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Borneo Black Tarantula

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Scientific name: Lampropelma sp. 'Borneo'

The basics:
The Borneo Black Tarantula is native to tropical rainforests on the island of Borneo in Indonesia.

Appearance / health:
Another large arboreal, these can attain 6-7" leg spans and are a deep jet black coloration.

Behavior / temperament:
Fast, and moderately defensive, depending on the individual. These possess medically significant venom. These will bite with provocation. Not for handling.

Housing:
Large arboreal enclosure.
This species requires height as well as burrowing space. They should be kept fairly humid, with good air flow as well. In the wild, it is not uncommon to find them nesting in abandoned tree hollows or at tree bases, so they should be given the opportunity to choose whether to climb or burrow.

Diet:
Invertebrates smaller than itself - crickets, roaches, mealworms.

Breeding:
Moderately difficult - females need to be of adequate size, and environmental triggers may be needed to encourage sac production.

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