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Trinidad Dwarf Tiger Rump Tarantula

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Scientific name: Cyriocosmus elegans

The basics:
The Trinidad Dwarf Tiger Rump Tarantula is a small terrestrial species which is native to Venezuela, Trinidad & Tobago.1.5-2" DLS (diagonal leg span) as adults. This species is an overall black spider, with a reddish carapace marked with a black triangle. The mirror patch on the abdomen is copper colored and heart shaped, with similar copper striping extending from it.

Appearance / health:
1.5-2" DLS (diagonal leg span) as adults. This species is an overall black spider, with a reddish carapace marked with a black triangle. The mirror patch on the abdomen is copper colored and heart shaped, with similar copper striping extending from it.

Behavior / temperament:
Very fast and skittish.

Housing:
Small terrestrial enclosure with ample substrate in which to burrow. Somewhat challenging to care for due to their small size, this species should be given plenty of substrate to burrow, and should be kept moderately humid. Keepers should be familiar with working with smaller animals and smaller prey items.

Diet:
Invertebrates smaller than itself - crickets, roaches, flightless fruit flies.

Breeding:
Relatively easy to breed. Many hobbyists note that copulation takes several hours time.

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