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Indian ornamental tree spider

Poecilotheria regalis

CHARACTERISTICS

Family
Theraphosidae

Habitat
south-west India and Sri Lanka

GEOGRAPHIC RANGE

Adept Tree Dweller

Indian ornamental tree spiders live a solitary life in the rainforest. They are nimble and somewhat aggressive. They protect themselves from their enemies with a particularly painful, poisonous bite. They get their name from the yellow and black stripes on the lower part of both pairs of front legs. 

 

No Breeding Issues

 In contrast to other tarantulas, Indian ornamental tree spiders mate quite amicably. One cocoon can hold up to 200 eggs. Their prey consists of any kind of insect but they will also eat chicks, lizards and rodents.

Conservation status