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Appearance

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Easy to handle

0/5

Visibility

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Easy to keep

5/5

Health

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Psalmopoeus cambridgei

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United States

Posted Sep 08, 2014

This is one of the more underrated tarantulas in the hobby, as they are quite common, and often given away by breeders/dealers.

P. cambridgei is one of the largest (if not THE largest) in the genus that's currently available to keepers. Adult females can reach 6" or more. They are an overall mossy green color, with hints of orange on the the feet and faint chevron like striping on the abdomen.

These are New World spiders, so they do not possess medically significant venom, however, bites are still reported to be quite painful. They are also quick to defend themselves, and are fast and unpredictable, so handling them is not advised.

This species makes an interesting display animal as they dig down in the substrate with their webbing in addition to being arboreal. They're fairly heavily bodied, and impressive looking as adults, and boast great feeding responses, so even though they are common, they are a great addition to any collection and observer.

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