Poecilotheria tigrinawesseli
-Tiger Ornamental

Common Names: Wessel’s Tiger Ornamental | Anantagiri’s Parachute Spider

Adult Size: 16cm to 18cm

Type: Old World, Arboreal

Growth Rate: Fast

Temperament:  Not for beginners. Defensive and aggressive if provoked.

Lifespan: Females (11 to 12 years) | Males (2 to 3 years)

Origin: Andhra Pradesh / Eastern Ghats, India

Recommended Climate:  26-28°C (Summer), 20-24°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 Name: Poecilotheria tigrinawesseli

Common Names: Wessel’s Tiger Ornamental | Anantagiri’s Parachute Spider

Not for beginners. Lightning fast from sling to adult as with most Poecilotheria species, this tarantula will grow large and gorgeous. It’s venom is potent and although not necessarily an aggressive or defensive bird spider, it will gladly deliver a nasty bite if provoked or if given the right reasons. The bites are very painful and can result in hospitalization for a careless or unlucky keeper.

There is no concrete evidence as yet, but it is said that the venom from Wessel’s Tiger Ornamental is worse then other Poecilotheria species, so take extra care.



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