Chilobrachys dyscolus

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This is a specific care sheet for Chilobrachys dyscoluss (Chilobrachys dyscolus), for more in this genus see Category:Chilobrachys.

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Chilobrachys dyscolus care sheet
Chilobrachys dyscolus
Chilobrachys dyscolus
Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Subphylum: Arachnomorpha

Class: Arachnida

Subclass: Micrura

Order: Araneae

Suborder: Opisthothelae

Family: Theraphosidae

Subfamily: Selenocosmiinae

Genus: Chilobrachys

Species: C. dyscolus

Tarantula Information (for a more detailed Tarantula care review see Tarantula Care Sheets
Information and Tarantula Care
Regions Found:
Adult Size:
Urticating Hairs:
Venom Potency:
Chilobrachys dyscolus Housing Requirements
Tarantula Housing:
Special Requirements:
Breeding Chilobrachys dyscolus Tarantulas
Breeding Difficulty:
Egg sac size:
Danger to Male: Tarantula females will sometimes cannibalise the males
Chilobrachys dyscolus Diet
Livefood insects such as crickets, locust, butter worms, meal worms, superworms, houseflies and cockroaches.
Recommended Pet Supplies for Chilobrachys dyscolus

Chilobrachys dyscolus habitat[edit]

An adult Chilobrachys dyscolus tarantula should be provided with an enclosure 2 to 5 gallons in volume with a secure lid.

You should cover the bottom of the enclosure with 5-6 inches of substrate such as shredded coconut husk, but some keepers choose to use peat moss, potting soil or vermiculite.

Provide a heat source and use means to moderate the humidity such as a large open water bowl or misting bottle.

Feeding Chilobrachys dyscolus[edit]

Tarantula diet is typically insects such as crickets, grass-hoppers, beetles, moths, meal worms and cockroaches. A staple diet of crickets is the only food a tarantula requires besides water which can be provided in a shallow dish (lid of a jar or bottle cap). Typically feed an adult twice a week. Uneaten prey should be removed after one day to prevent problems and attracting mites. The food provided should be no larger than the abdomen of the tarantula.

Breeding Chilobrachys dyscolus[edit]

Breeding tarantulas can be extremely difficult but can also be extremely rewarding. From a successful mating, anywhere from 50 to 2000 eggs can be produced, depending upon the size and species of the female. The Brazilian Salmon Pink (Lasiodora parahybana) are of the larger species and have been known to produce some 1500-2000 eggs in one sac. Another popular species The Goliath Bird Eater (Theraphosa blondi) however, has been known to produce as little as 50 eggs despite its “goliath” size.

The basic steps involved in breeding tarantulas are discussed further:

See Also[edit]