Stromatopelma calceatum

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This is a specific care sheet for Stromatopelma calceatums (Stromatopelma calceatum), for more in this genus see Category:Stromatopelma.

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Stromatopelma calceatum care sheet
Stromatopelma calceatum
Stromatopelma calceatum
Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Subphylum: Arachnomorpha

Class: Arachnida

Subclass: Micrura

Order: Araneae

Suborder: Opisthothelae

Family: Theraphosidae

Subfamily: Stromatopelminae

Genus: Stromatopelma

Species: S. calceatum

Tarantula Information (for a more detailed Tarantula care review see Tarantula Care Sheets
Information and Tarantula Care
Regions Found: West Africa
Class: Arboreal
Adult Size: 14-16 cm
Urticating Hairs: No
Venom Potency: Strong
Stromatopelma calceatum Housing Requirements
Tarantula Housing:
Temperature: 23-28 dC
Humidity: 70%
Special Requirements:
Breeding Stromatopelma calceatum Tarantulas
Breeding Difficulty:
Egg sac size:
Danger to Male: Tarantula females will sometimes cannibalise the males
Stromatopelma calceatum Diet
Livefood insects such as crickets, locust, butter worms, meal worms, superworms, houseflies and cockroaches.
Recommended Pet Supplies for Stromatopelma calceatum

Stromatopelma calceatum habitat[edit]

An adult Stromatopelma calceatum 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 Stromatopelma calceatum[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 Stromatopelma calceatum[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]