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Costa Rican Tiger Rump Tarantula (Cyclosternum fasciatum)

Name:Costa Rican Tiger Rump Tarantula (Cyclosternum fasciatum)Cyclosternum fasciatum
Genus:Cyclosternum
Category:Spiders and Inverts - Arachinds
Origin:Tropical forests around Costa Rica and Guatemala
Lifespan:Female Taratulas live up to 10 years + males a lot less.
Average Size:They grow to about 3 1/2 to 4 inches.
Description:This species of spider is quite a beautiful one. With nice black and red striped markings on its abdomen and a red carapace. These spiders are fast growing and long lived. These spiders although will burrow like to be out in the open a lot so make great display pets.
Housing Requirements:Spiderlings can live in small plastic containers with holes in the top to allow air flow. Adults can live in a 5 gallon tank. Floor space is more important to this species than height. They should be provided with a retreat like a log or a piece of bark If no retreat is provided they will dig their own. They require a substrata in the bottom of the tank, preferably a Vermiculite and potting soil mix although I found that peat works better for this species. The substrata should be around 5 to 6 inches deep.
Light/Heating Requirements:70 to 80°F or 21 to 27°C is fine.
Food Requirements:Spiderlings will eat pinhead crickets and other small insects. Adults will eat crickets, locust, meal worms and other insects.
Water/Humidity Requirements:60 to 70% is fine.
Breeding Notes:N/A
Original Author:http://home.freeuk.com/xclent/cyclosternum-fasciatum-caresheet.htm
Price list last updated on April 27th, 2014 at 03:12:30
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