Other common names: Peru Flame Rump; Peru Orange Rump; Flame Rump Tree Spider
Scientific name: Thrixopelma Ockerti
The Peruvian Flame Rump Tarantula is a handsome terrestrial tarantula which is found in tropical forests in Peru. They are somewhat uncommon in the pet trade and tend to be quite skittish and readily kick urticating hairs.
Appearance / health:
Thrixopelma Ockerti has a pink/red abdomen, and green carapace and legs. Females reach 5-6 inches in size, and males are 3-4 inches. Life expectancy for females is 12-15 years, and males live 4-5 years.
The Peruvian Flame Rump Tarantula is considered to be semi-arboreal.
Thelma, My T Ockerti
I love this T =) If it's not moving very slow, it's faster than all get up. When I transferred it to a bigger container, it flew out and did table laps at least 4 times around before I could even TRY to catch it. Thought I was experience my first T that day =)
In it's tank it prefers to huddle up and stay put in the day time, and moves around a lot in early evening.
It flicks a lot of bristles when I go to pick it up, but it's ok once it's in my hand.
What's really cool about this T (I'm gonna investigate this) is that when it's bothered, it'll bury all of itself except for the two back legs and it's rump stickin straight up. I know it's a tree spider and I'm wondering if it resembles a bud from the tree, or somethin like that.... more later..
From Arach222 Mar 21 2012 7:41PM