Sri Lankan Ornamental Caresheet
Poecilotheria Fasciata Caresheet and Species Information
|Species||Poecilotheria fasciata – P. fasciata (A common mistake is to call this species, P.fasciatum this is a common mistake and normally caused by confusing Poecilotheria fasciata – P.fasciata with Cyclosternum fasciatum – C.fasciatum
|Common Names||Sri Lankan Ornamental, Sri Lankan Ornamental tree spider
|Tarantula Country of Origin||Sri Lanka – Old World|
|Natural Habitat of Tarantula
||Dense tropical forests of Sri Lanka|
||The Sri Lankan Ornamental has a dark abdomen with a broad central cream band edged in black, with five oblique marks. The Sri Lankan Ornamental’s carapace is grey with cream markings while the legs are banded white and black, with yellow on the underneath of the first two pairs, which the Sri Lankan Ornamental uses as a warning to potential attackers|
|Size||7-8 inches or 17 – 20cm|
|Temperature||70F to 80F or 21C – 28C
|Temperement||The Sri Lankan Ornamental is an Old World species with a potent bite and fiery temperement. The Sri Lankan Ornamental is nervous and will retreat to safety if disturbed but if cornered will readily display a threat pose and bit if needs be. The Sri Lankan Ornamental will deliver multiple bites and like all the Poecilotheria species their venom can cause medically significant symptoms. The Sri Lankan Ornamental is really quite ridiculously fast and being a tree spider has incredibly sure footing. show this species a lot of respect especially when doing more in depth enclosure maintenance.
|Enclosure||Arboreal cage with height more important than floor space. 1-2inches or 2.5 to 5cm of substrate (younger P.fasciata may burrow). The substrate will help to keep hold the moisture you’ll require to keep the humidity at the required levels. Length and width of the setup should at the very least be 3 times the length of the Tarantula. The Sri Lankan Ornamental is rather active and makes a great display spider. The Sri Lankan Ornamental also webs quite a bit being arboreal so try and find an enclosure with more than one access point so as not to destroy the Sri Lankan Ornamental’s webbing.
|Substrate||Potting Soil/Peat Moss, Vermiculite or mix of Peat and vermiculite
|Decorations||Provide at least one burrow and realistic surroundings including tree bark, plants and for tarantulas 3 inches or larger supply a water dish|
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