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Psalmopoeus cambridgei – Trinidad chevron tarantula

Item #: PSACAM

32.32$

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Scientific Name: Psalmopoeus cambridgei

Common Name: Trinidad chevron tarantula

Type: Arboreal

Category: New World

Endemic Location: Trinidad

Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 5.5”(14cm)

Urticating Hairs: No

Growth Rate: Fast

Life Expectancy: Females 12 years / Males 4 years

Recommended Experience Level: Intermediate – Advanced

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Scientific Name: Psalmopoeus cambridgei

Common Name: Trinidad chevron tarantula

Type: Arboreal

Category: New World

Endemic Location: Trinidad

Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 5.5”(14cm)

Urticating Hairs: No

Growth Rate: Fast

Life Expectancy: Females 12 years / Males 4 years

Recommended Experience Level: Intermediate – Advanced

 

The Psalmopoeus cambridgei, commonly known as the Trinidad Chevron Tarantula, is a captivating species of arboreal tarantula native to the Caribbean, specifically Trinidad and Tobago. This species is renowned for its striking appearance and relatively fast growth rate, making it a fascinating subject for both arachnid enthusiasts and researchers alike.

Characterized by its vibrant and intricate pattern, the Trinidad Chevron Tarantula boasts a stunning color palette that includes shades of dark brown or black, complemented by a distinctive chevron pattern on its abdomen, which can vary in color from white to a light golden hue. The legs of the Psalmopoeus cambridgei are adorned with reddish or orange hairs, adding to its exotic and colorful appearance. Adult females can reach a leg span of up to 6 inches, making them a medium-sized tarantula species.

In terms of behavior, the Trinidad Chevron is known for its agility and speed, often surprising observers with its swift movements. It prefers to dwell in well-ventilated areas with high humidity, mimicking its natural habitat in the rainforests of Trinidad. This species constructs silk retreats in tree cavities or among dense foliage, where it can hide during the day and emerge at night to hunt. While generally considered to be more on the skittish side, they can display defensive behavior when threatened, making them better suited for experienced tarantula keepers. Despite this, their fascinating behavior, relatively simple care requirements, and striking appearance make them a compelling choice for those interested in the world of arachnids.

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