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This is a generalised care sheet for Psalmopoeuss, a genus titled (Psalmopoeus). For more in this femily see Category:Theraphosidae, or for a more detailed species care sheet see Category:Psalmopoeus.

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Psalmopoeus care sheet
Venezuelan Sun Tiger Tarantula
Venezuelan Sun Tiger Tarantula
Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Subphylum: Arachnomorpha

Class: Arachnida

Subclass: Micrura

Order: Araneae

Suborder: Opisthothelae

Family: Theraphosidae

Subfamily: Aviculariinae

Genus: Psalmopoeus

Psalmopoeus is a genus of the family Theraphosidae containing various species of tarantulas. The genus is native to Central America and South America including the West Indies. These species are believed to be relatively venomous, and research in the venom of Psalmopoeus cambridgei shows it to be similar to capsaicin, the molecule causing irritation in chili peppers.
Tarantula Information (for a more detailed Tarantula care review see Tarantula Care Sheets
Information and Tarantula Care
Regions Found: Central and South America
Class: Arboreal
Adult Size:
Temperament: Skittish and Defensive
Urticating Hairs: No
Venom Potency: Unknown
Psalmopoeus 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.
Special Requirements:
Breeding Psalmopoeus Tarantulas
Breeding Difficulty: Unknown
Egg sac size: Unknown
Danger to Male: Possible sexual cannibalism
Psalmopoeus Diet
Livefood insects such as crickets, locust, butter worms, meal worms, superworms, houseflies and cockroaches.
Recommended Pet Supplies for Psalmopoeus

Breeding Psalmopoeus[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]