This is a specific care sheet for Selenobrachys philippinuss (Selenobrachys philippinus), for more in this genus see Category:Selenobrachys.
|Tarantula Information (for a more detailed Tarantula care review see Tarantula Care Sheets|
|Regions Found:||Negros Oriental, Philippines|
|Class:||Old World Tarantula|
|Adult Size:||5-6in. Leg Span|
|Temperament:||Very Defensive, Will Bite when Provoked|
|Venom Potency:||Same as a Bee Sting Venom.|
|Selenobrachys philippinus Housing Requirements|
|Tarantula Housing:||5gal. for Adults with 4-6in. substrate, Small plastic bins with deep damp substrate for slings and juvies.|
|Special Requirements:||Needs a slightly damp substrate.|
|Breeding Selenobrachys philippinus Tarantulas|
|Egg sac size:|
|Danger to Male:||Female Tarantulas will sometimes cannibalize the males|
|Selenobrachys philippinus Diet|
|Livefood insects such as crickets, locust, butter worms, meal worms, superworms, houseflies and cockroaches.|
|Recommended Pet Supplies for Selenobrachys philippinus|
Selenobrachys philippinus habitat
Selenobrachys philippinus also known as The Philippine Orange Tarantula is found in Mumbacal, Mt. Kanlaon, Negros Oriental, Philippines.
They are old world burrowing type tarantula.
Keep in high humidity enclosure, dry set-ups easily dehydrate them. 4-6in. deep substrate is needed for burrowing with slightly damp substrate.
Provide a hide where they usually create the entrance to their burrow with web.
Feeding Selenobrachys philippinus
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). Feed an adult 2-3 crickets 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 Selenobrachys philippinus
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:
- Preparation for breeding
- Tarantula breeding
- Looking after an egg sac
- Caring for the female
- Caring for the spiderlings