Other common names: Trinidad Gold Tarantula; Trinidad Dwarf Olive Tarantula
Scientific name: Holothele incei
The Trinidad Olive Tarantula is a small terrestrial tarantula which is native to scrub and tropical rainforest regions of the island of Trinidad.
Appearance / health:
2-3" DLS (diagonal leg span) in females, males are 1.5-2" upon maturity. This species is an overall olive coloration with black markings, unless it is of the gold color form - these spiders are a solid copper-gold color.
Behavior / temperament:
Fast and skittish, somewhat defensive. This is another species that has been kept communally with success as long as the enclosure is large enough, the prey items ample, and hiding places abundant for individuals to claim their own territories.
Small to medium terrestrial enclosure with ample substrate in which to burrow and multiple hiding places.
Easy to care for, as long as light to moderate humidity is provided, as well as burrowing opportunities and multiple hiding places.
Invertebrates smaller than itself - crickets, roaches, mealworms.
Easy to breed
unique color forms, neat little semidwarf, neat little web
diverse cage environments, olive colored animals, solid golden color
Wonderful to Watch
These spiders are so fun to observe! Lots of webbing and tunneling, and they enjoy diverse cage environments - kids will love to learn about them and decorate their cages.
A beautiful coat, and very calm in demeanor. Can deal with noise and handling.
Unfortunately I have had some issues keeping them healthy, so they do need a regulated environment more than most..
From ampersands Feb 28 2015 8:40PM
Though its true that this species are really neat looking and when they're actually out and about they are fun to watch, my experience with keeping them from slings is always disappointing. Even following care instructions from more experienced keepers and breeders, I have never been able to keep these little guys alive, unfortunately, and I've never had any trouble with any others. Just these for whatever reason. They seem to just give up on me, getting slower and more immobile as time goes by. Because of this, if you're getting your T as a sling, I would not recommend this species for a beginner as you may have to try a few times and find your own way of keeping them. I would do this more if I wasn't so crushed when they kicked the bucket on me. .
From arachnamancer Feb 4 2017 9:11PM