Other common names: Fimbriated Striated Burrowing Spider
Scientific name: Chilobrachys fimbriatus
The Indian Violet Tarantula is a terrestrial tarantula which is native to forests in Karnataka and Maharashtra, India.
Appearance / health:
Adults reach 4-5" in leg span upon maturity. These have a unique rust coloration with thin abdominal striping and violet tinged legs.
Behavior / temperament:
Fast, skittish and very defensive. These will not hesitate to rear up in threat display or bite if provoked. Handling is not advised, as it also possesses medically significant venom.
Medium terrestrial enclosure with ample room to burrow. This is a challenging species to care for, as it requires high humidity, and must be given several inches of substrate to construct a burrow. If the environment is allowed to dry out, the animal will most likely die.
Invertebrates smaller than itself - crickets, roaches, mealworms.