- Apr 30, 2010
Just received these little guys from KTBG. They are about 1 inch leg span
I've also heard people saying they are semi-arboreal, like GBB, and do well in both terrestrial and arboreal set-ups. At the moment all three of them are crawling the walls and logs in their cages and don't seem like wanting to go on the ground. But it's too soon to tell how they like it. By the way, here's a nice description of the species: Presumptive Habitat of Encyocratella olivaceaI will be interested to see if they stay aboreal in your aboreal set-up (Nice by the way)... I have raised several and when they were first described as aboreal to me I put them in aboreal set-ups. I soon realized they went straight to the ground and chose not too use their sky spinning skills ever. I am interested to see what they do and if others have their E.O.'s hopping trees or scooting dirt? I since have gone to a terest set up for all of them and now have all of my new little ones from Ken as well clinging to the ground even though they are in tall aboreal deli's with cork.
Well, I kind of thought about getting them smaller cages, but then decided to go with these ones, since I already have some experience raising slings in cages much bigger than they require and never had problems with any of them. My first 3 slings - pulchra, gbb and redknee - all were less than 1 inch when I got them and I raised them in 5.5 gallon tanks.Those are nice Ts and good looking enclosures, but the enclosures are over kill for 1 inch slings.
Here's another article on this species that I've found. It says adult females reach body length of 55 mm and leg span 120 mm which is about 5 inches: http://tarantulas.tropica.ru/en/evolution/Stromatopelminae/EncyocratellaWhat about leg spans? Any idea of what they reach? Male and female?