Selenobrachys philippinus

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This is a specific care sheet for Selenobrachys philippinuss (Selenobrachys philippinus), for more in this genus see Category:Selenobrachys.

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Selenobrachys philippinus care sheet
Selenobrachys philippinus
Selenobrachys philippinus
Selenobrachys philippinus
Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Subphylum: Arachnomorpha

Class: Arachnida

Subclass: Micrura

Order: Araneae

Suborder: Opisthothelae

Family: Theraphosidae

Subfamily: Selenocosmiinae

Genus: Selenobrachys

Species: S. philippinus


Tarantula Information (for a more detailed Tarantula care review see Tarantula Care Sheets
Information and Tarantula Care
Regions Found: Negros Oriental, Philippines
Class: Old World Tarantula
Longevity: 15-20 years
Adult Size: 5-6in. Leg Span
Temperament: Very Defensive, Will Bite when Provoked
Urticating Hairs: None
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.
Temperature: High
Humidity: High
Special Requirements: Needs a slightly damp substrate.
Breeding Selenobrachys philippinus Tarantulas
Breeding Difficulty:
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[edit]

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[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). 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[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]