• Are you a Tarantula hobbyist? If so, we invite you to join our community! Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your pets and enclosures and chat with other Tarantula enthusiasts. Sign up today!

Poecilotheria rufilata

Tarantulabas1993

Active Member
Hello,

I just ordered my 3rd pokie this morning and it is a Red slate ornamental and was wondering if anyone had any advice on how to care for these beautiful creatures. I do understand that it is a larger type of tarantula so been figuring out what sized enclosure I need. I do have time since it's only about 3 inches in length. Any advice or comments let me know.
 

Attachments

octanejunkie

Well-Known Member
1,000+ Post Club
3 Year Member
Tarantula Club Member
I keep all my poecilotheria in exo terra 45x45x90 (adult) but a lot of people keep them in smaller. I'm just setting up some 30x30x45's for some juvenile poecilotheria now. :)
Nicely done!
I'm curious about the back ground around the cork bark. Can you share some info/details about that, and your process of texturing it?
 

timc

Well-Known Member
3 Year Member
Honestly my 7” girl is in a dog food container. It’s got a ton of room/height for her, and it’s not fully transparent which I believe she loves because she is SUPER light averse. This means no dirt curtains and a much calmer spider. She’s almost always out now where I can “see” her, in whatever limited capacity. Sure I can only see her beautiful pink/purple hairs when I open the lid but it’s better than her running every time the light comes on.
 
Top