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AKA: Phlogius sp black, Black Whistling Tarantula


Experience: Advanced


Growth Rate: Fast


Type: Terrestrial, fossorial


Venom: Medically Significant


Urticating Hairs: no


Adult Size: DLS ~ 7"


Expected Life Span: Females 20-30 years - Males up to 10 years


Temperature: 78°F - 85°F


Humidity: 60-70% with adequate ventilation.


Natural Origins: Northern Queensland


Habitat: 24" x 18" x 12" Enclosure. A drainage layer of clay balls or small gravel is beneficial in getting the substrate saturated but not leaving it a watery mush, adding a layer of mesh screen keeps the substrate and drainage level separated, and finally a layer of a good substrate on top. It's recommended to have a water dish, multiple hides, and plenty of substrate for the T to burrow in if they desire to do so. For a bioactive tank, you can add Springtails and even live plants that help keep the humidity up and add to the enclosure aesthetic.


Substrate: A Peat moss and coco fiber mixture. A minimum of 3 to 4 inches of Substrate.



Sling (1/4"-1")


Sm. crickets, or Sm. Dubia 2x a week.



3-4 medium crickets, Md. Dubia every 7-10 days

Sub- Adult - Adult(4"+)


3 or 4 large Dubia roaches every other week or about a dozen crickets every 2 to 3 weeks


As an Adult, you can mix the diet with Red Runner Roaches, Superworms.


Sexing: though the best way to sex a T is by the molt.


Extra Info. : Extreme Light sensitivity, will go down hide at the slightest sign of light. Very quick and bolty. 


Photo Credit:

Adult- C. Allen

Black Whistling Tarantula

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