Poecilotheria smithi

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This is a specific care sheet for Yellowbacked Ornamentals (Poecilotheria smithi), for more in this genus see Category:Poecilotheria.

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Yellowbacked Ornamental care sheet
Poecilotheria smithi
Yellowbacked Ornamental Tarantula
Yellowbacked Ornamental Tarantula
Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Subphylum: Arachnomorpha

Class: Arachnida

Subclass: Micrura

Order: Araneae

Suborder: Opisthothelae

Family: Theraphosidae

Subfamily: Poecilotheriinae

Genus: Poecilotheria

Species: P. smithi

Known as the Yellowbacked Ornamental Tarantula,

Tarantula Information (for a more detailed Tarantula care review see Tarantula Care Sheets
Information and Tarantula Care
Regions Found: Sri Lanka
Class: Arboreal
Adult Size:
Temperament: Skittish
Urticating Hairs: No
Venom Potency: Strong
Poecilotheria smithi Housing Requirements
Tarantula Housing: Height is much more important than floor space, a substrate should be provided with a variety of plants and branches. Ensure branches are in a stable position and will not fall if the tarantula climbs onto it.
Temperature: 22-26°C (71.6-78.8°F)
Humidity: 70%
Special Requirements: No special requirements.
Breeding Poecilotheria smithi Tarantulas
Breeding Difficulty: Unknown
Egg sac size: Unknown
Danger to Male: Probable sexual cannibalism
Poecilotheria smithi Diet
Livefood insects such as crickets, locust, butter worms, meal worms, superworms, houseflies and cockroaches.
Recommended Pet Supplies for Poecilotheria smithi