Lampropelma carpenteri
-Sulawesi Black

Adult Size: BIG 22 to 25cm

Type: Old World Arboreal (Certain specimens may elect to build burrows as well.)

Growth Rate: Medium to Fast

Temperament: Defensive and extremely fast when younger..

Lifespan: Females (14 to 15 years) | Males (3 to 4 years)

Origin: Sulawesi, Indonesia

Recommended Climate: 25-28°C (Summer), 20-22°C (Winter)

Recommended Humidity: 70-80%.

Basic Enclosure Requirements: Arboreal setup with at least 4 x the size of the spider in vertical space, 5cm to 10cm of substrate, a vertical shelter like hollow cork bark or bamboo and a customary water dish.

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Scientific Names: Lampropelma carpenteri

(Previously: Phormingochilus carpenteri & Cyriopagopus sp. Sulawesi Black) – Source (Video below)

Common Names: Sulawesi Black Tarantula | Sulawesi Grey Velvet

A huge old world bird spider that is probably one of the biggest out there. If you are in to old world arboreal tarantulas, this is one for your collection.

They are shy but very bold and will defend themselves very willingly so take care when working with this species.


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