P pulcher. help?

Rain_Flower

Arachnolord
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I searched the forum and on google and haven't been able to find any good info/caresheets about these guys. Anyone got any general info? I'd love to hear becuase I'm going to purchase one from swifts :D

Temperment?
Housing?
Temp/Humidity?
Feeding?
The basics, or any interesting things you'd like to share.
 

Brian S

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Keep like any other arboreal. They are fast and will bite so keep fingers and fangs well apart. Feed like any other tarantula
 

Gesticulator

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Also, even though they are arboreal, they tend to like hiding spots. I use plastic vines and make sure they have a few nooks to use as safe havens.
 

regalis

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she is the shyest of all psalmopoeus species...and very defensive...if she is cornerd she strikes emidiately several times...very fast also , humidity like all arboreals 75-80% , she attack food very agressive . You must be carefull in terrarium , she attacks everything..it can be food , stick or your hand .. she will atack :D She don't need big terrarium , 25x25x35 cm is enough .

Regards
 

Lorgakor

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Just wanted to add that I've never seen any defensive behavior from mine, though I guess they could be abnormal. They are shy and flighty, but I've never seen any indications that they would be too willing to bite.
 

cacoseraph

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Just wanted to add that I've never seen any defensive behavior from mine, though I guess they could be abnormal. They are shy and flighty, but I've never seen any indications that they would be too willing to bite.
i used to hold mine somewhat regularily (1-2/month) and never got any sort of static from it.... then i was showing it to another forumer that was interest in getting it from me... i was going to take it out to hold and the dang thing struck at me... clacked fangs off the edge of the container... which was the ONLY reason i wasn't tagged by another psalmo species (a tiny suntiger is the only tarantula to ever bite me, heh).

mine was DEFINITELY more inclined to run than fight, like 99+% of the time though
 

syndicate

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these can def be quite defensive!mine like to greet me with a threat display during watering time heh
 

beetleman

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yeah, i love em:clap: my female is not very friendly either,and man is she quick! excellent eater,and when she emerges at night,very impressive t she webs like crazy,i keep mine just like all of my other arboreals.that's an excellent choice!
 
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