochilus murinus - Orange Baboon Tarantula

Common Name: Orange 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 (known as the Golden Starburst Baboon) which is becoming rarer now as the Orange colouration 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. Sometimes called the OBT, some say it stands for Orange Baboon tarantula but most say it means "Orrible Bitey Thing"!

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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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Pterinochilus murinus - Orange Baboon Tarantula

  • Product Code: 525
  • Availability: 2
  • £25.00


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