WIN a Poecilotheria metallica!


Common Name: Gooty Sapphire Ornamental

Adult Size: 14 to 15cm

Type: Old World, Arboreal. Not for beginners

Growth Rate: Fast

Temperament: Defensive & Flighty. The most docile of all Poecilotheria

Lifespan: Females (12 to 15 years) | Males (3 to 4 years)

Recommended Climate: Nallamala Forest, India. 24-28°C (day), 20-24°C (night)

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.

Photo Credit: | Danny de Bruyne



That’s right, we are putting one of our stunning Poecilotheria metallica – Gooty Sapphire Ornamental – females up for grabs in a simple Raffle competition, in fact it’s the exact specimen in this photo that we photographed a few weeks back.

Entries cost only R50.00 each and you could stand the chance of winning a beautiful Sub-Adult female Poecilotheria metallica – Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tarantula.


Add a ticket (or 3) to your shopping cart and we will create a unique entry ID number for each ticket you purchase. When it’s time to draw the lucky winner, we will ask a random person who is not at all in the hobby to draw a winning ticket for us, at which point the winner will be notified via the E-Mail or SMS details in the profile you registered at when signing up.

We’ve added a shipping option to the checkout for this competition so that “No Shipping” can be selected and doesn’t complicate matters.


  1. The competition will run until Spring on the 1st September 2019
  2. The draw will be done randomly and is final, no correspondence will be entered in to.
  3. The prize can not be exchanged for cash but can be exchanged for spiders of similar value if the winner so chooses and if has a suitable exchange to offer.
  4. This competition is only valid for people living in South Africa and not living in the Western Cape (it’s illegal to keep tarantulas in the Western Cape).
  5. The prize will be shipped at cost using a courier service of our choosing.
  6. All other terms, conditions and terms of use of perpetually apply.



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