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AKA: Cyriocosmus elegans


Experience: Beginner


Growth Rate: Fast


Type: Terrestrial, Semi-Fossorial


Venom: 1/5 potency.


Urticating Hairs: Yes


Adult Size: DLS 2.5” (6cm)


Expected Life Span: Females 10 years - Males up to 3 - 4 years


Temperature: 78°F - 85°F is ideal for the Summer months. During cooler months a range of 70°F - 75°F.


Humidity: 60-70% with adequate ventilation.


Natural Origins: Trinidad, Tobago and Venezuela


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. 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 with added clumps of sphagnum moss and some vermiculite help keep humidity stay up. A minimum of 3 to 4 inches of Substrate.



Sling (1/16-1/4")

D. melanogaster Fruitflies 2x a week. for anything below 1/8"  and D. hydei for any bigger



Pin head crickets 2x per week.


Sub-Adult - Adult(1 1/2"+)

 Sm. - Md. Crickets weekly


As an Adult, you can mix up the diet with Red Runner Roaches, Dubia, and other soft-body insects.


Sexing: The Best way to sex a T is by the molt.


Extra Info.

Trinidad Dwarf

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