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)


  • Thrixopelma ockerti - Peruvian Orange Rump

Common Name:Peruvian Orange Rump
Scientific Name: Thrixopelma ockerti

Status: Captive Bred

Country of origin - Peru
Habitat: Ground dwelling
Suitability:  Not very friendly and skittish

My Opinion:
This is quite an unusual tarantula, certainly something a bit different. They have a strange way of walking and slink around rather like a cat. They also have an annoying habit of kicking off hairs at the slightest provocation. That said they are a bit different and a bright, colourful species.

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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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Thrixopelma ockerti - Peruvian Orange Rump

  • Product Code: 445
  • Availability: 2
  • £25.00


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