Encyocratella olivacea
-Tanzanian Black & Olive

Common Names: Tanzanian Black and Olive Baboon Spider |  Tanzanian Black and Olive Tarantula

Adult Size: 12m to 13cm

Type: Old World, Semi-Arboreal to Arboreal

Growth Rate: Fast

Temperament:  Not for beginners. Defensive and aggressive if provoked. Very bold and will happily stand it’s ground, fight and bite.

Lifespan: Females (12 years) | Males (3 to 4 years)

Recommended Climate: Tanzania, Arusha & Usambara. 20-25°C (day), 18-20°C (night).

Recommended Humidity: Winter 65-75%, Summer 70-80%

Basic Enclosure Requirements: Terrestrial setup with at least 4 x the size of the spider in horizontal space, 5cm to 10cm of substrate with a shelter and a water dish.

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Description

Scientific Name: Encyocratella Olivacea

Common Names: Tanzanian Black and Olive Baboon Spider |  Tanzanian Black and Olive Tarantula

Not for beginners. A typical old world baboon tarantula that takes no prisoners. Certain specimens will throw a threat pose if you simply approach it’s enclosure, and will happily stand and fight, attack and bite anything that gets too close, so great care should be taken when working with this species as a bite would be most unpleasant and is suspected to have similar venom to the Pterinochilus murinus (Orange Baboon Tarantula, Illegal in South Africa), which is known to cause severe cramping and pain many days after being bit.

Our specimens ARE NOT PET HOLES as some keepers have described them. They are always out and about, constantly laying down webbing and are always out in the open. Both male and female have hides that they could web themselves in to, but instead have webbed them closed and sit on top of them.

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